One Nation (infrastructure)
One Nation was an Australian Government program of infrastructure development carried out under the Keating Government from 1991 to 1996. Much of the program was implemented as a means of stimulating the economy in the aftermath of the Early 1990s recession.
Key elements of the One Nation program included:
- the Melbourne-Adelaide railway line was converted to standard gauge in 1995.
- the 1067mm gauge line to the Port of Brisbane was converted to dual 1435/1067 mm gauge and extended in parallel with the duplicated passenger line to Dutton Park in 1997.
- a standard gauge link was built to the port at Fremantle, Western Australia.
- new standard gauge sidings were provided at Adelaide Outer Harbor.
- a separate freight line was built between Macarthur and Glenfield as the first stage of what is now known as the Southern Sydney Freight Line. Its planned extension to the Chullora - Enfield freight line near Sefton is being built by the Australian Rail Track Corporation with funds provided by the Australian Government under AusLink.
- the Sydney-Brisbane railway line was upgraded with longer passing loops, the replacement of wooden trestles with concrete bridges, concrete resleepering, some minor deviations and bank stabilisation.
- passing loops were extended between Wodonga and Melbourne.
- "National Railway Museum Port Adelaide - Rail History". www.natrailmuseum.org.au. Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-03-30.
- "A Critique of the Dual Gauge Link to the Port of Brisbane.". www.rag.org.au. Retrieved 2008-03-30.
- Philip Laird (page 191). "Australia's gauge muddle and prospects". Back on Track: Rethinking Transport Policy in Australia and New Zealand (UNSW Press). ISBN 0-86840-411-X. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
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