Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan
The Australian Government’s December 2008 and February 2009 announcements were designed to provide strong and decisive action to support jobs and insulate the Australian economy from the worst of the global downturn. These announcements, collectively known as The Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan (NB-ESP), make an unprecedented investment in Australia’s long-term infrastructure needs and provide the jobs and capital funding to keep Australia’s economy running.
Many of the programs funded by the Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan are being administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport. These include:
$711 million in funding has been brought forward as part of the Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan to accelerate 14 road projects.
As part of the Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan, the Australian Government has provided $150 million in funding for the installation of some 300 new boom gates and other active safety measures at high-risk rail crossings across Australia.
The Government provided an Equity Injection of $1.2 billion for the Australian Rail Transport Corporation (ARTC) to improve freight and passenger transport on the nations railways. Seventeen projects were identified for implementation under the NB-ESP.
Funding of $150 million has been allocated as part of the Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan for safety improvement projects under the Black Spot Program.
Nation Building—Economic Stimulus Plan project lists
- Rail Projects [PDF: 112 KB] 
- Road Projects [PDF: 115 KB] 
- Black Spot Program Projects [PDF: 285 KB] 
- Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program: