The feasibility for extending the Gawler Railway Line passenger service out to the Barossa, Concordia and Roseworthy, and creating an Adelaide to Two Wells Line, are set to be investigated.

State and Federal Government will split the estimated $10 million cost required for a planning study into a possible Rail Passenger Service Expansion project, which would also include rail extensions to other metropolitan and regional growth areas across South Australia.

State Member for Light, Tony Piccolo MP, said he’s pleased the Malinauskas Labor Government is planning for the projected growth of these regions.

“With the developments that are taking place across these regions, it’s important to have the appropriate infrastructure in place to support these communities,” Mr Piccolo said.

“Access to public transport not only makes the commute to work, events, and the essentials in life easier, faster and safer for members of the public, but also creates less traffic on our roads and is better for the environment.

“It’s important to address the existing and future rail transport requirements in growing regional areas like Gawler now before these populations grow to help avoid congestion on our roads.”

Mr Piccolo said this study will build upon the work already undertaken by the Department of Transport and Infrastructure as part of the Northern Adelaide Transport and the Barossa Tourism Train studies.

Planning is set to commence within the next financial year and be completed before the end of 2026.