Business Insider Australia has compiled a list of which programs have been announced and which are still under consideration.
The economic recovery package was announced on Friday and will see the government spend $7 billion on infrastructure projects over three years, including the Northern Territory’s Central Coast Rail Link and the Queensland Government’s new Northern Territory Rail Link.
The package is set to increase the number of rail passengers by 1.7 million between now and 2021, and boost economic growth by a whopping 5.5 per cent.
This will be achieved through a variety of measures, including: More rail services, with a focus on freight, commercial and regional transport.
The government is also working to build the Northern Railway line and a new rail link to Adelaide, the Northern Brisbane Rail Link, and a line between Wollongong and Brisbane to the Gold Coast.
The Government is also making good on a commitment to build a new high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Port Augusta.
The new link will connect the Northern and Eastern Freeways, and it will be a direct link to the Port Augusta railway station, which will connect to Melbourne.
More services for the Indigenous community, including an Aboriginal education and literacy program, a new Aboriginal-owned car wash, a community centre, and the launch of the First Nations Community Resource Centre.
The Northern Rail Link is also being expanded to link to other parts of the state and will bring faster train service to the city of Melbourne, which has been struggling with a lack of reliable public transport services.
The Federal Government is committed to improving access to employment, especially for the elderly and disabled.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme will be extended from $10 a week to $50 a week, and all workers will be able to claim for disability in their work-related benefits.
The first-ever Aboriginal youth employment and employment development centre will open in Darwin.
There will be an extra $500 million in funding for community housing, as well as $1.6 billion for community and community-based services, including youth employment services.
And $5.5 billion will be spent on affordable housing for disadvantaged families.
The funding will be delivered through a range of measures including the Government’s Indigenous Housing Guarantee.
The Abbott Government will spend $1 billion on public transport, including a $500 billion rail infrastructure package and $200 million to expand the state’s existing regional bus network.
This includes a $400 million rail expansion project to connect Sydney to Melbourne and a $250 million bus rapid transit project that will link the Northern Beaches to the inner city.
A further $300 million will be allocated to the state-run ACT Transit to provide more frequent service between the Sydney CBD and the CBD in Melbourne.
A $1-billion road network investment will see tolls on major highways and bridges raised, with the first phase of the project to be delivered by 2020.
The Victorian Government will allocate $3.5-billion over five years to build more than 200km of new roads and bridges.
The State Government will provide $2.4-billion for a range and priority infrastructure projects in rural Victoria.
The Commonwealth Government will invest $2 billion to support regional water resources, including $250,000 for water treatment plants, $200,000 to upgrade the Murray-Darling Basin, and $350,000 on the Northern Rivers.
It will also allocate $2-billion in concessional infrastructure funds to local government, and provide a further $1 million to help build roads, bridges and irrigation systems.
The Labor Government has announced $3-billion investment in infrastructure projects to help people get around more quickly and easily, including upgrades to regional and local roads.
It also announced a $1,000-a-week increase to childcare and child care grants for young people aged up to 24 years, a $2,000 increase to the child-care rebate, and funding for a new $2 million child care program to be announced later in the year.
It has also committed $500,000 over five year to the Northern Infrastructure Australia network, which is the Government-funded network for regional and remote communities.
In response to the budget, the Opposition called on the Government to provide $1 per day to everyone aged 16 and over to make sure they can pay their fair share for a better life.