Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Nebo's Braeside Road works underway

Media Release

DC023/2016

21 March 2016

Joint release with:

Michelle Landry MP

Federal Member for Capricornia

Rod Ferguson

CEO Isaac Regional Council

Works are underway to upgrade Braeside Road, south of Nebo, with funding provided under the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery Programme.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Roads to Recovery Programme was an example of how the Australian Government was working in partnership with local governments to build better roads in regional areas.

"The Federal Government is providing $3.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Programme across Australia, and a significant amount of this money is being spent across regional Queensland," Mr Chester said.

“Building quality infrastructure can change people's lives and it can save people's lives.”

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry MP said the Federal Government was contributing $1.5 million towards the cost of making Braeside Road better and safer.

“The full bitumen section of Braeside Road (between Oxford Road and the Peak Downs Highway) is being stabilised, widened and resealed,” Ms Landry said.

“The Roads to Recovery model gives council the freedom to decide where funding should be spent locally.

“The council has identified this upgrade as being a priority due to the large volumes of traffic, and I know that the upgrades are welcomed by the wider community.”

Isaac Regional Council CEO Rod Ferguson said the project, to improve road conditions and safety, is on schedule.

“Council crews are doing an excellent job on the road with a 2.5 kilometre section stabilised and prime sealed in the last four weeks,” Mr Ferguson said.

“Braeside road is an important connection to Nebo and caters for a high volume of local and industry traffic. Council recognises that the road network is a priority for our residents and we are working hard to stay on schedule.”

The project is expected to be completed April 2016, weather permitting.