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

Work begins on fixing D'Aguilar Highway black spot at Kilcoy

Media Release

DC151/2016

20 October 2016

Works will start this week on almost $1 million of safety improvements at the intersection of the D'Aguilar Highway and the Esk-Kilcoy and Kilcoy Showgrounds roads.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the works would substantially reduce the risk of crashes at the intersection.

“There have been a number of accidents at these two intersections over recent years, which has underlined the need for funding under the Black Spots Programme,” Mr Chester said.

“These works will create dedicated turning lanes on the highway and wider road shoulders at the intersection, making it much safer for all motorists.

“Research tells us that safer drivers, in safer cars, on safer roads will save lives and reduce serious injuries in the future. Every dollar we invest in road upgrades in regional areas is an investment in the lives of locals and visitors alike.”

The project is being funded through a $968,000 allocation from the Black Spots Programme, and drivers should expect to see the new intersections in place by early next year.

The Coalition Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014–15 to 2018–19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015–16 to improve road safety across the nation.