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

Transcript of Doorstop, Roma Mitchell Building, North Terrace, Adelaide

Interview

BPC022/2014

03 April 2014

Jamie Briggs: It was a good discussion, and we're working through in the budget context about how we get on and build the whole North-South Corridor in a decade as the Prime Minister committed to.

Question: Are you satisfied with the planning work that's gone on? Are they up to speed?

Jamie Briggs: More satisfied today than I was before the meeting. I think the work that's gone on is very encouraging, and I think there is an arrangement we can work towards very quickly to achieve what both the state government is looking to do, and what we're looking to do, and what people of South Australia want us to do.

Question: Which would you say is the priority of the two?

Jamie Briggs: We've always said, and the Prime Minister announced in October last year, that both projects are important and we should get on with both projects.

Question: But would you get on with both concurrently?

Jamie Briggs: Well, we'll make lots of announcements around the Budget.

Question: You said going into the meeting that you hoped that the state government would get on the Federal Government's page—does that mean you want the Darlington side to start first?

Jamie Briggs: No, it means that we want to get the North-South Corridor upgraded in a decade, and I'm more confident after seeing the work that's been done with the $8.5 million from the Federal Government in December that we will be able to do that.

Thank you.

Question: Thank you.