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

Getting Bribie residents home sooner and safer

Media Release

MM097/2018

06 July 2018

Joint release with:

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull

MP Prime Minister

Mr Trevor Ruthenberg

LNP candidate for Longman

Bribie Island residents travelling to and from the Bruce Highway will get home sooner and safer with a $20 million upgrade to the busy Bribie Island Road.

The congestion-busting upgrade will enhance traffic flow and include upgrades to key intersections along the commuter stretch to ensure a smoother and safer drive to and from home.

It will also include traffic signaling and pavement widening at priority pinch points along the Bribie Island Road.

The Turnbull Government has committed to the upgrade after listening to the concerns of the community, who want faster, safer travel times as traffic on the road increases.

We thank LNP candidate for Longman Trevor Ruthenberg for his strong advocacy for the road upgrade and Liberal MP for Pumicestone Simone Wilson, who has fought strongly for the community.

Bribie Island Road is the region's primary connection to the Bruce Highway, which received $3.3 billion in new investment in the Federal Budget and is a key priority of the Turnbull Government.

The upgrade will create more jobs for residents in Longman and surrounding areas to continue the record jobs growth Australia has enjoyed under the Coalition Government.

Upgrading key roads and ensuring faster travel times for commuters is only possible because of the stronger economy created by the Turnbull Government.

Our strong economy, growing on the back of more than 1 million new jobs, ensures we can guarantee the essential services Australians rely on and build the roads and rail of the future.

The upgrade complements the Federal Government's $10 billion commitment to the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, including the additional $3.3 billion announced in the 2018–19 Budget.

The Bruce Highway Upgrade Program also includes $1.42 billion committed to upgrade the Pine River to Caloundra corridor, which intersects with Bribie Island Road and is the main road to Brisbane.

Each and every day, the Government is working to build better roads, to get Queenslanders home sooner and safer, whether it is the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns or the M1 from Brisbane to the Gold Coast.