Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack today visited Coffs Harbour to confirm that the 2018-19 Budget has locked in a commitment to fund a new Pacific Highway bypass of the city.
It is a sensational six for communities around the Kyogle Shire today, with five upgraded bridges opened on Gradys Creek Road, and another on Lions Road, all funded under the Australian Government's Bridges Renewal Program.
The Liberal and Nationals Government will provide $11.6 million towards the modernisation of the Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme in northern Queensland, providing increased water availability and reliability to growers within the Atherton Tablelands.
The site of a planned major upgrade to the Cunningham Highway, announced in the Federal Budget, was in focus today as Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Agriculture Minister David Littleproud toured the upgrade area with Wright MP Scott Buchholz and Senator Amanda Stoker.
The Liberal and Nationals Government will provide more than $3 million toward the modernisation of the Nogoa Mackenzie Water Supply Scheme, providing central Queensland growers with access to more reliable water.
The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest more than $75 billion in nationally significant transport infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, including new funding of $24.5 billion for projects and initiatives which will improve Australians' lives across every State and Territory.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack has today congratulated Peter Frazer, the President of Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) for achieving a bigger impact than ever before with the annual National Road Safety Week.
The Federal Government is committing $390 million to duplicate Queensland's North Coast Rail Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough, and build capacity upgrades from Landsborough to Nambour, delivering improved passenger and freight movement between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
The Federal Government will provide $25.27 million towards the construction of Tasmania's proposed Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme, giving northern Tasmania the chance to deliver high-reliability water to those who need it when they need it.
The Federal Government has marked National Road Safety Week by announcing the continuation of funding for the critical work of independent vehicle safety consumer organisation ANCAP for another five years, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack says.