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

Roads to Recovery delivers for Mount Gambier

Media Release

KP010/2018

03 July 2018

Joint release with:

Tony Pasin

Member for Barker

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Keith Pitt visited the Mount Gambier region today to highlight the positive outcomes of the Coalition Government’s infrastructure investment in the region.

Joining Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin at the site of a road upgrade near Mount Gambier Airport, Mr Pitt said the $620,000 upgrade was a great example of the everyday benefits the Australian Government’s commitment to the region was delivering for residents and businesses.

“Here in Mount Gambier, we are delivering over $197,000 toward the project to upgrade Mingbool Road between Worrolong Road and Kennedy Avenue, which will improve safety and access for the community,” he said.

“This project is part of the Australian Government’s nationwide Roads to Recovery investment, which is delivering $4.8 billion between the 2013-14 and 2012-22 financial years to support local governments to help maintain road infrastructure, better connect communities and improve safety.

“In addition, the Government has just announced $5.5 million to upgrade 24 dangerous locations under the 2018-19 financial year’s Black Spot Program allocation to further enhance safety on our nation’s roads.”

Mr Pasin said the Mingbool Road upgrade involved reconstructing and sealing the 4.2-kilometre section between Worrolong Road and Kennedy Avenue, just north of Mount Gambier.

“The upgrade involves widening the carriageway from six to 10 metres, strengthening the road surface and refreshing line markings to improve safety,” he said.

“Used by an average of 700 vehicles a day, Mingbool Road is a heavy vehicle bypass road and provides access for commodity freight to the Princes Highway into Victoria for the horticulture, agriculture, dairy and forestry industries north of Mount Gambier.

“This is just one example of important road infrastructure improvements being delivered on a rolling basis thanks to Roads to Recovery and Australian Government investment more generally.

“The Coalition’s strong economic management means the government is able to continue to fund these important projects that make such a positive difference to our community.”

For more information on Roads to Recovery, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/roads_to_recovery/.