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

Rockhampton motorists on the Roads to Recovery

Media Release

KP013/2018

17 July 2018

Joint release with:

Michelle Landry

Federal Member for Capricornia

Another three major road upgrades around Rockhampton have now been delivered as part of the Coalition Government's Roads to Recovery Program.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt, said a total of $850,000 had been spent under the program to upgrade Bridge Street, one of North Rockhampton's main link roads, and two suburban streets—Rodger Street in North Rockhampton and Bevis Street in South Rockhampton.

“These projects are typical of what the Roads to Recovery Program was set up to help achieve—improving the nation's road infrastructure to make it safer and quicker for those travelling on them,” Mr Pitt said.

“This funding is part of $4.8 billion being invested by the Coalition across the country—between 2013 and 2022—to support local government efforts to better connect communities and improve road safety.

“In addition, earlier this year the Government announced $12.2 million to upgrade 36 dangerous locations across Queensland under the 2018–19 Black Spot Program to further enhance safety on some of our known accident spots.”

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the condition of the three roads had failed to a point where they were considered to be unsafe, particularly in wet weather conditions.

“This is a wonderful outcome for the people of Rocky with upgrades to drainage, kerbing and road surfaces providing locals and visitors with confidence when driving on our roads,” Mrs Landry said.

“In Rockhampton we have delivered $350,000 to upgrade Bridge Street, $230,000 for Bevis Street and $270,000 for Rodger Street. Investments that will have a long-term positive impact for the area.

“These projects are a great example of how the Government's investments in grassroots infrastructure improvements underpins long-term growth in cities, regional centres, towns and remote communities throughout Australia.

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