Dubbo's New Intersection Complete

Media Release


07 November 2013

Joint release with:

Mark Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes

Troy Grant

State Member for Dubbo

Mathew Dickerson

Dubbo City Council Mayor

Works on the Talbragar and Brisbane  streets roundabout is now complete, providing a quicker flow of traffic in the  central business district, as well as beautifying the streetscape design.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for  Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the project was a  $1.9 million project funded by Dubbo City Council ($1.18 million) and the  Australian Government ($724,568) through its Roads to Recovery Programme.

“It is expected some 20,000 vehicles will  pass through this roundabout every day, so these upgrades are now easing  congestion and removing delays from the hub of town,” Mr Truss said.

“Under Roads to Recovery the Australian  Government is providing $373.5 million in 2013–14 to improve local roads around  Australia,” he said.

At the opening today, Federal Member for  Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the project provided a much needed revamp of Talbragar  and Brisbane streets, especially the landscaping on the roundabout which  features a Sengal Date Palm surrounded by Sago Palms.

“The inclusion of the palm trees came  about from a 1927 photograph of Talbragar Street,” Mr Coulton said.

State Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant said  the landscaping was cleverly planned in keeping with the history of Dubbo, with  the palm tree theme for Talbragar Street providing a link to nearby Victoria  Park palms.

“On top of the upgrade to the roundabout  there was a Beautification Scheme that began in 2002, with landscaping a key  consideration during all stages of the project," Mr Grant said.

Dubbo City Council Mayor, Mathew Dickerson,  said the new intersection would provide better traffic flow as well as improved  safety through metal guardrails.

“In time to come, tables and chairs will  be installed as part of the ongoing street beautification,” Dickerson said.

Mr Truss concluded that since the  Government created Roads to Recovery in 2001 over 44,500 projects had been  delivered, and that the Government is committed to continuing the Programme.