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

Works Underway on Pimlico to Teven Upgrade

Media Release

WT019/2013

07 November 2013

Joint release with:

Kevin Hogan

Member for Page

Don Page

Member for Ballina

Work kicked off today on the second stage of the Pacific Highway upgrade from Pimlico to Teven.

At the sod turning ceremony today, Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, said Pimlico Road would be realigned to create a temporary intersection with the Pacific Highway south of the existing intersection.

“Once completed, the northern end of the project will connect to the Ballina Bypass, so bit by bit, we are seeing the pieces of our road network come together,” Mr Hogan said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the upgrade would lay the groundwork for further upgrades of the Pacific Highway near Ballina.

“These crucial works include stabilisation of the soil and bridgeworks to pave the way for the future construction of a new southbound carriageway,” Mr Truss said.

“The project will build approximately two kilometres of new road on the Pacific Highway, and about 1.3 kilometres on the Bruxner Highway.

“It will also see the construction of a 173 metre bridge over Emigrant Creek and a new 117 metre bridge over Duck Creek.”

Member for Ballina, Don Page, said the Pimlico to Teven project is part of the $564.6 million package of works between Woolgoolga and Ballina, which are jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.

“These works include planning and pre-construction for the entire 155 kilometre section, including approvals, land acquisition, concept design and geotechnical investigations,” Mr Page said.

“This is a great example of the Australian and New South Wales governments working in partnership to get on with the job of building a safer Pacific Highway.”