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

Burdekin Road Upgrade now complete

Media Release

WT061/2014

30 April 2014

Joint release with:

Marise Payne

Senator for New South Wales
Minister for Human Services

Cr Len Robinson

Mayor

Traffic flow and safety through Quakers Hill has been improved with the completion of the Burdekin Road upgrade from Walker Street to Railway Terrace.

Senator for New South Wales and Minister for Human Services Marise Payne, representing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, joined Blacktown Mayor Len Robinson on site today to view the new road.

Mr Truss said the Australian Government fully funded the project, investing $4.55 million to upgrade the rural road that had become inadequate for the growing area.

“This project has upgraded a rural road to a four lane divided road, and added a shared pathway for bicycle riders and pedestrians,” Mr Truss said.

Senator Payne said the new sub-arterial road upgraded the network linking major state roads such as Garfield Road East and Sunnyholt Road.

“Burdekin Road will provide better access for about 45,500 residents and those using the relocated Schofields Railway Station,” Senator Payne said.

“The roundabout is now two lanes, improving traffic flow through the intersection of Burdekin Road and Walker Street.”

Cr Robinson said the local community had been eagerly awaiting the completion of the transformation of the once rural road.

“A significant number of jobs were created during the construction of the project which delivered an important economic boost to this area,” Cr Robinson said.