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

Majura Parkway up and running for charity

Media Release

WT237/2014

21 November 2014

Joint release with:

Shane Rattenbury

ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

Participants in the ‘Run for your Lifeline’ Canberra Lifeline charity event on Sunday 23 November 2014 will be the first to put the new Majura Parkway through its paces.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $288 million Majura Parkway project, jointly funded by the Australian and ACT Governments, will ease congestion and improve the flow of traffic between the north and south of Canberra.

“A 9.5 kilometre section of the Majura Parkway, north of Fairbairn Avenue, will be the route for the Lifeline fun run and half marathon,” Mr Truss said.

“The ‘Run for your Lifeline’ event will be a great opportunity for the expected 2,500 runners to get a first-hand feel for progress on this major project.”

ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury said that the fun run was a great opportunity for Canberrans to get out and get active in support of a great cause.

“The Majura Parkway will provide a new and interesting location for the run, with great landscape and scenery to keep you entertained along the way.

“I'm really pleased to give my support to Lifeline and to be able to facilitate this great event.  Lifeline provides a really important service to our community and this race is a great opportunity to show our appreciation and give something back.”

For more information and Majura Highway traffic updates, please visit: www.majuraparkway.act.gov.au