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

All eyes on the Bruce Highway

Media Release

WT212/2014

27 October 2014

Joint release with:

Warren Entsch

Federal Member for Leichhardt

Gavin King

Member for Cairns

Motorists will be able to check for traffic congestion before they head south from Cairns, with three new webcams available on the Bruce Highway on the outskirts of the city.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said there were now six traffic webcams available online for Cairns motorists.

“These cameras will let motorists check traffic conditions before leaving home, which means they can take alternative routes if necessary,” Mr Truss said.

“The new webcams are part of the Australian Government funded $150 million Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade project which has involved upgrading a 3.4 kilometre section of the Bruce Highway between Sheehy Road and Ray Jones Drive.

“The upgrade has resulted in improved traffic flow and safety for motorists on this busy section of the Bruce Highway.”

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the new webcams have been installed at the Murgatroyd Road overpass facing south, the Mulgrave Road off-ramp facing east at the new intersection, and at Kate Street facing east along Ray Jones Drive.

“An existing south-facing camera at Ray Jones Drive has also been realigned for better viewing,” Mr Entsch said.

Member for Cairns Gavin King said traffic webcams were an important part of Transport and Main Roads' 131940 service.

“These new webcams south of Cairns will allows motorists to access up-to-date traffic and travel information,” Mr King said.

“This is another example of how we are revitalising frontline services for all motorists as part of our strong plan for a brighter future.”

Motorists can view all six webcams in Cairns by visiting the 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website at www.131940.qld.gov.au, or by visiting www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Traffic-cameras-by-location/Traffic-cameras.aspx?region=Far North.