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 aboard at Warragul Station—precinct upgrade now complete

Media Release

WT104/2015

30 March 2015

Joint release with:

Russell Broadbent

Federal Member for McMillan

Upgrades at the Warragul Station precinct are complete and open to the public, offering a new rail underpass, covered pedestrian footbridge, car park and bus interchange at the site to improve transport linkages.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the completion of the upgrade was marked by the opening of the Normanby Place Underpass, which includes a signalised intersection at Queen Street.

“Local road and rail users will notice significantly improved connectivity, not just within Warragul, but also the rest of Victoria,” Mr Truss said.

“This project builds on the Australian Government's record $7.6 billion commitment to develop and improve transport infrastructure in Victoria, to benefit the State's ongoing economic and social development and boost transport productivity and efficiency.”

Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said features of the upgrade included the construction of a 200 capacity car park, a new bus interchange and new bicycle shelter.

“Works have also involved upgrading station drop-off and pick-up facilities, introducing a shared path on the western side of the new underpass, and the construction of a footpath on the northern side of Alfred Street,” Mr Broadbent said.

“The final part of the precinct upgrade—transforming Warragul's historic goods shed refurbishment into a multipurpose tourism centre—is expected to be fully complete by the end of 2015.”

The Warragul Station precinct upgrade is being jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments. The Australian Government has provided $3.35 million and the Victorian Government $22.69 million.