Australian Government puts funding on the table for Rothwell Roundabout
10 December 2015
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Petrie
The Australian Government has approved funding of up to $11.7 million for a major upgrade of the Rothwell Roundabout to create easier and safer access to Rothwell Station on the new Moreton Bay Rail Link.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government has agreed to contribute up to one third of the total cost of the project.
“The funding we have committed will help convert the Rothwell Roundabout into a signalised intersection where Anzac Avenue meets McGahey Street and Deception Bay Road at Rothwell,” Mr Truss said.
“The upgrade of the roundabout to a signalised intersection will ensure safe and efficient access to Rothwell Station, one of six new stations along the Moreton Bay Rail Link corridor.”
Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the upgrade is considered essential to ensuring traffic and pedestrians can access Rothwell Station safely.
“It is also critical to the overall success of the $988 million Moreton Bay Rail Link project,” Mr Howarth said.
“I understand how important it is that the transport infrastructure supporting each of the six stations on the new line is of the highest possible standard.
“The MBRL project is progressing well with track construction and all six new stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring now complete.
“The project is progressing ahead of schedule and is on target to achieve practical completion by mid-2016.”
The Australian Government is contributing $583 million towards the $988 million Moreton Bay Rail Link project, with Queensland contributing $300 million and Moreton Bay Regional Council $105 million.