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

Australian Government puts funding on the table for Rothwell Roundabout

Media Release

WT423/2015

10 December 2015

Joint release with:

Luke Howarth

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.