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

Contract awarded for D'Aguilar Highway

Media Release

WT287/2015

17 September 2015

Joint release with:

Wyatt Roy

Federal Member for Longman

Works will soon start on the $16 million D'Aguilar Highway upgrade project between Caboolture and Kilcoy, following the awarding of the construction contract to McIlwain Civil.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the project is being fully funded by the Australian Government, a sign of the Coalition's commitment to improving safety on the D'Aguilar Highway.

“I'm pleased to announce McIlwain Civil as the contractor for the project, which will deliver safety improvements along the D'Aguilar Highway at high-risk locations between Caboolture and Kilcoy,” Mr Truss said.

Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy said funding for the project was an election commitment and he was pleased works will start next month.

“Locals have been calling for works on this stretch of road, and I'm proud to have been part of the team which has delivered them,” Mr Roy said.

“The upgrade will include the construction of 1.2 km eastbound overtaking lane between the Gamgee Road intersections and resealing the road surface between Neurum Road and Canando Street.

“Other works will include safety improvements at the two Gamgee Road intersections themselves, including creating dedicated turning lanes and lighting at the Gamgee Road East intersection.

“Additional signage will also be installed at the Canando Street intersection as part of the project.”

Construction will begin in October and take approximately one year to complete. More information about the project is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au.