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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

New, safer Bagtown roundabout opens to traffic

Media Release


28 June 2017

Joint release with:

Sussan Ley

Federal Member for Farrer

Gladys Berejiklian

NSW Premier

Adrian Piccoli

NSW Member for Murray

John Dal Broi


  • Roundabout to improve safety at dangerous intersection featuring five separate approaches
  • First stage of Southern Industrial Link Road a big win for local businesses, especially the agricultural industry
  • $1.85 million project jointly funded by Australian and New South Wales governments

The new Bagtown roundabout is open to traffic after almost six months of extensive works, creating a safer, more efficient traffic solution to address the five approaches merging at the intersection.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $1.85 million project was delivered on time and on budget, and motorists could expect to see results immediately.

“The Australian Government contributed $925,000 to tackling this intersection’s history of accidents, as it is doing for hundreds of local road projects nationwide under the Roads to Recovery program,” Mr Chester said.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will officially open the roundabout alongside New South Wales Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli and Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi.

“The New South Wales Government has also provided $925,000 under the Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads fund, and initiatives such as the Bagtown Roundabout will remove constraints on the local road network, improving access to markets for regional producers,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said transport corridors such as this one were vital to the ongoing supply and delivery of goods across the nation and, in turn, to the survival of the agricultural industry.

“Four legs of the roundabout will be open to traffic by 4pm today (Wednesday 28 June), with the Thorne Road leg closed until a new roundabout is built on Kidman Way,” Ms Ley said.

Mr Piccoli said the NSW Government had committed to funding this significant milestone in the city’s transportation history.

“This Government has continued to maintain a record level of transport and roads investment of $41.4 billion over four years," Mr Piccoli said.

Cr Dal Broi said the roundabout was just the first part of Council's Southern Industrial Link Road.

“Construction will continue this year on works on Thorne Road to the west and link with the state road network via the roundabout on Kidman Way at the intersection of Thorne Road,” Cr Dal Broi said.

The $1.85 million Bagtown roundabout project was jointly funded between the Australian Government and New South Wales Government.