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

North-South Road Corridor

Media Release

JB002/2013

19 October 2013

Today the Prime Minister committed the Coalition to a completed North-South Road corridor in a decade.

This will begin with an upgrade to the Darlington interchange as promised in the election campaign. The federal Coalition will spend $500 million on this project to ensure it is delivered.

We expect that the South Australian Government will now urgently, and at least prior to Christmas, develop a comprehensive business case proposal for the implementation of this project. We welcome the state Liberal commitment to this project as a priority.

Equally, the work that the State Government is conducting on the Torrens-to-Torrens section should continue as funded by the Federal Government. The Coalition believes this is also an important project and we will work with the State Government on ways to ensure that is completed as well.

Finally, to achieve the complete upgrade of the corridor over the decade, I have asked my Department to work with the State Government and Infrastructure Australia on a plan to ensure that this is achieved.

I look forward to discussing these priorities with the State Government over the coming weeks to ensure that South Australians see these important works commence as soon as possible.

Tony Abbott is determined to be known as an infrastructure Prime Minister because we want to be an infrastructure Government.