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

Coalition to Fund Business Case for Darlington Interchange

Media Release

JB006/2013

30 October 2013

The Coalition Government will provide funding to the South Australian Government to urgently complete the business case for the Darlington interchange project on South Road.

We expect this work to be well underway by Christmas and completed shortly thereafter.

This is not only an indication of our seriousness, but as an act of faith with the State Government to ensure that this important project starts as soon as practicable.

We have also asked the State Government to continue with the planning for the Torrens to Torrens project, using the $20 million in Australian Government funding that has already been provided.

Consistent with our very clear election commitment, the Coalition Government will allocate $500 million to complete the Darlington interchange as a priority.

However, our commitment to Darlington in no way diminishes the importance of upgrading other sections of South Road.

In fact, the Coalition Government is committed to upgrading the entire South Road within a decade.

We expect to allocate significantly more funding in the coming years to get the Torrens to Torrens project completed and additional upgrades underway.

Our plan to upgrade the entire length of South Road is an ambitious commitment, but one that must be met if we are to boost South Australia's productive capacity for the future.