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

Rockingham opens its gates to the Kwinana Freeway

Media Release

JB080/2014

11 August 2014

Joint release with:

Dean Smith

Senator for Western Australia

The Australian Government is getting on with delivering the infrastructure for the 21st century with today's opening of Kulija Road as the new gateway into the City of Rockingham.

Completion of the project means that for the first time Rockingham has a dedicated motorway from the Kwinana Freeway.

This project provides a non-stop route directly into Rockingham, slashing travel times for over 4,000 vehicles every day.

The Australian Government's contribution towards this project was first announced by the Howard Government, so it's great to finally see it completed for the benefit of thousands of motorists.

Senator for Western Australia Dean Smith joined excited residents in Baldivis today to officially open Kulija Road.

Now complete, Kulija Road will provide direct access to the major industrial area and port facilities of Rockingham, Kwinana, Garden Island and the Fremantle Outer Harbour.

In addition to reducing travel times for commuters, Kulija Road will also lower noise and pollution in nearby neighbourhoods by diverting trucks from residential roads.

The Australian Government is investing a record $4.7 billion in world class infrastructure across Western Australia to unlock the state's economic capacity by boosting productivity, slashing travel times and creating thousands of new jobs.

The Australian Government provided $6.7 million towards this project; Rockingham City Council provided another $10.7 million; and the Western Australian Government contributed land, valued at approximately $10.3 million.