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 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

Contractor engaged for Norfolk Island Roads Strategy

Media Release


30 April 2015

The Australian Government is getting on with addressing the infrastructure and economic challenges on Norfolk Island by engaging WorleyParsons Services Limited to develop a Norfolk Island Roads Strategy.

After years of uncertainty, action is being taken to build better infrastructure on Norfolk Island so local residents can take advantage of more economic opportunities into the future.

The Strategy will consider the current condition of the roads on Norfolk Island, assess them against appropriate design, building and engineering standards and develop a maintenance and development plan.

The Strategy will prioritise road infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, including indicative costs, that will deliver significant long-term improvements to Norfolk Island's road system.

Improving Norfolk Island's road network is critical for community safety as well as economic and tourism development. It also complements our investment to upgrade the Cascade Jetty.

Representatives from WorleyParsons will travel to Norfolk Island on Friday 1 May 2015 to undertake initial research.

The final draft of the Roads Strategy is expected by the end of June 2015.

The Strategy supports the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and the External Territories, in its report on economic development of Norfolk Island, Same Country, Different World.