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

Contract awarded for Marion and Sturt Road intersection

Media Release


05 November 2015

Joint release with:

Stephen Mullighan

SA Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

A South Australian company has won the $3 million contract to upgrade the intersection of Marion and Sturt roads ahead of major works on the North-South Corridor Darlington Upgrade.

Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said the Australian and South Australian governments were pleased to announce that York Civil had been awarded the contract.

"This important upgrade will reduce travel delays and boost the productive capacity of the local network," Mr Fletcher said.

"It will also provide an alternate route for road users, helping to streamline the flow of traffic when major construction begins on the $620 million Darlington Upgrade later this year.

"This is another example of the Australian and South Australian governments working together to deliver on projects which support local jobs and grow the economy."

South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said a local Aboriginal-owned company—ART Services—would conduct traffic management for the works.

"This has been made possible due to recent changes to the State Government's Aboriginal Business Procurement Policy which has cut red tape and provided a boost for South Australian Aboriginal-owned businesses," Mr Mullighan said.

"Securing the traffic management contract has not only provided economic opportunities for ART Services, but will also support at least 15 jobs for local Aboriginal jobseekers."

Works are expected to commence in early November 2015 and will involve creating an extra turning lanes on Sturt Road and extending turning lanes on Marion Road.

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The Australian Government has committed $1.7 billion and the South Australian Government $769 million to deliver the Torrens to Torrens, Darlington and Northern Connector projects on the North South Road Corridor.