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

Major Mount Lindesay Highway upgrades begin in Logan

Media Release

AT022/2019

06 March 2019

Joint release with:

The Hon Scott Buchholz MP

Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport
Federal Member for Wright

Bert Van Manen MP

Federal Member for Forde

The Hon Mark Bailey

Qld Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Works are underway to improve the safety of the North Maclean section of the Mount Lindesay Highway, just south of Brisbane.

Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, said the jointly funded project would improve traffic conditions at North Maclean, with new signals enhancing safety for more than 20,000 vehicles per day.

“Once the Greenbank Intersection of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is complete, the community will be connected with the new service road linking St Aldwyn Road and Wearing Road with a new signalised intersection on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Greenbank Road,” Mr Tudge said.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said upgrading the Mount Lindesay Highway was key for the state's growing south east corner.

“These upgrades form a vital part of a 10-year plan to improve safety and capacity on the Mount Lindesay highway, and further cements our commitment to ensuring positive momentum for families who call this region home,” Mr Bailey said.

“The Queensland Government has invested more than $100 million towards the Mount Lindesay Highway since 2015, and these works mark another milestone in delivering for motorists from North MacLean to the border, and for our vital freight and agriculture industries.”

Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport and Federal Member for Wright, the Hon Scott Buchholz MP, said the Australian Government was committed to improving road safety in the growing Logan region.

“Locals know this intersection is a major trouble spot every single day, with near misses and tragically accidents part of the daily commute,” Mr Buchholz said.

“The new signalised intersection at Greenbank Road will enable locals to safely access businesses, get to work and get home again by minimising conflicting traffic movements and therefore increasing safety.”

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, said that community feedback had been invaluable in the planning of the upgrades.

“Following community feedback and recommendations from a safety review undertaken in 2015, I'm pleased to say that there will be a dedicated slip lane just past the St Aldwyn shopping precinct,” Mr van Manen said.

State Member for Logan Linus Power said the project was a great outcome for local residents in the North MacLean area.

“As one of the fastest growing regions in south east Queensland, it's great to see this project get underway which will improve safety and make sure local families can get home safely,” Mr Power said.

“I'm proud that we've been able to work with the community and take on board their feedback to deliver a better Mount Lindesay Highway for the thousands of motorists who use this road every day, and the residents who call it home.”

The $20 million Greenbank Intersection Upgrade of the Mount Lindesay Highway is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $16 million and the Queensland Government committing the remainder.

This section of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is expected to be complete by early 2020, weather permitting.