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

Putting Swan Valley Bypass on the Map

Media Release


29 January 2014

Joint release with:

Troy Buswell

WA Minister for Transport

Christian Porter

Member for Pearce

Visiting the Swan Valley today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss reaffirmed Australian Government funding of $615 million to the Swan Valley Bypass project.

“The 37 kilometre Swan Valley Bypass project reflects the Australian Government’s national priorities of boosting productivity and creating strong connections that have both economic and social benefits,” Mr Truss said.

“This bypass will improve Western Australian freight efficiency by introducing an alternative north/south freight route, relieving pressure on the Great Northern Highway through the iconic Swan Valley.”

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell said building the bypass would involve constructing a new highway from the intersection of the Reid and Tonkin Highways to Muchea.

“The bypass will include new interchanges to the existing road network as well as upgrades to connecting roads, which will mean a better flow of traffic regardless of whether you are on or off the new bypass,” Mr Buswell said.

Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said traffic volumes continued to grow through the Swan Valley.

“Our election commitment, which we are delivering on, is a win for the businesses, tourists and residents of Western Australian,” Mr Porter said.

Mr Truss said the works would complement planned upgrades to the Tonkin Highway, the Great Northern Highway and the North West Coastal Highway.

“Together these highway upgrades represent more than $1 billion worth of investment by the Australian Government and huge improvements to efficiency, road safety and capacity in the region,” he said.

The Swan Valley Bypass is one of the priority road projects for Western Australia and was a key election commitment of the Australian Government.