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

Upgrade ahead for D'Aguilar Highway

Media Release

WT098/2015

01 April 2015

Joint release with:

Wyatt Roy

Federal Member for Longman

Design plans have been completed as part of the federal Coalition Government's $16 million commitment to deliver safety upgrades to the D'Aguilar Highway, west of Caboolture.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the funding will bring about major safety improvements.

“These upgrades at identified high-risk locations will result in improved visibility, reduced travel times and less driver frustration, decreasing the number and severity of crashes while supporting the region's growth and development,” Mr Truss said.

“The project makes good on a 2013 election commitment and is part of the federal Coalition government's investment in better Queensland roads delivered in the 2014–15 Budget.”

Federal member for Longman Wyatt Roy said the proposed works would now go to tender, with construction due to start in the second half of this year.

“Too many lives and livelihoods have been lost on this road and I am delighted that the problem is being addressed through these upgrades,” Mr Roy said.

“The works will include three intersection upgrades, a new overtaking lane between the two Gamgee Road intersections, vegetation clearing at identified sites and improvements to road signage.”