PAUL FLETCHER: Good morning. I just wanted to make a couple of comments following the very constructive meeting that I've recently had with my federal colleague Darren Chester, the Minister for Infrastructure, myself as Minister for Major Projects and our Victorian state counterparts, Jacinta Allan and Luke Donnellan.
Hundreds of South Australians are set to gain work on the next stage of the North-South Corridor, with the start of major works on the $620 million Darlington Upgrade Project.
It may not be immediately obvious from the job title “Minister for Major Projects”, but one task that falls to me is overseeing the federal government’s role inregulating the design of motor vehicles in Australia.
Virgin Australia has been selected as the preferred provider of air services to Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher today visited local cricketers at Hassall Park in St Ives to announce $100,000 in grants to local community organisations.
St Ives Junior Cricket Club will receive $5272 to install a first aid station, upgrade the clubhouse kitchen and buy portable first aid kits. The equipment will also be used by St Ives Rugby Club and St Ives-Wahroonga Cricket Club.
Major construction on the $288 million Majura Parkway has now been completed following today’s official opening of the new road and the naming of its key feature, the Malcolm Fraser Bridge.
The Turnbull Government recognises that a new airport needs to operate in a way that addresses concerns about flight paths and aircraft noise and that meets the expectations of the community.
The Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide the full funding required to build the Western Distributor project is confirmation of the position the Turnbull Government has taken on this project – because its economics are underpinned by tolls, both on the new components and through an extension of the CityLink toll concession, it is not a project which requires grant funding from the Commonwealth.
The third report card for the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan has been released, showing significant progress has been made in delivery of the projects.