MEDIA RELEASE: Intersection upgrades on the way for Gungahlin

A re-elected Coalition Government will provide $30 million to accelerate planning and delivery of intersection upgrades across Gungahlin. 

This commitment will prioritise funding for upgrades that improve safety and ease congestion in one of Canberra’s fastest growing areas, because we know that Gungahlin is home to some of the most congested roads in the ACT. According to ACT Government data three Gungahlin intersections are amongst the worst seven in the Territory for crashes and accidents.

The ACT Government has identified intersection improvements in Gungahlin as part of the major roads improvements program in its ACT Infrastructure Plan.

This funding commitment from the Coalition Government is now on the table to accelerate these plans, ensuring safer and more reliable commutes for Canberrans across Gungahlin.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Barnaby Joyce, said the Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian home sooner and safer.

“This commitment builds on the Coalition Government’s total transport infrastructure investment in the ACT since 2013 of more than $1.3 billion across 29 road and rail infrastructure projects,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said.

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja said this commitment builds on the more than $2.1 billion in infrastructure projects delivered or announced by the Coalition Government in the ACT in recent years – the largest investment in Canberra in a generation.

“Any Canberran who drives through Gungahlin regularly knows the roads need fixing. There are dangerous intersections across the town centre, and congestion issues will only continue to increase as Gungahlin continues to grow,” Minister Seselja said.

“This commitment complements our $26.5 million in funding for the duplication of William Hovell Drive, the major arterial road connecting Gungahlin and Belconnen, and other major infrastructure projects across the ACT including $115 million for the Monaro Highway, $46.7 million for the duplication of Athllon Drive, and $51 million for upgrades to the Tuggeranong Parkway.”

And it builds on our investments to support local road and infrastructure improvements, including more than $88 million committed to the ACT Government under the Roads to Recovery and the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure programs.

Only the Coalition will continue to deliver a better future for the ACT as part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.

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The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP 
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja 
Liberal Senator for the ACT