Published 18 January 2017 Prime Minister Turnbull visits Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull toured the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing while visiting Queensland this week. 

The Prime Minister met with Nexus Infrastructure CEO John Hagan, Nexus Delivery project director Jose Antonio Sanchez and construction workers to discuss the progress of the project. He noted the stimulatory impact of the project for the wider Toowoomba region.

Prime Minister Turnbull said, “We have seen the jobs and the economic growth that is being delivered by our investments in infrastructure and by our commitment to the Second Range Crossing.”

“The Second Range Crossing will bring Toowoomba, its people and its businesses closer to their markets”, he said.

Prime Minister Turnbull visited the site with Hon Dr John McVeigh, Member for Groom and former Member for Groom Mr Ian McFarlane, who was responsible for securing the federal funding for the project.

The Toowoomba Second Range crossing will deliver 1,800 direct and indirect jobs to the wider Toowoomba community, as well as up to 700 on-site jobs during construction.

The project is underway with construction on track to be completed and the road open to traffic in late 2018. 

Image: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Hon Dr John McVeigh with Nexus Infrastructure CEO John Hagan and Nexus Delivery staff. 

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