Ramsey Says Port Wakefield Solution Great News for Grey Electorate
Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2018
Federal Member for Grey Rowan says the State Liberal
announcement to fix the Port Wakefield intersection will provide a direct
dividend for eighty percent of the Grey electorate and an economic boost for
the rest of the state.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Fraser Ellis and
Kendall Jackson our state candidates in Narungga and Frome in making sure this
project is on the State Liberal ‘will do’ list,” Mr Ramsey said.
“For years the intersection of the Augusta and Copper Coast
Highways has been a huge frustration for holiday makers and truckies alike. Not
only frustrating, from time to time sadly, it has also been the site of serious
accidents, so at last it is tremendous to see a firm commitment from the State
“The State Liberal team and I have had extensive discussions
with a range of Federal Ministers last year and I was extremely pleased when
Transport Minister Darren Chester allocated funds to plan for upgrades along
the length of the Prince’s Highway of which the Augusta Highway is a part.
“The project has my full support and I am confident a solid
commitment will be forthcoming from the minister.
“Those who live in the north and west of the state know that
is where the vast bulk of the state’s natural resources are and those riches
will provide the jobs which will underwrite the state’s economy for
generations. Consequently traffic loads will continue to grow and improving the
main arterial freight routes is essential to fully exploit our natural wealth.
“This should be just the first essential step in duplication
of the whole route from Port Wakefield to Port Augusta. It is a great start.”
Media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
January 28 2018