Thompsons Road

My question is to the Minister for Roads and concerns Thompsons Road.

I ask the minister to provide an update on the planning and preconstruction works that are now underway for the much-needed upgrade of Thompsons Road, works that the previous Liberal government failed to start.

I am very glad that we now have a Minister for Roads who understands the importance of upgrading our local roads. The government has already provided $21 million towards this important upgrade, and local residents are thrilled that it is getting on with it.

 I know many residents took the opportunity to take part in recent community consultation on the project, and I continue to be contacted for updates. It is an incredibly important project for our local community, and I ask the minister to provide an update on how the project is progressing.