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Chester carries on in ministerial role

Darren Chester announced this week that he will continue to serve as Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

Darren Chester announced this week that he will continue to serve as Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

Darren Chester will continue to serve as Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport after being reappointed to the role following the 2016 Federal Election.

Mr. Chester was appointed to the position following the retirement of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss. Fiona Nash was appointed to the Minister for Regional Development at the same time.

In a statement, Mr. Chester expressed his pleasure in continuing his role.

“It is an enormous honour and a privilege to be given the opportunity to continue to serve in the Turnbull-Joyce Cabinet as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

I understand that delivering quality infrastructure can change people’s lives, and in many cases, it can save people’s lives,” the statement read.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with my Ministerial colleagues to deliver the record infrastructure investment program that will create jobs, reduce congestion, boost productivity, support economic growth and improve safety on our roads.

“From the Western Sydney Airport to the Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Rail, and from the Outback Way to the Monash Freeway: the Coalition Government has an ambitious infrastructure agenda with construction across the nation on a range of large and small projects. We are working to deliver the infrastructure our nation needs.”

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