Funding announcements for bridges, heavy vehicle and BlackSpot projects

Twenty-nine bridges across New South Wales will be upgraded under the first tranche of the Australian Government's new $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced that $28.5 million in federal funds – matched by funding proponents – to improve the state’s road network – will be invested in 29 projects, 28 of them will be undertaken by councils.

The list of projects funded can be found here.

The Minister also announced$119.6 million in funding for 27 heavy vehicle projects in NSW. Twenty-one of the projects will be undertaken by councils, six are on state roads.

A list of the projects funded can be found here.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Herbert and Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel Ewen Jones announced $33 million in funding for 83 Black Spot projects across Queensland on Tuesday 17 February.

The Australian Government broadened the eligibility criteria for project applications in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to ensure local communities have greater access to the $200 million in additional funding for road safety upgrades.

Individuals and community groups are encouraged to nominate black spots for consideration.

Nomination forms for Black Spot Projects are available here.