Bridge and Heavy Vehicle safety program funding announcement

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has announced funding for Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory under round 1 of the Bridges Renewal Program and a raft of projects under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

Funding in both instances has been allocated to a mix of state entities and local councils.

In comparison to the NSW announcement several weeks ago, there are not as many councils represented in the bridge funding allocation in this week's announcement.

Bridges Funding:

WA – $9.9m – four bridges on state roads to be upgraded.

Tas –  $4.5 million – five bridges, two on state roads, and three on council roads.

Qld – $53.36 million – 17 bridges, six on state road and 11 council projects.

Victoria – $12.8 million – 18 bridges, six on state road and 12 council projects.

NT –  $6.25 million – six bridges, state roads.

ACT – $800,000 – three bridge upgrades.

Heavy Vehicle Safety program:

NT – $6 million, three territory projects

Qld – $14.4 million, six projects, five to be completed by councils.

SA –  $7.1 million, six projects, five are council projects.

Tas –  $400,000, state project.

Vic – $3.6 million, five project, four on state roads, the other being undertaken by Hume City Council.

WA –  $6 million, five projects, four on state roads, and the fifth project being undertaken by the Shire of Coolgardie.

All successful projects provide matching funds under both funding programs.

A full list of projects funded under the Bridges Renewal program can be found here.

A full list of projects Heavy Vehicle Safety program can be found here.