23 projects have been funded through the latest round of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.
This program provides federal funding to address issues where bridges are no longer fit for purpose, often involving the replacement of single-lane timber bridges with safer and more durable double-lane, modern concrete structures, and funding is provided to state, territory and local governments.
This funding is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment of $85 million per year to the program.
The Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories the Hon Kristy McBain MP said this was an important program for Australian communities.
“The Bridges Renewal Program funds the upgrade and replacement of bridges across Australia, to enhance access and improve freight transport through local communities,” said Minister McBain.
“These projects will support local communities and holiday makers to travel in greater safety, and assist businesses to deliver and receive their products and services more efficiently.”