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Parkes Electorate Bridges Renewal projects get go ahead

The much-needed upgrade to local bridges under the Australian Government’s new $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme, said Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton.

The Abbott/Truss Government is committing $28.5 million – matched by proponents – to 29 projects across New South Wales as part of Round One of the Bridges Renewal Programme.

“The injection of more than $3 million to upgrade our local bridges will make using them safer and more reliable, while also being a huge fillip for freight providing major benefits for the community and the region,” Mr Coulton said.

Local bridges approved for upgrade in the Parkes Electorate are listed below:

Local Government Area

Project Name & Location

Australian Government Contribution

Total Project Cost

Mid-Western Regional Council

Green Gully on the Queens Pinch Rd, Queens Pinch 22kms south of Mudgee.



Mid-Western Regional Council

Stoney Creek on the Wollar Rd 34kms NE of Mudgee



Mid-Western Regional Council

Butter Factory Bridge, Crudine Creek on the Crudine Rd  63kms south of Mudgee



Narrabri Shire Council

Harparary Bridge over the Namoi River, Harparary Rd 35kms south of Narrabri



Warrumbungle Shire Council

Mow Creek Bridge, on Warrumbungle Way, 25kms south of Coonabarabran



Warrumbungle Shire Council

Orana Rd Bridge, 20kms south of Coolah on Rd to Dunedoo.



“In particular, our programme will improve road access for local traffic and increase efficiency on local roads, which will be a relief to all,” Mr Coulton said.

“The Parkes electorate is a vibrant region and our Government is investing in its continued growth.

“Councils will play a significant role in managing these projects, ensuring these bridges can continue to contribute to productivity and community access.”

Today, the Australian Government has committed $28.5 million under Round One of the programme, with a total commitment of $300 million over five years from 2014-15 for the entire programme.

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