The Nationals in government are continuing to upgrade bridges on regional roads with new investments totalling $48.3 million in 27 projects under the Bridges Renewal Program.
The projects will replace and widen bridges, strengthen existing structures, and upgrade floodways to bridges.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said with 85 per cent of projects under the Bridges Renewal Program located in regional areas, this funding will further improve our regional roads and keep regional communities connected.
“Improving our bridges reduces the time it takes to get produce to market and helps to keep our supply chains running smoothly,” Mr Joyce said.
“These projects will strengthen regional businesses and the economy, create local jobs, and improve safety for freight drivers and regional communities.
“The Coalition Government is getting the job done by delivering the infrastructure needed to improve regional roads that have been neglected and left to deteriorate under Labor.”
In the 2022-23 Budget the Nationals in government allocated an additional $40 million to the Bridges Renewal Program over the next four years, taking the total funding commitment to nearly $900 million. This brings the annual commitment from 2023-24 to 2025-26 to $95 million.
Since the Bridges Renewal Program commenced in 2015–16 it has supported 730 projects, of which 495 projects have been completed.
|New South Wales|
|Jurisdiction||Project Name||AG Funding ($)|
|Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Replacement of Mayfield Road Bridge, Mayfield||734,333|
|Lake Macquarie City Council||Replacement of bridge over Dora Creek on Owens Road, Martinsville,||5,000,000|
|Lake Macquarie City Council||Replacement of bridge over Gap Creek, Pointers Road, Martinsville||924,440|
|Yass Valley Council||Greenwood Road Bridge Upgrades||4,992,856|
|Yass Valley Council||Jeir Creek Bridge Replacement||1,641,336|
|Yass Valley Council||Replacement of Back Creek Road Bridge, Gundaroo||2,850,084|