More bridges across our region could soon be upgraded or replaced, thanks to a further investment of $40 million from the Liberal and Nationals Government under the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP).
In a boost for the freight industry, the Government will inject an additional $10 million each year for the next four years into the BRP, increasing annual funding to $95 million.
Projects eligible for funding include replacing and widening bridges, strengthening existing structures, and upgrading floodways to bridges.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said with more than 85 per cent of projects funded under the BRP located in regional Australia; this additional funding will further improve our road network.
“Upgrading bridges will improve the road and freight network across this region, ensuring businesses can continue to safely and efficiently move their goods to where they need to be,” Mr Taylor said.
“The Bridges Renewal Program has already had a significant impact locally, including upgrades to Lansdowne Bridge in Goulburn, Abercrombie River Bridge in Upper Lachlan and Mount Hercules Road Causeway in Wollondilly.
“This additional funding will also deliver an important short-term economic boost, supporting local jobs and providing opportunities for local suppliers.
“I look forward to working with local groups to help secure funding for new projects that will benefit businesses, locals and tourists visiting our region, now and into the future.”
The Government’s additional $40 million investment in the Bridges Renewal Program brings our total commitment under this program to nearly $900 million.
For more information and to apply: https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/resources/brp-hvspp/index.aspx.