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Bridge funding to improve freight in NSW

The Australian Government is investing over $39 million towards 18 projects under the Bridges Renewable Program, as part of its ongoing commitment of $85 million each year.

As part of the program, the Albanese Government will be contributing $3.5 million towards the replacement of the Watergums Creek Bridge in Wonboyn, New South Wales.

The existing single-lane bridge will be replaced with a two-lane concrete structure, and will be co-funded by the Bega Valley Shire Council to provide a total project cost of $4.5 million.

The new bridge will be higher than the 100-year flood level and will be capable of carrying heavy forestry vehicles.

Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, and member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain, said the Bridges Renewable Program improves freight through local communities.

“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,” she said.

“I know this upgrade will be welcomed by the Wonboyn community and our forestry industry who depend upon this bridge for the daily commute to work, or to move freight or stock for their business.”

The Bridges Renewable Program provides funding to fix issues with bridges no longer fit for purpose, and often involves the replacement of historic single-lane timber bridges with double-lane, modern concrete structures.

In other news, the Western Australian Government has launched the Resources Community Investment Initiative which will facilitate investment in iconic state infrastructure projects and community and social initiatives across WA.

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