A bridge in Albury, NSW

More than $38 million in funding will support 31 projects to upgrade and replace damaged or deteriorating bridges under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program (BRP).

The latest funding will support projects that improve the ease of access and safety of road networks in regional areas and enhance the productivity of heavy vehicle operations, such as trucks.

Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, and Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain, said, “Bridges are vital infrastructure in so many of our regional communities, and are critical access points that link businesses to markets and locals to family, friends and services.

“That’s why we’re investing up to $85 million per year through the Bridges Renewal Program to upgrade and replace ageing infrastructure, ensuring bridges are ready for today’s demands and tomorrow’s growth.

“This will improve the safety of our road networks, better connect communities, and reduce freight costs for businesses by ensuring that bigger and more productive vehicles can safely cross.”

As part of this round, $3.8 million will enable the replacement of the Brockley Street Bridge in Wodonga, Victoria, and $1.5 million will support the upgrade of the Red Rover Bridge in Gladstone, Queensland.

Applications for the BRP funding are accepted all year round from state, territory and local governments to provide flexibility and allow projects to be submitted when they will most benefit the community.

For more information on the Bridges Renewal Program, click here.

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