An ageing bridge in the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area will be replaced under the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities and increase resilience to natural disasters.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $1.2 million has been allocated to the council to replace the Goodiman Creek Bridge No.18 on Spring Ridge Road, which will mean easier movement of freight and better outcomes for road safety.
“During the 2019 election campaign we committed to fixing country bridges and this is one that was identified by Mid-Western Regional Council as needing replacing,” Mr Saunders said.
“On top of easing the burden on council when it comes to financing such work, this funding will create local jobs at a time when they’re needed most.
“This program is part of our commitment to create a safer and stronger regional NSW and it is going to make a real difference in our part of the world.”
Successful applications are timber bridges, located on a council-managed road which are not a heritage or truss bridge and are a priority asset to council. A second round of the program will be offered later this year.
For more information on the Fixing Country Bridges program and to view the full list of successful projects, please visit nswroads.work/fixingcountrybridges