Tenders now open for Caboolture River Bridge upgrade

Media Release


10 November 2015

Joint release with:

Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports

Wyatt Roy

Federal Member for Longman

Tenders are now open for the construction of a major $17 million upgrade of the Caboolture River Bridge.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the $17 million upgrade will provide better infrastructure for the local community and benefit the economy through improved freight efficiency.

“This will provide a higher-standard, safer bridge for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as allowing load limits on the bridge to be removed,” Mr McCormack said.

Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy said the southbound bridge over the Caboolture River on Morayfield Road is in need of replacement, with the original single-lane bridge built in 1918.

“The southbound bridge will be replaced with a new two-lane bridge, with a three metre shared pedestrian and cycle path,” Mr Roy said.

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said this is a major milestone in the delivery of critical upgrade works for Caboolture River Bridge.

“The contract is expected to be awarded in early 2016, with works to start soon after and is anticipated to take about one year to complete,” Mr Bailey said.

“An average of 51 direct jobs will be supported over the life of the project.”

The Caboolture River Bridge upgrade is a jointly funded project with the Australian Government providing $8.5 million under the Bridges Renewal Programme and the Queensland Government providing the additional $8.5 million.

Further information is available at the Queensland Government QTenders website at www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders