Round Two Bridges Renewal Programme successful projects to be announced in January

Media Release

WT433/2015

22 December 2015

Successful projects under Round Two of the Australian Government's Bridges Renewal Programme will be announced in mid-January 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said there has been a substantial increase in the number of applications received compared with Round One of the programme.

“The successful projects will receive a maximum of 50 per cent of the total project cost through the Australian Government's $300 million Programme,” Mr Truss said.

“Local councils Australia-wide were able to apply for funding under Round Two for projects that will help deliver economic and social benefits to their communities by providing safe and more reliable road access.”

This funding is in addition to the $117 million announced earlier this year under Round One of the Programme.

Further information on the Programme, including details of the successful projects to receive funding under Round One is available at: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/bridgesrenewal/.