Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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/.