Australian Government renewing 29 bridges across New South Wales
13 February 2015
Joint release with:
NSW Minister for Roads and Freight
Twenty-nine bridges across New South Wales will be upgraded under the first tranche of the Australian Government's new $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss was in Dubbo today to announce that $25.8 million in federal funds will be pumped into local NSW bridges—matched by funding proponents—to improve the state's road network.
“The Australian Government received over 100 proposals from New South Wales, highlighting the importance that bridges play in local communities,” Mr Truss said.
“The Bridges Renewal Programme is designed to bolster productivity of Australia's local bridges, to better serve communities and drive greater efficiency in road freight and traffic movement.
“By upgrading these bridges from, for example, by replacing one-lane timber bridges with two-lane concrete bridges, residents will enjoy better, safer and more reliable road access. Freight from farms and local factories will be able to pass safely along quicker routes with greatly improve productivity.
“It's a classic win-win situation. That's why the Coalition Government identified local bridge upgrades and repairs as a national priority.”
New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said councils would play a vital role in delivering the upgrades.
“The value of these upgrades in small communities is directly reflected by the quality of proposals received from local councils, with 28 of the 29 NSW successful projects being from councils across the state,” Mr Gay said.
“Councils will play a significant role in managing these projects, and in ensuring these bridges can continue to contribute to productivity and community access.
“One example is the Harpary Bridge near Narrabri, which on completion will improve access to the Maules Creek Coal Mine and the nearby agricultural area, ultimately contributing to NSW and the national economy.”
The Australian Government is committing $105 million over Round One of the Bridges Renewal programme, committing a total of $300 million over five years from 2014–15.
See ‘Attachment A’ below for a list of each of the 29 NSW projects.
Attachment A: Bridges Renewal Programme projects—New South Wales
|Proponent||Project name and location||Project description||Australian Government funds |
|Total project cost ($000s)|
|Wingecarribee Shire Council||Caalong Bridge, Caalong St, Robertson||Replace a one lane timber bridge with two lane concrete bridge.||382||765|
|Carrathool Shire Council||Carrathool Bridge, Carrathool Rd, over the Murrumbidgee River, 60kms east of Hay.||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a two lane concrete bridge.||7,500||15,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Candlagan Creek Bridge, Coronation Drive, Broulee.||Replace the existing structure with a new bridge.||1,097||2,193|
|Mid-Western Regional Council||Green Gully on the Queens Pinch Rd, Queens Pinch, 22kms south of Mudgee.||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a two lane concrete bridge||326||652|
|Upper Lachlan Shire Council||Abercrombie River Bridge on the Goulburn/Oberon Rd between Oberon and Goulburn||Replace a one lane timber bridge with two lane concrete bridge||762||1,525|
|Corowa Shire Council||Hopefield Rd Bridge, Hopefield Rd, 20kms north of Corowa||Widening of existing concrete culvert bridge and adjustment to approaches.||255||515|
|Greater Taree City Council||Potts Bridge on Comboyne Rd, 7kms north of Wingham||Replace a timber bridge with reinforced concrete box culverts.||150||300|
|Gundagai Shire Council||Gobarralong Bridge, on Gobarralong Rd, 9.3kms east from the Hume Hwy at Coolac||Replace a flood damaged bridge with a new bridge.||1,046||2,592|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Mow Creek Bridge, on Warrumbungle Way, 25kms south of Coonabarabran||Replace a floodway with concrete bridge.||400||1,100|
|Bombala Council||Parsonage Creek Bridge, approx. 2kms west of Bombala on the Delegate Rd||Strengthening and widening of existing bridge for timber /logging vehicles.||247||494|
|Cabonne Shire Council||Hanover Bridge, Banjo Patterson Way, 60kms NW of Orange||Replace an existing one lane timber bridge with a dual lane concrete bridge with improved alignment and load capacity.||945||1,890|
|Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Kippilaw Bridge on Gurrundah Rd over Wollondilly River, 7kms SW of Goulburn||Replace a two lane timber bridge with a two lane precast concrete bridge.||937||1,874|
|Mid-Western Regional Council||Butter Factory Bridge, Crudine Creek on the Crudine Rd, 63kms south of Mudgee||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a two lane concrete bridge.||315||630|
|Upper Hunter Shire Council||Starrs crossing on Timor-Crawney Rd, Timor, 60kms north of Scone||Replace a one lane wooden bridge with a new one lane concrete bridge.||340||710|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Orana Rd Bridge, 20kms south of Coolah on Rd to Dunedoo.||Replace a bridge with low level concrete bridge.||225||450|
|Weddin Shire Council||Beazleys Lane Bridge, over the Caragabal Creek, in the Caragabal district, 100kms west of Cowra||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a one lane steel and concrete bridge.||50||100|
|Wingecarribee Shire Council||Kirkland Rd Bridge, Kirkland Rd, Kangaloon, 4.3kms north of Robertson||Replace an existing timber bridge with a new concrete bridge.||189||378|
|Glen Innes Severn Shire Council||Severn River Bridge on Nine Mile Rd, 25 kms north of Glen Innes||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a one lane concrete bridge.||350||700|
|Tweed Shire Council||Anthony's Bridge, on Mistral Rd, Dunbible, at Stokers Rd and Bakers Rd, 4kms south of Murwillumbah||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a two lane concrete bridge.||950||1,900|
|Young Shire Council||Burrangong Creek Bridge, on Bribbaree Rd, 12kms north of Young||Replace a wooden bridge with two lane concrete bridge.||535||1,070|
|Dungog Shire Council||Woerdens Rd Bridge, near Clarence Town, 25kms south of Dungog||Replace an existing timber bridge with a one span, dual lane concrete bridge.||325||650|
|Mid-Western Regional Council||Stoney Creek on the Wollar Rd 34kms NE of Mudgee||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a two lane concrete bridge||410||820|
|Narrabri Shire Council||Harparary Bridge over the Namoi River, Harparary Rd 35kms south of Narrabri||Replace a one lane timber, steel and concrete bridge with a two lane concrete bridge.||1,694||3,388|
|Newcastle City Council||Cottage Creek bridge, Hunter St, Newcastle||Replace the existing bridge which has significant structural deterioration with a new bridge.||990||1,980|
|Tamworth Regional Council||Catong Gully Bridge on Lower Somerton Rd, Somerton, 35kms NW of Tamworth||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a one lane concrete bridge.||170||340|
|Tenterfield Shire Council||Bookookoorara Creek Bridge, Mount Lindesay Rd, 33.75kms north of Tenterfield.||Replace a one lane timber bridge with a two lane structure (box culverts) on a new alignment.||350||700|
|Uralla Shire Council||Abington Creek Bridge, 54 kms NW of Uralla on Thunderbolts Way.||Replace a timber bridge with two lane concrete bridge and Rd alignment.||705||1,410|
|Lismore City Council||Wilson St Bridge link, Hollingsworth Creek, South Lismore.||A new bridge over Hollingsworth Creek.||875||1,750|
|Roads and Maritime Services||Lansdowne Bridge, near the intersection of Bungonia Road and Forbes St and 2km east of the city centre of Goulburn||Replacement of Lansdowne Bridge||3,250||6,500|