Another twelve ageing wooden bridges in Kyogle will be replaced under a $4 million package if the Coalition is re-elected, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said today.
“This is great news for the community,” he said.
“Ten of the bridges currently have load limits and two are closed to all traffic.
“This package continues the work the Government has done in association with council over the last six years to replace Kyogle’s ageing bridges.
“It will mean greater safety for school buses, locals and tourists. It will also greatly improve access to markets for our farmers and producers.
“Kyogle and Districts have one of the highest number of wooden bridges in the state and many are in disrepair and dangerous.
“The Council does not have the resources to replace these ageing bridges on its own. That is why I am happy to make this commitment.”
Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland welcomed the announcement.
“We are always excited to get more bridge funding because it means we can accelerate our bridge renewal program which is so important for local producers, residents and visitors,” she said.
“These bridges would struggle to get up under the usual grants available so I’m so pleased to see this funding come through for this much needed infrastructure to ensure our communities’ future prosperity.”
The bridges that will be replaced under this package are:
- Old Lawrence No.1 Bridge, Old Lawrence Road
- Ryans Creek Road No.2 Bridge, Ryans Creek Road
- Haystack Creek Bridge, Yabbra Road
- Maslens No.2 Bridge, Tunglebung Creek Road
- Dunns Road No. 2, Dunns Road
- Leeses Bridge, Leeses Road
- Dyraaba Station No2, Dyraaba Road
- Lockharts Bridge, Dyraaba Road
- Lindsay Creek Road Bridge, Lindsay Creek Road
- Wyndham Road Bridge, Wyndham Road
- Sandy Creek Road Bridge, Sandy Creek Road
- Horseshoe Creek No1, Horseshoe Creek Road
Some of the major projects Kevin Hogan has delivered for our community include:
- $15 million for expansion of Norco’s Ice-cream factory
- $17 million in grants for nine job-creating projects
- More than 300 new Aged Care beds
- New Headspace in Grafton
- Co-funding $7 million upgrade of Clarence Way
- $6 million for upgrade of Crozier and Oakes Oval
- New Northern Rivers Regional Art Gallery
- Expanded North Coast Regional Hockey Complex
- Grant for Casino Meatworks
- Maclean Riverside Precinct
- Casino Amphitheatre
- Southern Cross Lads Safe Driving Course
- Expansion of Summerland House Farm
- Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club
- Wollongbar Club House
- Kyogle Aquatic Centre
- Upgrade of Casino Saleyard
- Sealed road to Toonumbar Dam
- Repair of Woodburn to Coraki Road
- Coffs Harbour bypass
- Revitalisation of Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall
- Major upgrade of Culmaran Creek Road
- Upgrade of Harwood Mill and Refinery
- Replacing 20 wooden bridges in Kyogle
- Upgraded Albert Park Baseball Complex
- Upgrade of Casino Hospital Emergency Department
- Six new Trade Training Centres
- Record bulk billing rates
- Record funding for our local schools
- Record health funding
- Woodburn Riverside Precinct
- Casino Drill Hall Precinct
- More In-Home and Residential Aged Care place