Findon Creek Road is an important access route for local farmers and residents. It had a single-lane timber bridge that was in poor condition. This restricted access for heavy vehicles and needed replacing to ensure safety.
Kyogle Council received funding to replace the original bridge with a new 52m concrete bridge.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently joined Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland to officially open the bridge to traffic.
Mr Hogan said this new bridge is a “terrific outcome for the community.”
“Together with Kyogle Council, we have replaced 190 bridges, there are 125 to go,” He said.
“This new bridge will secure the viability of the route for many years to come, as well as reducing ongoing maintenance costs for the council.”
Cr Mulholland said this is “important for primary producers and is essential for residents and ratepayers.”
“Council continues to focus on improving connectivity across its whole local government area,” She said.
“These important projects would not be possible without the support of the Federal Government.”
Bert Rayner Bridge was funded by $950,000 from the Federal Government and $116,000 from Kyogle Council.