Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said our councils have the chance to get our bridges which are in poor condition fixed with the help of direct funding from the Federal Government. He said a new round of funding under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program opened today.
“This is a great opportunity for our local councils to apply for funding to have our ageing bridges fixed, with up to half the cost met by the Australian Government. This will be the third round of funding under the programme, which is continuing to keep communities connected and local industries profitable,” Mr Hogan said.
“Our councils can get on board by nominating local bridges that need upgrading or replacement. Residents who might like to put forward their ideas should get in touch with their Council to find out about any plans they have to nominate local bridges, or put forward suggestions.
“Better bridges improve safety and access for communities, and keep businesses and the road freight sector powering on – delivering dollars into the pockets of local businesses and supporting jobs. “By working together with governments at all levels – particularly local Councils which often need a hand to get big-ticket projects underway – we are upgrading and repairing bridges in all corners of our community. “We’ve already seen many millions of dollars put into fixing our local bridges under Rounds One and Two of the program.”