Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today officially opened the new upgraded concrete Boorabee Park Bridge on Back Creek Road – one of about 20 timber bridges that are being replaced at a cost of $10 million.
“This is great news for our local community,” he said.
“In all, about 20 bridges around Kyogle are being replaced or have now been replaced, at a total cost of $10 million.
“The new Boorabee Park Bridge and the other bridges that we are upgrading will allow emergency services reach the community during natural disasters, improve safety, and reduce travel time for motorists, while reducing ongoing maintenance costs for council.
“And importantly for farmers, they will now be able to get their product to markets.
“Kyogle and Districts have one of the highest numbers of wooden bridges in the State. I would like to thank the Council for working with the Federal Government to replace many of these bridges.”
Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said: “The cooperative relationship Kyogle Council has with our Federal partners, and the effective advocacy of our Federal member, is so important to us in terms of our bridge replacement program. Because of these partnerships, Council is gradually reducing our infrastructure backlog and delivering more bridges than ever before.”