More than $4.6million will be invested into upgrading critical transport infrastructure across the region thanks to the Commonwealth Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme.
Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald said Deep Creek Bridge and Rudge Bridge at Mirriwinni, along with Victory Creek Bridge at Daradgee, will receive funding to replace one lane crossings with double lanes as part of the Round Two of the programme, which supports councils to maintain bridge infrastructure.
“Not only does this funding represent significant investment in regional areas of the north, it also means vital transport routes can be maintained, supporting the movement of traffic and freight through these areas,” Senator Macdonald said.
Cassowary Coast Council will receive $1.5million to upgrade Victory Creek Bridge, while Cairns Regional Council will receive $3.1million for the upgrade works at Mirriwinni.
As part of the funding approval, councils are required to match the funding.
“By investing in the local road network, we are ensuring we maintain critical infrastructure that will prove essential to these regional communities as we start to see further growth and development across Northern Australia.
More information on the Bridges Renewal Programme, including a full list of successful Round Two projects is available atwww.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges.