The ACT has secured $1.2 million in funding under Round Two of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme to support vital upgrades of local bridge infrastructure. The funding will be used to strengthen bridges along the Monaro Highway.
Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja said the Bridges Renewal Programme underpins the Federal Government’s support for local bridges, which are vital in ensuring communities and local businesses have easy access to essential services, traffic movement and the efficient transportation of road freight.
“The Bridges Renewal Programme is designed to bolster the productivity of Australia’s local bridges, and give local governments the support they need to better serve communities and drive greater efficiency in road freight and traffic movement,” Senator Seselja said.
“These upgrades mean Canberra and surrounding areas will have access to safer and more reliable road use.
“This will not only reduce the time taken to transport freight from farms and local industry, but increase productivity and economic gains.
“These projects will be managed by the ACT Government and show the Coalition Government’s commitment to providing real outcomes for the region,” Senator Seselja concluded.
|Project Name||Brief Project Description||Total AG Funding||Total Project Cost $000s|
|Four Bridges on the Monaro Hwy||Strengthening of 3 multi cell box culvert bridges and one single span bridge to support higher productivity vehicles as part of the ACT Freight Strategy network.||1,200,000||2,400,000|
More on the Bridges Renewal Programme is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges.