Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said the $210 million Bridges for the Bush and $89 million Fixing Country Roads are examples of Restart NSW funding initiatives that are additional to record annual road and freight budgets.
Bridges for the Bush
$135m funding from Restart NSW and co-funding from the annual roads budget and Commonwealth makes the total package of works worth $210 million.
- $55m new bridge at Kapooka (under construction).
- $32m new bridge at Gunnedah (planning underway).
- $17m new bridge over Wakool River (planning underway).
- $16.4m new bridge at Gooloogong (opened February 2015).
- $12.2m new bridge near Wee Waa (under construction).
Fixing Country Roads
$42.85m from Restart NSW and co-funding from regional councils, Commonwealth and industry makes the total package of works worth $89 million.
- $2.59m new Gobarralong Bridge near Gundagai (jointly funded with Gundagai Shire Council and Commonwealth).
- $1.53m new Abercrombie River Bridge (jointly funded with Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Commonwealth).
- $740K new Starr’s Crossing Bridge (jointly funded with Upper Hunter Shire Council and Commonwealth).
Annual roads and freight budget
Historic $15.4 billion since March 2011 for roads and bridges in regional NSW.
- $16.4m to help Port Macquarie-Hastings Council build a new $26m Stingray Creek Bridge (works commence in mid-2015).
- $8.35m new bridge over Bogan River east of Bourke on Kamilaroi Hwy (opened December 2012).
- $3.5m to help Uralla Shire Council build a new $4m bridge at Emu Crossing near Bundarra (under construction).