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Regional NSW bridge boost

Published: 4 March 2015
Regional NSW will see new bridges built and old bridges upgraded over four years.

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.

Key programs

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.

Project examples
  • $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.

Project examples
  • $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.

Project examples
  • $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).
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