14/9/2017

Three bridge upgrades for Noosa

Three new bridge projects will be delivered in the Wide Bay electorate following the announcement of successful projects under round three of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced the Mary River Road bridge replacement, Old Noosa Road bridge replacement, and Orealla Bridge works will receive a total of $2.4 million funding under the program.

“The upgrade and replacement of these bridges will improve traffic flow and road conditions for local residents, as well as visitors and truck drivers,” Mr O’Brien said.

“To ensure the smooth flow of traffic throughout Noosa communities, it is important to ensure the region’s bridges remain safe and accessible to all types of vehicle.

“The upgraded bridges will have significant flow-on benefits for local businesses and tourism, as well as creating jobs during the construction process.”

Bridges across the Wide Bay including Gutchy Creek (Fraser Coast), Marshlands (South Burnett), Goomong Road (Gympie) and Kandanga Creek Road (Gympie) have been funded under previous rounds of the Bridges Renewal Program.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $162.53 million funding toward round three of the Bridges Renewal program was in addition to the $216 million committed under the first two rounds.

“The renewal and upgrade of 186 bridges under this round will deliver social and economic benefits throughout regional Australia,” Mr Chester said.

The Federal Government’s financial commitment in this round will be matched by successful proponents.
For more information on the program, including a full list of successful Round Three projects is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges.