Four new bridge projects will be delivered in the Barker electorate following the announcement of successful projects under round three of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.The Milendella Road Bridge and the Eudunda Road Bridge in the Mid-Murray region will both receive federal funding under the program.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin, said the upgrade to these bridges is an important improvement to local in infrastructure that would improve safety and productivity.
“Both of these two lane concrete bridges will be rebuilt to become wider and have increased load limits from 44 tone to 166 tone, extending the useful life of the bridges and allowing for improved community access and heavy vehicle access. It also removes the potential detours if the bridges were to fail or load restrictions are enforced,” said Mr Pasin.
Mr Pasin said he had worked to identify key bridges for replacement or upgrade, with the improvements set to increase connectivity in the region.
The Milendella Road Bridge will receive $184,000 of Federal Funding with Mid-Murray Council contributing the balance for an upgrade totalling $410,000.
Eudunda Road Bridge will receive $211,500 of Federal Funding with Mid-Murray Council contributing the balance for an upgrade totalling $470,000.
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. To allow for a wider distribution of projects, the Australian Government’s contribution under round three has been limited to $5 million per project.
For more information on the program, including a full list of successful Round Three projects is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges.
Contact: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466