• Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has joined the Tatiara District Council to officially open the new pedestrian bridge over Nalang Creek in Mundulla.


The $99,700 project has constructed a spray seal shared path parallel to the main road, improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists.


The project was funded from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, a former Coalition Government initiative.


Mr Pasin said the LRCI program was unique in that it responds to expressed local needs rather than being invested via top down determined priorities and strategies.


“I’m incredibly proud of the support provided to Local Government through the LRCI Program because it’s projects like this that ensure our productive and vibrant region remains strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term,” Mr Pasin said.


The $3.25 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program supports Local Government around Australia to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.


The Tatiara District Council community is benefitting from $3.2 million across four rounds of the program which has funded a number of projects to improve local roads, footpaths and sporting and community infrastructure.


“It’s all part of ensuring that local communities remain a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.


Tatiara District Council Mayor Liz Goossens said Council and the community were very excited to see this project completed.


“It is not everyday that we construct a bridge and this one is especially unique, being the first of its kind in South Australia. It was made by Sustainable Infrastructure Systems from fiberglass reinforced plastic composites and has 100 year design life requiring minimal maintenance.”


“The Mundulla community has been passionately advocating for a bridge for cyclists and walkers for a long time, and Council is thrilled that the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program enabled us to build it.”


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