Monday, September 26, 2016

Local bridges to be upgraded in Murray

David Lee January 20, 2016

THE Murray electorate has secured $250,000 in funding under Round Two of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, which will be used to support vital upgrades of local bridge infrastructure.
Cullens Road Bridge in Euroa will receive a full replacement and come to a cost of $390,000, with $195,000 coming from the Bridges Renewal Program. A 68t bridge will replace the current 10t limit bridge providing access to heavy vehicles and emergency services.
Curries Road Bridge in Euroa will receive an upgrade to re-deck the timber bridge, increasing the load limit from 15t to 30t, with a total cost of $60,000 with $30,000 coming from the program. Nelsons Road Bridge in Euroa will get a replacement abutment to increase the load limit from 2t to 30t, for a total cost of $50,000 with $25,000 coming from the program.
Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said, “It is clear that councils have thought seriously about how well their proposal addresses the objectives of the program and, in many cases, have taken the time to consult with local industry on their needs and priorities.
“These upgrades mean local communities within Murray will have access to safer and more reliable roads. This will not only reduce the time taken to transport freight from farms and local industry, but increase productivity and economic gains.
“These projects were identified as priorities by local government and the works will be managed by the Strathbogie Shire. More on the Bridges Renewal Programme is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges,” Dr Stone said.