Eight bridges across Port Macquarie-Hastings will be replaced under the Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities.
Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said replacing old timber bridges means improved community connections to schools, towns and jobs, allowing easier movement of freight and delivering better outcomes for road safety.
"On top of easing the financial burden on councils, this program will create thousands of local jobs throughout regional communities at a time when they're needed most," Mrs Williams said.
"I'm glad that in our area alone, we're going to see almost $6 million spent to replace these old and out dated bridges under this new round of funding because I know what a difference they'll make to entire communities."
Local bridges to be replaced include;
- $2,270,000 for Logans Crossing Bridge, Logans Crossing
- $1,390,000 for three bridges on Mundays Lane, North Shore
- $770,000 for Cutty Creek Bridge at Bob's Creek
- $770,000 for Joe's Bridge at Bob's Creek
- $410,000 for Old School Road Bridge at Herons Creek
- $369,000 for Sheathers Bridge at Hannam Vale
The funding will support Port Macquarie-Hastings Council maintain its network of timber bridges across the local government area.
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