Funding for Bega Valley Bridge upgrade

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Motorists who travel on some of Australia’s oldest and narrowest bridges will benefit from new Australian Government-funded upgrade and replacement projects.

The Australian Government in investing over $39 million towards 18 projects under the Bridges Renewal Program. This funding is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment of $85 million per year to the program.

In Eden-Monaro, the Watergums Creek Bridge in Wonboyn will be replaced with the Albanese Government contributing $3,540,000. The existing single-lane bridge will be replaced with a two-lane concrete structure. Additionally, the new bridge will be higher than the 100-year flood level and will be capable of carrying heavy forestry vehicles.

This project is co-funded with the Bega Valley Shire Council with a total project cost of $4,540,000.

This program provides funding to fix issues with bridges no longer fit for purpose, often involving the replacement of historic single-lane timber bridges with double-lane, modern concrete structures.

State, territory and local governments are encouraged to apply for funding from the program with applications accepted year-round.

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