84 bridges funded in one hit ‘incredible’, says mayor
Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland has described $40 million in government funding to replace 84 timber bridges across the shire as a "huge leap forward".
The Fixing Country Bridges Program supports councils in regional NSW to replace ageing timber bridges and improve safety and access for the community.
North Coast based Nationals MP Ben Franklin said this was a huge level of investment that would make a considerable difference to people living in and around Kyogle.
"Maintenance and repair costs on these old timber bridges are a financial burden to Council and ratepayers and this funding will remove that pressure," Mr Franklin said.
"Kyogle shire is receiving one of the most significant investments by the state government in this round of funding and I'm proud to be announcing over $40 million to build better, safer bridges.
"By replacing the state's worst bridges with safer, modern bridges that will better withstand events like floods and bushfire, we will keep our communities better connected."
There are 423 successful projects across NSW in this round of funding of which bridges in Kyogle make up one fifth.
Minister Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government had accelerated funding for the program with more than $290 million shared across 54 councils in round one.
"That's hundreds of fast-tracked projects that will start across the state in the next 12 months, helping councils to create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep our regional communities connected," Mr Toole said.
Mayor of Kyogle Danielle Mulholland described the funding announcement as "truly great news for our area".
"This is a huge leap forward for Kyogle Council which has more bridges than any other local government area in NSW," she said.
"To have 84 bridges funded in one hit is incredible and something we lobbied for and hoped, beyond hope, would one day happen.
"On behalf of the community, I'd like to thank the state government for this investment in the future of our area and for the faith they have shown in council. This funding will go a long way to making life easier for many of our residents and local businesses as well as visitors to our area."
The bridges to be funded are:
The bridges funded in this round include:
🔸 Capeen Creek Road/Mill Bridge
🔸 Yongurra Road
🔸 Baileys Bridge Rd/Baileys Bridge
🔸 Baileys Bridge Rd/Daleys Bridge
🔸 Brindle Ck Rd No.2 Bridge
🔸 Collins Valley Rd/Lynchs Ck
🔸 Gradys Ck Rd/Grieve Crossing
🔸 Gradys Ck Rd/Lamonds No.1
🔸 Kyogle Rd/Back Ck Bridge
🔸 Tims Lane/Mahoneys Lane No.1 Bridge
🔸 Boomi Ck Rd/Mulcahys Bridge
🔸 Needhams Rd/Eight Day Ck Bridge
🔸 Rodgers Road/Wintertons Bridge
🔸 Askews Dip Rd/Askews Bridge
🔸 Aspreys Rd/Aspreys Bridge
🔸 Babyl Ck Rd/Bucklands Bridge
🔸 Babyl Ck Rd/Babyil Ck Bridge
🔸 Babyl Ck Rd/Heaslips No.1
🔸 Bean Ck Rd/Suffolks Bridge
🔸 Bingeebeebra Rd/Adams No.1
🔸 Bingeebeebra Rd/Scofields Bridge
🔸 Bolan Rd/Little Terrace Ck Bridge
🔸 Boorabee Ck Rd/Crawfords
🔸 Brown Knob Rd/Dr Binnies Bridge
🔸 Brumby Plains Rd
🔸 Campbell Rd Clark Bridge
🔸 Capeen Creek Road No.1 Bridge
🔸 Capeen Creek Road No.2 Bridge
🔸 Castille Road
🔸 Chestnut Road
🔸 Chestnut Road/Varys Bridge
🔸 Collins Creek Road/Olesens Creek Bridge
🔸 Connells Road/Timber Bridge
🔸 Deep Creek Rd/Bodycotes No.2 Bridge
🔸 Duck Creek Rd/Gears Bridge
🔸 Duck Creek Road/Allens No.2 Bridge
🔸 Duck Creek Road/Tierneys No.1 Bridge
🔸 Duck Creek Road/Curtis Dip Bridge
🔸 Dunns Road No.1 Bridge
🔸 Ferndale Road/Mcqueens Bridge
🔸 Gambleys Road/Gambleys Road Bridge
🔸 Ghinni Ghi Rd/Peter Fin Bridge
🔸 Gooleys Rd/Gooley's Bridge
🔸 Gorge Ck Rd/Gorge Ck No.2
🔸 Green Pigeon Rd/Williams Bridge
🔸 Green Pigeon Rd/Mill Bridge
🔸 Hansen Rd/Hansens Bridge
🔸 Hootons Road/Makings Bridge
🔸 Iron Pot Ck Rd / R.F.Oreillys
🔸 Iron Pot Ck Rd1
🔸 Iron Pot Ck Rd2
🔸 Knights Rd/Grovers Bridge
🔸 Larsson Rd
🔸 Levers Rd/Levers Rd
🔸 Lynches Ck/Hinde & Hurrell
🔸 Macqueens Rd
🔸 Mahoneys Lane No.2 Bridge
🔸 Montgomerys Road Bridge
🔸 Needhams Rd
🔸 Old Cob O Corn Road Bridge
🔸 Old Lawrence Road No.2 Bridge
🔸 Old Tweed Road/Crane Bridge
🔸 Phelps Road
🔸 Pines Road
🔸 Roseberry Creek Road/Comerfords No.2
🔸 Roseberry Creek Road/Comerford No.1
🔸 Ryan Creek Road No.3 Bridge
🔸 Ryans Creek Road/Cooks Bridge
🔸 Saunders Road/Saunders Bridge
🔸 Sheddens Road
🔸 Slaters Road Bridge
🔸 Station Road 1
🔸 Station Road 2
🔸 Trentys Lane Bridge
🔸 Tunglebung Creek Road/Trynney No.1
🔸 Tunglebung Creek Road/Armstrongs
🔸 Tunglebung Creek Road/Secombes No.1
🔸 Walsh Road Bridge
🔸 Whites Road/Whites Road Bridge
🔸 Wiangaree Back Road/Powells Bridge
🔸 Williams Road/Barker Bridge
🔸 Wyndham Creek Bridge
🔸 Wynlea Bridge
🔸 Yabbra Road Bridge.