Seven bridges across the Goulburn electorate will be replaced under the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities and increase resilience to natural disasters.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman 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.

“This program is easing the financial burden on councils, and will create thousands of local jobs across regional communities in the state – and coming at a time when it’s most needed,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

The following bridges have been awarded funding under the program:
• $458,806 for Narrambulla Creek Bridge (Carrick Road)
• $691,740 for Crookwell River Bridge (Julong Road)
• $497,352 for Peelwood Creek Bridge (Cooksvale Road)
• $431,753 for Burra Burra Creek Bridge (Blue Hill Road)
• $1,224,000 for Burrawang Creek Bridge (Belmore Falls Road)
• $400,000 for Ritters Creek Bridge (Meryla Road)
• $288,000 for Bango Creek Bridge (Bango Lane)

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said round one of the program will see more than 400 ageing bridges replaced by safer, modern bridges that will better withstand events like floods and bushfires, and ease the burden of maintenance for local councils and ratepayers.

“Regional councils maintain more than 1,800 timber bridges across the state, and we’re delivering on our promise to help them replace ageing bridges.”