NSW timber bridges to be replaced in major program
The New South Wales Government will replace more than 400 timber bridges through its $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program, to improve resilience to natural disaster and increase connectivity.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government is meeting its election commitment to replace ageing structures with safer, modern bridges that will better withstand events like floods and bushfires, easing the burden of maintenance for local councils and ratepayers and build a safer, stronger regional NSW.
“Last year was one of the most challenging years’ regional communities have faced due to COVID-19, summer bushfires and drought – and that’s before heavy rains hit some areas,” Barilaro said.
“I’m thrilled to see these bridges get underway, it’s an election commitment we promised and are delivering on. The bridges will help create new jobs, drive economic growth and deliver lifestyle improvements for generations to come.”