September 29, 2020
South Burnett Regional Council will receive half the cost of an estimated $60,000 upgrade of the Kelvyn T. Peters Bridge at Inverlaw from the Federal Government.
Successful applicants under Round 5 of the government’s Bridges Renewal Program were announced by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on Tuesday.
Council will receive $30,000 to undertake structural maintenance and renew guard rails.
At May’s SBRC meeting, councillors voted to submit two projects for funding under Round 5 of the program.
The second project, which was not listed among the Round 5 recipients on Tuesday, was a bridge on Home Creek Loop Road near Wilkesdale.
This bridge was closed last August when Council inspectors found structural defects that affected its load-bearing capacity.
At the time, it was estimated the two bridge repairs would cost a total of $180,000.
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The Deputy Prime Minister announced funding for 205 bridge projects across Australia.
Other projects nearby include:
- $140,157 (total cost $280,314) to replace a timber bridge on Braeburn Road, Monsildale, with a concrete structure
- $655,500 (total cost $1,309,000) to replace an existing culvert on Kingsthorpe-Haden Road, Haden, with a new concrete culvert
- $775,967 (total cost $1,551,934) to improve 17 concrete / timber hybrid bridges in the Esk area
Mr McCormack also announced funding for 146 projects under Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
Under this program, $2 million – out of a total cost of $4,611,521 – was allocated to bitumen seal 4km of Esk-Crows Nest Road at Eskdale.
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