The Kelvyn T. Peters Bridge, near Kingaroy, will receive Federal funding to assist with its repairs

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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