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Darren Chester

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

John Williams

Senator for New South Wales


14 September 2017


Six bridges in Byron Shire and one bridge in Tweed Shire will be replaced with funding announced in Round Three of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond said he is delighted to announce that Byron Shire Council will receive $570,000 towards the total cost of $1.14 million to replace the bridge at Blindmouth Creek Crossing.

He said the Australian Government will contribute $2.58 million towards the replacement of five bridges in the Bangalow Agricultural Area which have a total project cost of $5.17 million.

In Tweed Shire, replacing the Byrill Creek Road Bridge will cost $4.35 million of which the government will provide $2.17 million.

Senator Williams said Tweed Shire Council had previously received $950,000 towards the $2.1 million Anthonys Bridge at Murwillumbah which is now complete.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $162.53 million funding toward Round Three of the Bridges Renewal program was in addition to the $216 million committed under the first two rounds.

“The renewal and upgrade of 186 bridges under this round will deliver social and economic benefits throughout regional Australia,” Mr Chester said.

The Federal Government’s financial commitment in this round will be matched by successful proponents. To allow for a wider distribution of projects, the Australian Government’s contribution under round three has been limited to $5 million per project.

For more information on the program, including a full list of successful Round Three projects is available at

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