Council secures Federal bridge replacement funding

19 January, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper has today welcomed the news that the Belanglo Road culvert will be replaced following the announcement of successful grant funding from the Federal Government.

“This is great news for residents and motorists who use the road,” Mayor Whipper said.

“It will provide residents, farmers and visitors with improved, safer and more reliable road access.”

A total of $202,500 will be allocated to replacing the existing road culvert with a two-lane culvert.  Further improvements will be made to the road’s approaches.

The announcement was made by the Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor MP under Round Two of the Australian Government’s regional Bridges Renewal Programme.

The Belanglo Road culvert replacement project is part of a six project announcement totalling $3.7 million of infrastructure investment for the Hume area.

“This announcement is further testimony of the Federal Government’s confidence in our Shire,” the Mayor said.

This latest announcement of funding comes on the back of an original $571,000 Council secured in the first round that saw the replacement of old timber bridges in both Robertson and Kangaloon.

“Both rounds of announcements are testimony to the Federal Member for Hume’s continued advocacy and strong support for our region,” the Mayor added.

Councillor Whipper also congratulated staff who worked on the submission saying construction would start within months.

“Dozens of proposals were received from state, territory and local government areas as part of this second round of funding,” he said.  “To have this submission approved is a credit to the quality of the submissions prepared by Council staff and a fantastic win for the Shire.”