Bridges Renewal Programme

21-Mar-2017

North-West residents have the opportunity to nominate which local bridges need repairing or upgrading.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said round three of national funding under the $360 million Bridges Renewal Programme is now open.

“Residents who might like to put forward suggestions are encouraged to contact their council with bridge upgrade ideas,” Senator Parry said.

“Councils are able to apply for direct funding from the Australian Government. It’s an important opportunity to consider which ageing bridges need to be fixed, with up to half the cost met by the Commonwealth.

“Funding from previous rounds has contributed to fixing bridges throughout all regions of Tasmania.”

Submissions for the new round of funding are now being accepted from state and local governments.

Nominated projects will go through a competitive merit-based selection process, with successful applicants eligible to receive up to 50 per cent of project costs, or $5 million. Round Three is open for applications until 15 May, 2017. Guidelines and proposal forms are now available on the Bridges Renewal Programme website at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges




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