Additional $40 million investment in regional freight safety and productivity

The Australian Government has committed an additional $40 million to improve the safety of regional roads and productivity for our freight industry.

The Australian Government is investing an additional $40 million in the existing Bridges Renewal Program.

The already successful program will receive an additional $10 million per year over four years from 2022-23 to 2025 26. 

The additional investment brings the Australian Government commitment to this program up to nearly $900 million from 2015-16 and 2025-26, with an ongoing commitment of $85 million per year.

Projects funded under the program include replacing old bridges with new bridges, bridge strengthening, bridge widening and replacement of existing water crossings.

Since the Bridges Renewal Program commenced in 2015-16 it has supported 730 projects, of which 495 projects have been completed.

In November last year the program was improved to accept applications on a rolling basis, meaning State, Territory and local governments can plan and submit their best-quality projects, when they are needed.

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