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Bridges Renewal Programme

The Australian Government has committed $360 million over five years to 2019-20 to the Bridges Renewal Programme.

The Programme upgrades and repairs bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access.

Round Three opened 17 March 2017

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Darren Chester MP has announced that Round Three of the Bridges Renewal Programme will be open to accept proposals from 17 March 2017 to 15 May 2017. Round Three will be open to state, territory and local governments.

The Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent of the total project cost to successful projects. Projects are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. Proponents are encouraged to consult with industry and community more broadly on their projects to ensure industry priorities and community views are considered in the development of proposals. There is a $5 million Australian Government contribution limit per proposal.

Payments for all successful projects are made through National Partnership Agreements to state and territory governments.

Important Dates

Round Three opens 17 March 2017
Round Three closes 15 May 2017
Round Three proposal period 8 Weeks

Round Three proposals must be received by 11:59pm local time on 15 May 2017 (note local time refers to the proponent’s local time).

Proponents are strongly encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline.

The Department will confirm receipt for each proposal submitted by 26 May 2017 via a return email. If you do not receive a receipt for your submission, please contact the Department on 02 6274 8040 immediately.

Cyclone Debbie

Proposals for Round Three of the Bridges Renewal Programme will close on 15 May 2017 at 11.59pm local time.

If you are unable to submit your proposal for Round Three as a result of Cyclone Debbie or associated weather and flooding events please contact the BRP information line on (02) 6274 8040 to register for an extension to the proposal period.  We will then contact you directly to advise you on your next steps regarding submitting your proposal.

How to apply

From 17 March 2017 download the:

  • Proposal Form XLSX: 57 KB – this excel form needs to be saved to your own drive for completion and submitted via email to bridgesrenewal@infrastructure.gov.au  
  • Round Three Programme Information PDF: 240 KB ReadSpeaker – this document contains important information and should be read prior to commencing your proposal

Supporting documentation can be attached to the submission email. Attachments to your proposal can be in any format, but PDF is preferred.

Emails are limited in size to 10MB and will not be accepted through the Department’s email gateway if they exceed that size.  No Information Technology or Programme support will be available after 4.30 pm AEST on the closing date, so please ensure that you submit your proposal early to receive support if required.

All proposals must be submitted via email to the BRP inbox bridgesrenewal@infrastructure.gov.au by the closing date and time. Only in exceptional circumstances will other arrangements be considered. Requests for separate arrangements should be submitted in writing prior to the close of the proposal period. The Department’s decision will be final.

Current Projects

In January 2016, the Australian Government announced the successful Round Two proposals.

In February 2015, the Australian Government announced the successful Round One proposals.

Contact Us

All enquiries can be addressed to bridgesrenewal@infrastructure.gov.au or we can be contacted by phone on 02 6274 8040.