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Bridges Renewal Program

On 10 November 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, announced the opening of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) to new applications.

The Australian Government will now consider projects on an ongoing basis with applications accepted all year round to provide increased flexibility and permit projects to be submitted when they will most benefit Australia’s bridges and heavy vehicle infrastructure.

On 14 March 2022, the Deputy Prime Minister also announced an additional $40 million for the Bridges Renewal Program. The Program will receive an additional $10 million per year over four years from 2022-23 to 2025-26. This will provide further opportunity for additional projects to be funded, improving the safety and efficiency of critical bridge infrastructure.

This 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.

Applications for BRP funding are invited from state, territory and local governments. Please refer to the Program Resource web page for information about how to apply or administer your existing project.

Previous Funding rounds

This program previously accepted applications through time-limited funding rounds. Since the program commenced in 2015 five funding rounds have been undertaken.

Details of successful projects for previous rounds are available from the links below:

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