Bridges Renewal Program
About the program
As part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019-20 Budget, the Australian Government has committed an additional $25 million per year to the Bridges Renewal Program from 2019-20. The Government will provide $640 million from the 2015-2016 financial year to the 2022-2023 financial year, with an on-going commitment of $85 million each following year to upgrade and replace bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access.
On 1 April 2019, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, agreed to fund 126 projects, submitted for funding under Round Four of the Bridges Renewal Program in accordance with the National Land Transport Act 2014.
Round Four projects
Local Governments were eligible to apply for funding for projects that would enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access.
The Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent of the total project cost to successful projects, up to a maximum of $700,000 for one bridge or $1.4 million for two bridges in the same Local Government area.
Consistent with previous rounds, projects under Round Four were selected as part of a competitive merit-based process.
- Round Four announced April 2019 PDF: 280 KB
The date for the opening of Round Five has not yet been decided.
Current project lists
- Round Three announced September 2017 PDF: 639 KB
- Round Two announced January 2016 PDF: 564 KB
- Round One announced February 2015 PDF: 480 KB