DAMAGED BRIDGES: Sandy Creek Bridge is just one of the wooden bridges in the Kyogle local government area needing funding for repair.
DAMAGED BRIDGES: Sandy Creek Bridge is just one of the wooden bridges in the Kyogle local government area needing funding for repair. Contributed

$2.2 million to replace seven of Kyogle’s bridges

PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has announced more than $2.2 million of Federal Government funding to replace seven wooden bridges across Kyogle.

"This massive injection of funds to replace Kyogle's aging wooden bridges is a terrific outcome for the community," he said.

"This is a great way to kick off the New Year after I announced a $1 million Christmas present for Kyogle in December to reseal the road to Toonumbar Dam."

Mr Hogan said Kyogle Shire Council would receive $1,973,400 to replace six single-lane wooden bridges with dual-lane structures on Gradys Creek and Lions Road, and $228,000 to replace the single-lane Barretts Bridge at Old Bonalbo with a concrete and steel bridge, under the second round of the Coalition Government's Bridges Renewal Programme.

"I fought hard to ensure Kyogle got everything it applied for under Round 2 after I earlier secured $220,000 for replace Minneys Bridge under the first round," Mr Hogan said.

"Round 3 will open soon and I will work with the council to make sure funding for wooden bridges continues."

"These new bridges will be an economic boom for Kyogle. Lions Road is a major tourism route for people visiting from Brisbane and is also the "first mile" for farmers trying to get their produce to consumers."



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