ACT Bridges Renewal projects get go ahead


Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has welcomed the much-needed upgrade to local bridges under the Australian Government’s new $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme.

The Federal Government is committing $800,000 to the ACT as part of Round One of the Bridges Renewal Programme to improve the territory’s road network.

“The Federal Government funds to upgrade our local bridges will make using them safer and more reliable, while also being a major boost for freight providing major benefits for the community and the region,” Senator Seselja said today.

“In particular, the Bridges Renewal Programme will improve road access for local traffic and increase efficiency on local roads, which will be a relief to all.

“The ACT is a vibrant region and the Coalition Government is investing in its continued growth.

“The ACT Government will play a role in managing these projects, ensuring these bridges will contribute to productivity and community access.” Senator Seselja concluded.

The Australian Government has committed $114 million under Round One of the programme, with a total commitment of $300 million over five years from 2014-15 for the entire programme.


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Project Description

AG Funds  ($000s)

Total project cost ($000s)


Strengthening of bridges on the B-double network

Strengthen one bridge on Fairbairn Avenue and two bridges on the Monaro Highway




Fraser and Canberra