Fixing Country Bridges - Council needs your support

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Did you know that the Bellingen Shire has 134 bridges in its network? Did you know that more than half of these are timber bridges?

The NSW Government's Fixing Country Bridges program has now opened and Council needs your support.

We all know how important our local bridge network is to the community, businesses, our agricultural and tourism industries not to mention our schools, hospitals and other key services.

Council will be making application to the State Government for its Priority 1 bridges. What does this mean? Those bridges that have been assessed as being in poor condition, require significant work and/or are nearing the end of its useful life are classified as Priority 1. Many of these bridges are already load limited and/or have reduced speed limits .

As there is no guarantee of a second round of funding, Council will be making, where possible, application for ALL Priority 1 bridges. In order to support Council's application, we are asking our community to provide input via a survey located below. A list of the Priority 1 bridges is provided in the survey and we ask that anyone providing information does so with regards to a specific bridge or bridges.

Funding from the Fixing Country Bridges Program will enabling Council to replace a significant number of timber bridges in poor condition. This will reduce the maintenance and renewal burden on Council, improve accessibility and provide a greater level of assurance for our community.

The survey will be open until 10.00am Tuesday 22 September.

Should you have any questions regarding this, please contact Council on 6655 7300.

For more information regarding the Fixing Country Bridges Program, go to https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/lgr/grant-programs/fixing-country-bridges-program.html

Did you know that the Bellingen Shire has 134 bridges in its network? Did you know that more than half of these are timber bridges?

The NSW Government's Fixing Country Bridges program has now opened and Council needs your support.

We all know how important our local bridge network is to the community, businesses, our agricultural and tourism industries not to mention our schools, hospitals and other key services.

Council will be making application to the State Government for its Priority 1 bridges. What does this mean? Those bridges that have been assessed as being in poor condition, require significant work and/or are nearing the end of its useful life are classified as Priority 1. Many of these bridges are already load limited and/or have reduced speed limits .

As there is no guarantee of a second round of funding, Council will be making, where possible, application for ALL Priority 1 bridges. In order to support Council's application, we are asking our community to provide input via a survey located below. A list of the Priority 1 bridges is provided in the survey and we ask that anyone providing information does so with regards to a specific bridge or bridges.

Funding from the Fixing Country Bridges Program will enabling Council to replace a significant number of timber bridges in poor condition. This will reduce the maintenance and renewal burden on Council, improve accessibility and provide a greater level of assurance for our community.

The survey will be open until 10.00am Tuesday 22 September.

Should you have any questions regarding this, please contact Council on 6655 7300.

For more information regarding the Fixing Country Bridges Program, go to https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/lgr/grant-programs/fixing-country-bridges-program.html

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey in support of Council's application to the Fixing Country Bridges Program.

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