New Deep Creek Bridge opens

Dec 12, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

Joint Media Release

A multi-million-dollar bridge replacement in the North Burnett Region is complete and officially open.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government had committed $2.2 million to the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement.

“Under our Bridges Renewal Program, we are funding crucial upgrades nationwide to support community access and freight productivity in the form of better and safer bridges,” Mr McCormack said.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the Queensland Government had provided a further $2.2 million through its Building our Regions program.

“This upgrade is a critical investment in better access to market for the local citrus and cattle producers, improved safety and increased flood immunity,” Mr Bailey said.

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the new two-lane concrete-deck bridge replaced the old single-lane crossing.

“The new bridge is designed to accommodate heavy vehicle loading, providing access to heavy vehicles, which in turn has resulted in an increase in transport productivity,” Mr O’Dowd said.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers said North Burnett businesses and residents had benefitted from the project’s support requirements through purchases such as concrete, gravel, fuel, plant equipment usage and servicing, accommodation, food and labour.

This project was truly a regional commitment thus ensuring monies spent stayed in local pockets wherever possible,” Cr Chambers said.

The Australian and Queensland Governments each committed $2.2 million toward the new bridge.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/bridges_renewal.aspx.

For more information on the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program, visit www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/buildingourregions.

View the official Media Release here.

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