New bridges in Charters Towers region

frank beveridge

Charters Towers Regional Council was successful in its attempt to receive federal funding to fix two bridges in the region.

Reedybrook Creek Bridge at Greenvale and the Eight Mile Creek Bridge in Pentland will both be replaced with stronger, single lane concrete bridges.

Mayor Frank Beveridge says the funding is good news for the region.

“Council has a huge number of bridges around its rural road network and they need constant maintenance, repair and from time to time, replacement,” he says.

“Without these funds, Charters Towers Regional Council simply could not afford to consider these two bridge projects.

The Federal Government has pledged $295,500 to the project which Council has matched to entirely fund the development.

Cr Beveridge says the new bridges will be a welcomed boost for the region and the residents that regularly use them.

“These are vital infrastructure projects for the Charters Towers region that provide jobs for both contractors and Council staff,” he says.

“(They) will also mean residents will enjoy better, safer and more reliable road access. Cattle and other freight will also be able to pass more safely along these roads.”

Council are waiting for the dryer winter months before beginning construction.

They made it to round two of the Bridge Renewal Programme, which the Federal Government set aside $100 million for.

There were a further 270 other applicants also.