Local, Independant and Effective
January 18, 2016

More than $1 million flows to Indi in Federal Government infrastructure funding

Indi received $1.143 million in funding from the Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme announced today. Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, said Indi matters and funding continues to flow to the electorate.

“Bridges are essential for linking communities, this funding allows councils to assist rural communities in this vital way,” Ms McGowan said.

Ms McGowan said Mansfield Shire Council was the biggest winner, receiving $450,000 to replace two one-lane low level crossings with two-lane concrete bridges. Benalla Rural City Council received $320,000 to strengthen a deck to current load limits.

“The upgrade in Mansfield will have a major impact on the central roads in town. This will enable the diversion of traffic through the Mansfield Heavy Vehicles Bypass and make shopping in the CBD easier and safer,” Ms McGowan said.

“Congratulations to the successful councils on these important infrastructure applications,” Ms McGowan said. “I want to acknowledge the work councils have put in planning these projects, and lobbying Government for funding.

“I welcome all funding coming to Indi. New investment in our region is positive news for jobs and communities. Clearly the more we are on the national radar, the more we are being heard.”

Ms McGowan thanked the acting Prime Minister Warren Truss for making the announcement while touring Indi.

Round Two Bridges Renewal Programme

Alpine Shire Council $164,000 - Morses Creek Bridges Network upgrade, strengthen load limited bridge to provide heavy vehicle access (two projects)

Benalla Rural City Council $320,000 - strengthen deck to maintain current load limits

Mansfield Shire Council $450,000 - replace low level crossings with two-lane concrete bridge

Wangaratta Rural City Council $174,300 - replace bridge with two-lane concrete bridge

Wodonga City Council $35,000 - replace load limited bridge with concrete box culverts

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