Sunday, May 26, 2024

125 bridges and culverts to dip into heavy vehicle assessment funding

One hundred and twenty-five bridges and culverts across 33 council areas are set to receive Federal Government funded engineering assessments as part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project (SLGAAP).

The bridges and culverts were selected based on whether the locations were on priority freight routes, and would deliver potential improved access for heavy vehicles.

“The Australian Government allocated $12 million in funding to expand the number of local council asset assessments across Australia’s road network through to late 2024, bring our total funding to $20 million for this initiative,” said Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Catherine King.

“These assessments can deliver increased benefits for heavy vehicle operators and assist local councils in assessing their assets’ capability.”

Through the SLGAAP, the NHVR connects engineering consultants with local government road managers to deliver the bridge and culvert assessments and engineering reports.

“Derwent Valley Council nominated the Tyenna River crossing to be assessed by the SLGAAP project,” said Mayor of Tasmania’s Derwent Valley Council, Michelle Dracoulis.

“The results of the assessment provided council with certainty that our asset was suitable and safe for larger combination vehicles to access.

“This in turn provided local industry with clarity when planning their project and operational options.”

The information is aimed at supporting councils to better understand their bridge or culverts’ capability and make informed heavy vehicle access decisions as a result.

“Through the SLGAAP, local council bridges and culverts are prioritised based on their likelihood to deliver improved productivity and efficiency outcomes for a heavy vehicle journey from start to finish,” said Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown.

“No bridge or culvert is considered in isolation. Rather, they are selected based on if an assessment may unlock access for more classes of vehicles such as A-doubles, to travel more exensively on Australia’s freight network.”

The Australian Government has committed $20 million in total, including $4 million in the current financial year, towards this project to assess bridges and culverts through to late 2024.

A full list of the bridges and culverts is below:

SLGAAP Phase 2 Round 2 councils

StateCouncilRoadAssetStructure Type
NSWBathurst Regional CouncilRockley RoadRockley Road BridgeBridge
Hill End RoadHill End Road Bells Creek BridgeBridge
Bald Ridge RoadBald Ridge Road Grove Creek BridgeBridge
Turondale RoadMillah Murrah BridgeBridge
Curragh RoadCurragh Road Copperhannia Creek BridgeBridge
Curragh RoadCurragh Road Johnsons Creek BridgeBridge
Curragh RoadCurragh Road Third Creek BridgeBridge
Lachlan RoadDunn’s Plains BridgeBridge
Campbelltown City CouncilBen Lomond RoadBen Lomond Road Bridge (Over Railway)Bridge
Gilchrist DriveGilchrist Drive Bridge Over Railway (Northbound)Bridge
Gilchrist DriveGilchrist Drive Road Bridge Over Railway (Southbound)Bridge
Coffs Harbour City CouncilHogbin DriveFred Hansen BridgeBridge
Hogbin DriveHarry Jensen BridgeBridge
Orara WayMortons BridgeCulvert
Coramba RoadOrange Trees CulvertCulvert
Gale StreetStar Creek CulvertCulvert
Gunnedah Shire CouncilRangari RoadNeil Carter BridgeBridge
Blue Vale RoadBallyragen BridgeBridge
Temora Shire CouncilMorangarell RoadKites BridgeBridge
Mary Gilmore WayDuck Creek BridgeBridge
Wagga Wagga City CouncilLockhart RoadBullenbong Creek BridgeBridge
Old Narrandera RdHoulaghans Creek Bridge 2Bridge
Upper Lachlan Shire CouncilBoorowa RoadWheeo Creek BridgeBridge
Wollondilly Shire CouncilRemembrance DrivewayBrookside BridgeBridge
Remembrance DrivewayMyrtle Creek BridgeBridge
Remembrance DrivewayRazorback BridgeBridge
Argyle Street (Remembrance Driveway)Stonequarry Creek BridgeBridge
Silverdale RoadBlaxland’S CrossingBridge
Shoalhaven City CouncilBurrill StBurrill StBridge
The Springs RdThe Springs Rd (Swan Lake Bridge)Bridge
Bawley Point RoadBawley Point RdBridge
Flinders Rd (South Nowra)Flinders Rd (South Nowra)Bridge
Larmer AveLarmer Ave (Cockrow Creek Bridge)Bridge
Yalwal RdYalwal Rd (Sandy Creek Bridge)Bridge
Coolangatta RdCoolangatta RdBridge
Naval PdeNaval PdeBridge
Tannery RdTannery Rd (Tannery Bridge)Bridge
Grahams Rd (Barrengarry)Grahams Rd (Barrengarry)Bridge
Clinton Park RdClinton Park RdBridge
Centre StCentre StBridge
Hawken RdHawken RdBridge
Bolong RoadBolong RdBridge
Turpentine RdTurpentine RdBridge
Yalwal RdYalwal RdBridge
River RdRiver RdBridge
Parma RdParma RdBridge
Gwydir Shire CouncilWarialda RoadLever Arm Creek BridgeCulvert
North Star RoadHenry Dangar BridgeBridge
North Star RoadJanet Mcmaster BridgeBridge
North Star RoadMobbindry BridgeBridge
Maroondah City CouncilColchester Road, Bayswater NorthColchester Road Underpass, Dandenong Creek Trail, Bayswater NorthCulvert
Bega Valley Shire CouncilBuckajo RoadGrosses CreekBridge
Upper Cobargo RoadDry RiverBridge
Back Creek RoadYowaka RiverBridge
Buckajo RoadSpring CreekBridge
Blayney Shire councilNeville RoadDarrington BridgeBridge
Cootamundra-Gundagai CouncilOld Gundagai RoadCullinga Creek BridgeBridge
Warren Shire CouncilIndustrial Access RoadGunningba Creek Stock BridgeBridge
Armidale Regional CouncilNowlands RdJohns Creek BridgeBridge
Kempsey RdOaky River BridgeBridge
Shellharbour CouncilCalderwood RoadMansons BridgeBridge
The EsplanadeThe Esplanade BridgeBridge
QLDBrisbane City CouncilFairfield RdB0720 – Bridge Over Rocky Waterholes CreekBridge
Ipswich City CouncilThomas StreetJones-Phillips BridgeBridge
Springfield Greenbank ArterialAndrew Josey GullyBridge
Springfield Greenbank ArterialOppossum CreekBridge
Brisbane TerraceEa Richardson BridgeBridge
Bundaberg Regional CouncilLongs RoadKinagin BridgeBridge
Logan City CouncilJohnson RoadAdermann Bridge – Johnson Rd BridgeBridge
Mackay Regional CouncilOwens Creek Loop Rd, Owens CreekOwens Creek (Adam Lisk Bridge)Bridge
Owens Creek Loop Rd, Owens CreekOwens Creek (Bob Hobbs Bridge)Bridge
Scenic Rim Regional CouncilAllan Ck RdAlan Struss BridgeBridge
Livingstone Shire CouncilScenic HighwayHenry Beak BridgeBridge
Scenic HighwayWilliamson Creek CrossingBridge
Scenic HighwayCauseway Lake – Shoal CreekBridge
Appleton DriveAppleton Drive BridgeBridge
Stanage Bay RoadTilpalBridge
Perkins RoadJohn Smith BridgeBridge
Belmont RoadJohn William Berry BridgeBridge
Rossmoya RoadHedlow Creek BridgeBridge
Stanage Bay RoadBan Wan CreekBridge
Toowoomba Regional CouncilPerseverance Dam RoadPerseverance Dam Road OverflowBridge
Leslie Bridge RoadLeslie BridgeBridge
Pilton RoadPilton Road Bridge 2Bridge
Murweh Shire CouncilOld Tambo RoadNive BridgeBridge
Townsville City councilIngham  Road844 Ingham Road Stormwater DrainCulvert
Ingham  Road630 Ingham Road DrainCulvert
Ingham  RoadForge Court CulvertCulvert
Ingham  Road556A Ingham Road Culvert CrossingCulvert
Ingham  Road670 Ingham Road CulvertCulvert
Ingham  Road840 Ingham Road Culvert CrossingCulvert
Mareeba Shire CouncilWolfram RoadHambling BridgeBridge
Chettle RoadChettle Road BridgeBridge
Leadingham Creek RoadLeadingham Creek Road BridgeBridge
VICCity of BallaratGillies RoadB50026Bridge
Northern Grampians Shire CouncilJoel South RoadBridge 124998Bridge
Dunolly RoadBridge 124948Bridge
Winjallok RoadBridge 124978Bridge
School RoadBridge 125014Bridge
Winjallok RoadWinjallok Road Bridge – 020Bridge
Winjallok RoadWinjallok Road Bridge – 005Bridge
Bulgana RoadBulgana Road Bridge – 105Bridge
Swanwater RoadSwanwater Road Bridge – 015Bridge
Sandy Creek RoadSandy Creek Road Bridge – 025Bridge
Bolangum Inn RoadBolangum Inn Road Bridge – 025Bridge
Burrumbite RoadBurrumbite Road Bridge – 015Bridge
Mt Dryden RoadMt Dryden Road Bridge – 020Bridge
Tulkara Railway RoadTulkara Railway Road Bridge – 005Bridge
Yawong RoadYawong Road Bridge – 020Bridge
D’Arcy StreetD’Arcy Street Bridge – 010Bridge
Horsham-Wal Wal RoadHorsham-Wal Wal Road Bridge – 015Bridge
Ashens Bridge RoadAshens Bridge Road – 005Bridge
South Gippsland Shire CouncilLeongatha Rd, YarragonMb190 (Marks Bridge)Bridge
Stewart And Dunlops Road, Middle TarwinStewart & Dunlops RoadBridge
Spencers RoadWb420 (Spencers Bridge)Bridge
Spencers RoadWb430Bridge
Mardan RoadWb230Bridge
Wellington Shire CouncilPound Road WestBlackshaws BridgeBridge
Yarram-Morwell RoadGreenaways BridgeBridge
Airly RoadNuntin BridgeBridge
Moyne Shire CouncilMinjah-Hawkesdale RoadMinjah BridgeBridge
Moyne Falls-Hawkesdale RoadKangertong BridgeBridge
Garvoc-Laang RoadSpiers BridgeBridge
Codrington-Orford RoadLewis BridgeBridge
Macarthur-Hawkesdale RoadEumeralla River BridgeBridge

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