Bridges Renewal Program funding.
At Barnsley near Edgeworth. The weir across Cockle Creek.
Both crossings are in poor condition and need to be upgraded, so it is great timing for our community to see this type of investment that will support jobs as our City recovers from the pandemic,” Cr Fraser said,” said Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser.
I’m sure Barnsley, Teralba and Cooranbong residents will be thrilled to hear that this much-needed funding has been secured, and they will soon be able to travel through these areas with increased safety and comfort.”
Council will also contribute funding for these two key infrastructure projects.
- The upgrade of the Cooranbong Bridge will bring significant improvements to passenger and freight transport in the west of Lake Macquarie.
- Federal Government funding received: $650,000
- Design work is under way and it is expected construction will commence in early 2021.
- The existing Weir Road crossing over Cockle Creek is a single lane, two-way, mid-level concrete causeway that was constructed in 1925. The Weir is closed multiple times a year due to flooding, with all traffic, including heavy vehicles, prevented from travelling this route between Barnsley and Teralba. The alternative route takes significantly longer, particularly for heavy vehicles.
- Federal funding received: $2 million. Matching funding ($2 million) has been sought from the NSW Government. Council has planned to fund the remainder of the $5.254 million project.
- Design work is under way and it is expected construction will commence in mid-2021.
For more information on the Bridges Renewal Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au