Deep Creek Bridge up­grade funded

Gayn­dah-Mun­dub­bera Rd will be flood-proof

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Tobi Loftus Tobi.Loftus@cnbtimes.com.au

A MA­JOR road con­nect­ing Gayn­dah to Mun­dub­bera will soon be made flood-proof fol­low­ing an an­nounce­ment from the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment.

State De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter An­thony Lyn­ham last week an­nounced $2.2 mil­lion would go to fund­ing the up­grade of the Deep Creek Bridge on Gayn­dah-Mun­dub­bera Rd.

“Re­gional in­fra­struc­ture projects are an im­por­tant part of keep­ing the econ­omy tick­ing over and keep­ing our re­gional com­mu­ni­ties strong,” Dr Lyn­ham said.

The state fund­ing adds to $2.2 mil­lion from the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s Bridges Re­newal Pro­gram.

North Bur­nett mayor Rachel Cham­bers wel­comed the fund­ing an­nounce­ment.

“I think it’s fab­u­lous as it fills a gap,” she said.

“The pre­vi­ous coun­cil re­ceived the fund­ing to make the Gayn­dah-Mun­dub­bera Rd flood re­silient and the Deep Creek Bridge was the miss­ing link.

“So once that bridge is raised three me­tres and aligned it will be 80km/h or more all the way through... it will in­crease heavy ve­hi­cle load, it will make the road safer and more flood re­silient.”

The Gayn­dah-Mun­dub­bera Rd cuts travel time be­tween the two towns by about 15 min­utes.

“Since the Gayn­dah-Mun­dub­bera Rd has been up­graded, it is get­ting more traf­fic than the high­way,” she said.

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