Deep Creek Bridge upgrade funded
Gayndah-Mundubbera Rd will be flood-proof
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.