The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will receive $1.2 million in federal funding to replace the Jarrahdale Road Bridge under Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.
The old timber bridge on Jarrahdale Road will be replaced with a concrete bridge, with the Federal Government contributing half of the $2.4 million total project cost.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said that this announcement is good news for the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale.
“Many Serpentine Jarrahdale residents have raised their concerns with me about the quality of local roads,” Mr Hastie said.
“The Morrison Government is listening to these concerns and provided assistance for maintenance and upgrades, including this new bridge.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said these latest rounds would support 350 projects across the nation.
“I am pleased to deliver more than $290 million in funding to more than 350 projects nationwide, which will upgrade and replace bridges which have been damaged or are deteriorating and improve key heavy vehicle infrastructure,” Mr McCormack said.
“With nearly 80 per cent of this funding going to local councils, the outcome of these rounds will support local workers, households and businesses through a difficult time and position the Australian economy for a strong recovery.
“By improving our road network this funding will also help keep people safe on our roads while making key freight routes more efficient, delivering long-term benefits to drivers, businesses and local communities.
“This includes our truckies, who form an essential part of the backbone of our national economy and have been working tirelessly during COVID-19 to keep shelves stocked, hospitals supplied and the economy moving.
“Now more than ever the continued roll out of road infrastructure projects is important to support local jobs, underpin economic growth and ensure all Australians can reach their destinations sooner and safer and communities can rest assured that’s exactly what our Government is doing.”