Fixing Country Bridges Program
The Fixing Country Bridges Program is a $500 million NSW Government program, enabling councils to replace hundreds of timber bridges in poor condition and better connect regional and rural communities. Some of these timber bridges were built during the 1940s and 1950s and need to be replaced.
Bridges play a vital role in regional NSW, supporting growth and development, as well as providing access to critical services. These benefits and connections stimulate the economy and promote the social wellbeing of our communities.
Better bridges mean improved access to schools, towns, hospitals and jobs, increased efficiencies for our primary producers, easier movement of freight and better outcomes for road safety in regional and rural communities. The Program is also helping to build a transport network that is more resilient to natural disasters and provide more reliable connections.
The Program aims to reduce the maintenance and renewal burden for councils on hundreds of timber bridges in regional and rural NSW.
In addition to providing community benefits, the Program is injecting much needed funds into local economies and increasing local employment opportunities.
The NSW Government Fixing Country Bridges Program, together with the Fixing Local Roads Program will contribute $1 billion to support local government to manage their respective road and timber bridge assets that provide major benefits to the local communities.
Round 1 saw 53 councils secure $282 million in funding to replace more than 400 timber bridges.
Please note: Transport for NSW has extended the delivery timeframes for all Round 1 projects under the Fixing Country Bridges Program.
Applications for Round 2 closed on Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 5pm.
Have a question?
If you have any questions please email the Fixing Country Bridges team on email@example.com.
Project list last updated: April 2022.
Please note: although this information is updated regularly, project conditions can change rapidly, and so some details may not reflect more recent project developments. For the most up-to-date project information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the relevant council.
Fixing Country Bridges - Round 1 successful projects
Documents for download
|Fixing Country Bridge Program Guidelines||1.13Mb|
|Fixing Country Bridges Program councils frequently asked questions||191Kb|
1 November 2021
Bungabbee Bridge upgrade completed
14 October 2021
More cash to build better bridges in the bush
30 September 2021
Lake Macquarie local roads boost
10 September 2021
Bridge building blitz for Dungog Shire
11 February 2021
New bridge to better connect Awaba
5 February 2021
Replacing bridges to better connect regional NSW
21 August 2020
Applications now open to fix country bridges