Gladstone Regional Council has millions of dollars of Capital Works projects at various stages in progress across the Gladstone Region. Many of these are fully or partly funded, enabling infrastructure improvements for our region made possible through external funding, not ratepayer dollars.
These projects range from construction of new infrastructure to upgrades and safety improvements on our roads and water networks, parks, landfill and community use facilities. Bridge replacement works were scheduled for various bridges within the Gladstone Region.
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Project & Funding
Following regular condition assessments and design of bridges across our region, various timber bridges were scheduled for improvement work to renew and upgrade these valuable community assets.
- Charnwood Road, Lowmead (Granite Creek) - Bridge Renewal
- Bindaree Road, Miriam Vale (Three Mile Creek) - Bridge Upgrade
- Stockbridge Road, Lowmead - Bridge Renewal at Ch 3.509km
- Stockbridge Road, Lowmead - Bridge Renewal at Ch 4.048km
The Bindaree Road Bridge Upgrade was funded under the State Government’s Local Economic Recovery (LER) Program.
The other above-mentioned bridge renewal projects were jointly funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ Bridges Renewal Program – Round 5 and Gladstone Regional Council.
Why do these bridges need replacing?
Deteriorating bridge conditions could increase risks of bridge failure, increase maintenance costs, and potentially lead to lengthy, unplanned bridge/road closures. Some of these new bridges also open up the community road network with some of the upgraded bridges able to support greater load limits.
These bridge renewal/upgrade works are part of many upgrades and safety improvements to our region’s roads.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we worked to provide improved structures with reduced need for maintenance.