Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce has welcomed the announcement of $931,200 in funding to design and upgrade the concrete culvert on Palm Drive in West Gladstone.


The project will be funded as part of a $772 million investment into the Bridges Renewal and Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programs made by the former Coalition Government over four years from 2022/23.


The infrastructure programs were designed to improve road safety and assist productivity and efficiency of freight to market.


Mr Boyce said the $931,200 in funding announced last week would see the project repair and strengthen the 3.2-metre-long concrete culvert on Palm Drive in West Gladstone.


“The project will rectify all defects, enhance strength, increase load capacity, and extend the structure’s life expectancy,” Mr Boyce said.


“I’m so pleased that this project will receive a share of funding under the Bridges Renewal Program.


“This program has seen hundreds of projects across the country funded since 2013, allowing state, territory and local governments to upgrade bridges to accommodate high productivity heavy vehicles, improve road safety and efficiency of the national freight network.


“There are additional roads and bridges in our region which could have benefited from this program had Labor spent the full budget allocation.”

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