Publish on 10 Oct 2017
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Media release - 10 October 2017
Campbelltown City Council is moving forward with plans to improve wet weather accessibility to Wedderburn after securing a Federal Government grant to support the construction of a new, high level bridge at the existing causeway.
Council will match the more than $1.6 million in funding provided through the government’s Bridges Renewal Program to deliver the project, with work expected to start by March 2018.
The existing low level causeway across the Georges River often floods during heavy rains, cutting off the road between Wedderburn and Campbelltown, and temporarily isolating residents.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, welcomed the significant funding, saying the new bridge would ensure the vital road link remained open in periods of extreme weather, and maintained access at all times between Wedderburn and Campbelltown when the Georges River was experiencing flood conditions.
“I’m very pleased that Council now has the capacity to replace the flood-prone causeway with a high level bridge, addressing the concerns of locals who’ve been calling out for improved access to Wedderburn over a number of years,” he said.
Designs for the two-lane bridge have been completed, and with confirmation of the successful funding application, Council is now working on tender documentation for the project, with a view to securing a contractor in early 2018.
Construction of the bridge is expected to take approximately 12 months, with access to Wedderburn via the causeway remaining open during construction.
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