2021/2022 Budget - Roads, bridges and paths funded

The City of Greater Bendigo’s proposed 2021/2022 Budget will fund maintenance and upgrades to the City’s vast network of essential infrastructure, including roads, bridges, footpaths and drainage.

The Budget will see $15M spent on roads, $1.2M on bridges and $2.9M for drainage works across the municipality.

Council’s investment of $3M in footpaths and shared paths (including $1M for new footpaths and $2M to upgrade existing footpaths) across the municipality will continue to support increased walking and cycling activity, which grew during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Bridge Renewal Program, the Howard Street Bridge in Epsom will be upgraded to improve its strength and durability. This $1.2M project will also incorporate widening of the bridge to provide a 2.5 metre shared path for safer pedestrian movements. 

Allies Road in Myers Flat and Strickland Road in East Bendigo are both in line for much-needed reconstruction works.

Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden said road maintenance continued to be a significant area of Council investment.

“The City is responsible for nearly 3,000 kilometres of roads across Greater Bendigo, valued at more than $550M,” Cr Alden said.

“We also look after more than 300 bridges, almost 900 kilometres of footpaths and more than 1,000 kilometres of underground drains. 

“Maintaining and upgrading this infrastructure requires significant funding and planning each year to ensure they are maintained to an appropriate standard.”

To view the proposed Budget, go to https://letstalkgreaterbendigo.com.au/budget-2021-2022

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