FUNDING ANNOUNCED: Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland and Member for Page Kevin Hogan front the media to announce money for Minneys Bridge. Photo Samantha Elley / Express Examiner
FUNDING ANNOUNCED: Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland and Member for Page Kevin Hogan front the media to announce money for Minneys Bridge. Photo Samantha Elley / Express Examiner Samantha Elley

Funding for Minneys

FUNDING AVAILABLE: Work on Minneys Bridge will finally get underway thanks to federal funding.
FUNDING AVAILABLE: Work on Minneys Bridge will finally get underway thanks to federal funding. Contributed.

 

 

 

NO ONE could be happier with the announcement that Minneys Bridge will soon be replaced than Evelyn Edwards who lives at Minneys Creek, one of the small communities that will benefit.

Thanks to $250,000 Federal Government funding, announced by member for Page Kevin Hogan last week, the old single-lane bridge will soon be replaced by a two-lane concrete structure.

"The whole community is absolutely thrilled," Ms Edwards said.

"It means we are not completely isolated during flooding season, heavy vehicles can get through as well as emergency services."

Mr Hogan said since the bridge was closed in February 2014 the community had been using a riverbed detour.

"This is inadequate for emergency services and local beef and primary producers," he said.

Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland said she was elated by the news.

"The Federal government in good faith has come to us with this money," she said.

There is much work to do, however, as Kyogle LGA currently has three other bridges closed and 33 others with load limits and in need of repair.