Official Media Release

Dungog Shire Receives $16 Million Commitment For Bridge Repair Funding

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with Dungog Mayor, Clr Tracey Norman, to announce that Dungog Shire has received a $16 million commitment from the NSW Nationals in government to repair its bridges.

Mr Johnsen said the upgrades are a part of the Nationals in government’s Fixing Country Bridges commitment.

“Today’s $16 million funding commitment from the NSW Nationals to Dungog Shire will significantly ease the burden on council and our local ratepayers and create a new legacy in the management of our iconic timber bridges.”

“Dungog council will be asked to nominate bridges that are currently rated in poor condition to be included in the fund.”

“Our commitment will help ensure Dungog Shire residents can maintain easy access to our towns, jobs, schools and hospital facilities.”

Dungog Mayor Tracey Norman said it was a fantastic outcome for Dungog, and expressed her gratitude to Michael Johnsen and the NSW Nationals in government.

“This is an absolute game-changer,” Clr Norman said, “bridges are so crucial for our tourists, our farmers, for our residents.”

“This is a wonderful outcome.”

“This commitment will make our Dungog community safer and is another example of how only the Nationals in government deliver for our regional communities,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

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