Tuesday, 03 June 2014
LANSDOWNE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TAKES ANOTHER STEP FORWARD
Work to replace Lansdowne Bridge has taken another step forward with the Review of Environmental Factors and concept design now available for community feedback.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said the $7 million project is funded by the NSW Government as part of work to improve bridges around the state to ensure they serve the community well into the future.
“Roads and Maritime Services will replace the bridge after consultation with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council, the NSW Heritage Council and the broader community,” Ms Goward said.
"A new bridge will be built to replace the existing structure on Bungonia Road at Goulburn to improve safety, support future growth in traffic and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.
“The new bridge would improve safety by providing wider lanes, cycling facilities and improved road approaches.
“It would also help the surrounding ecology by eliminating the potential for lead contamination from the waterway from deteriorating paint work on the bridge.”
The REF investigated local biodiversity, noise and vibration, visual impact, Aboriginal heritage and non-Aboriginal heritage. It also considers the social, technical and historical significance of the existing bridge.
Ms Goward encouraged the community to provide feedback on the REF and concept design by Monday 30 June.
"Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to start late 2014 and is expected to take about 12 months to complete, weather permitting, and community feedback will be an invaluable contribution to the project,” Ms Goward said.
The Lansdowne Bridge REF and concept design are available at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects .
Feedback can be provided in writing to Project Manager, Peter Townsend, PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Lansdowne in the subject line.