Coalition provides funds to replace Morrell Bridge in the Shire of Northam

Morrell Bridge in the Shire of Northam will be replaced with a culvert thanks to a $108,000 funding upgrade by the Coalition Government under the Roads to Recovery program.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the funding was part of $9.56million allocated by the Coalition to upgrade, repair or replace bridges across Western Australia.

“The Clydesdale Road bridge is a piece of infrastructure that, as a local member, I identified quickly as being in urgent need of repairs so I advocated hard on behalf of Northam to get a part of this Roads to Recovery funding allocated to its upgrade,” Mr Porter said.

“The Shire of Northam is responsible for a large area, which makes keeping every bridge in good condition after weathering heavy wet seasons and long dry seasons a major undertaking.”

Mr Porter said the Morrell bridge funding came on top of nearly $2.2million allocated to the Shire of Northam from the Coalition Government in 2014 for local road construction and street repairs over the next five years.

“In consultation with the Shire of Northam I have been working hard with the Infrastructure Minister to ensure the region receives a good share of the Roads to Recovery funding. Last year alone I worked to see the Coalition Government provide $366,020 to help build roads and repair streets in and around Northam.

“I will continue to advocate for road and infrastructure funding for my local shires so if anyone in the community has thoughts or ideas on what needs to be done I would encourage you to get in touch with my office on 6296 7255.”