Wooroloo Brook bridge near Gidgegannup will be upgraded thanks to $330,333 in funding from 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 Wooroloo Brook bridge is a piece of infrastructure that, as a local member, I identified quickly as being in urgent need of upgrade and so I advocated hard to get funding approved for a reinforced concrete overlay a part of this Roads to Recovery program,” Mr Porter said.
“The City of Swan 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 Wooroloo Brook bridge funding came on top of nearly $7million allocated to the City of Swan from the Coalition Government in 2014 for local road construction and street repairs over the next five years.
“In consultation with the City of Swan I have been working hard with the Infrastructure Minister to ensure the City receives a good share of the Roads to Recovery funding. Last year alone I worked to see the Coalition Government provide more than $1.15million to help build roads and repair streets in the City of Swan.
“I will continue to advocate for road and infrastructure funding for Pearce 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.”