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Image - Edwards Bridge during works in July to install large steel support beams

Funding For Renewal

Funding For Renewal

Image - Edwards Bridge during works in July to install large steel support beams

Bridge Funding Benefits Wannon Region

Funding for the renewal of Warrnambool's Edwards Bridge has been announced by the federal government, with Member for Wannon Dan Tehan confirming the contribution.

Mr Tehan said the government would contribute $1.5 million as part of their Bridges Renewal Program, with $5.6 million to be shared across projects in the Wannon Region.

"This vital funding will allow communities right across the country to fast-track their highest-priority infrastructure projects, providing a much-needed boost to local jobs and the economy,” Mr Tehan said.

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“I am pleased to see seven projects across Wannon will receive a total of $5.6 million to do exactly that at a time where it couldn’t be needed more".

The Bridge also known as the Stanley Street Bridge is over 120 years of age, with a number of options for it's eventual renewal or replacement being considered by council.

A spokesperson for the council confirmed that they would receive $1.5 million in Federal Government funding... with the estimated cost of the project to to be up to $3 million

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