Bridges Renewal Programme

Round Three opened 17 March 2017

Overview

Round Three of the Bridges Renewal Programme (BRP) will provide Australian Government funding to eligible projects that best achieve the Programme objectives.

The objectives of the Programme are to upgrade and repair bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access. Round Three is open to state, territory and local governments. Proponents are encouraged to discuss priorities with local communities, relevant industry stakeholders, Regional Development Australia committees and state road agencies early in the process.  Proponents can apply for funding for a single bridge project, or a series of bridgeworks that provide benefits along a key route.

Due to the high volume of requests for funding received under Rounds One and Two of the programme, limits have been introduced for Round Three to better align the type of bridge projects to the programme objectives and to provide a more even distribution of funds. Proponents should consider their highest priority projects when preparing submissions. State, territory and local governments are limited to a maximum of $5 million in Australian Government funding per project.    

Key dates

Proposal period open: 17 March 2017

Proposal period closes: 15 May 2017 at 11.59pm proponent’s local time

Expected announcement of successful and unsuccessful projects: Late 2017

How to submit a proposal

Proponents must use the excel Proposal Form that can be downloaded from the website at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges

All proposals must be submitted via email to the BRP inbox bridgesrenewal@infrastructure.gov.au