Komungla Bridge tender recommended

Geoff Kettle and Angus Taylor at the bridge when funding was announced.

Geoff Kettle and Angus Taylor at the bridge when funding was announced.

Councillors will choose a company to construct the new Komungla Bridge at their meeting on Tuesday.

Operations director Matt O’Rourke has recommended the $2,524,500 tender from Bridgeworks (Aust) Pty Ltd be accepted. 

His report states the budget allocation for the Komungla Bridge construction project was $2,600,000, to be partially funded (50 per cent) under the Bridge Renewal Program.

“The tendered amount of $2,524,500 is within available funds for the project,” the report states.

The previously demolished timber structure over the Mulwaree River at Currawang will be reinstated with a new concrete structure of about 100 metres in length.

The new bridge will withstand one in 20-year flood events.

Road works will also be carried out on the approaches to improve transitions to the existing road network. 

Residents have long-lobbied for the bridge’s replacement.

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