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SH Bridge alignment

SH Bridge alignment

Preferred alignment released for Murray River crossing at Swan Hill

The McCallum Street alignment for the new Swan Hill Bridge has been selected after planning and community consultation.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Transport for NSW will now power ahead with preliminary designs for the McCallum Street option and the community would be consulted again later this year to understand the preferred design option.

“The 124-year-old Swan Hill Bridge is an important bridge for local residents, visitors and the agricultural and freight industries, so it’s great both communities have been able to provide feedback to help our governments understand their preference for the future bridge and to help inform further planning,” Mr Toole said.

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Both the Victorian and New South Wales governments have put their support behind the option, as well as Member for Mallee Anne Webster and Member for Farrer Sussan Ley.

“The new bridge is vital for increased freight lines between southern New South Wales and Northern Victoria, connecting the region to the intermodal at Ultima, allowing better access to markets for an agriculture industry as we grow to $100 billion by 2030,” Dr Webster said.

“The past 12 months really has highlighted the need for an updated river crossing, and while it has been an exhaustive process to get to this point, I can‘t wait to see construction getting underway as soon as possible,” Ms Ley said.

A community feedback summary report is now available on the project website, capturing individual feedback, comments and suggestions about the future bridge design.

During the consultation period, 146 community submissions were provided.

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