A New Bridge at Last?

Walmer St Bridge to be replaced…

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… we all hope!

Years of campaigning by the Walmer Street Bridge Coalition (comprising Yarra and Boroondara Councils, Walmer Street Action Group, Collingwood and Abbotsford Residents Association (CARA), the Yarra and Boroondara Bicycle User Groups) might now have paid off.

The local Member and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said at a support rally on Saturday 4th August 2018, said: “We’re delighted to announce funding for a detailed business case and design process for Walmer St Bridge – a critical piece of community infrastructure.”

Mr Wynne announced a $200,000 scoping study and business case for upgrading the century-old Walmer St Bridge in Richmond, and said he wanted the study finished in time to include provision for the work in the State’s 2019/2020 budget.

“We’re looking forward to getting both councils and community engaged in this important work.”

The Opposition and the Greens MP’s spoke in support of the project too.

Here’s hoping that all the hard work by the Walmer Street Bridge Coalition will finally pay off.

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