North Richmond - $500m for second bridge, 21 properties to be acquired, no timeline for opening
New bridge set to be six metres higher than this current North Richmond bridge...
The new North Richmond bridge - it will be around 500m downstream of the current bridge - will be six metres higher than the present crossing, according to Transport Minister Andrew Constance who also told media this morning in North Richmond that 21 homes would be compulsorily purchased or part acquired for the new route to go ahead.
There is no timeline at the moment for the building or opening of the new bridge which is costed at $500m, $200m of that coming from the Federal government.
Back in 2019 on the eve of the then general election, $200m was promised for a new bridge and over the past three years that has now risen to half a billion dollars.
Here's the proposed route
The community is now being invited to give their feedback on the preferred option, including any potential improvements that could be considered for the town centres of Richmond and North Richmond and any potential environmental impacts.
Face-to-face community information sessions will be held on Wednesday 16 June from 5pm to 7pm and on Saturday 19 June from 10am to 12pm at the North Richmond Community Centre.
An online information session will also be held on Monday 28 June from 4pm to 5pm on the NSW Roads Facebook page at facebook.com/NSWRoads.
We will have some more stories on this soon.