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This work category provides for the routine work necessary to maintain the function, structural integrity and appearance of:

  • road bridges
  • retaining structures
  • guardrails
  • tunnels
  • stock access structures
  • vehicular ferries
  • cattle stops
  • footpaths on road structures:
    • pedestrian over-bridges/underpasses, and
    • bridge waterways when the bridge itself is directly affected.

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities.

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • repairs to handrails associated with structures
    • repairs to guardrails, including wire rope barriers
    • minor repairs to other components
    • all cleaning and painting
    • stream clearing and debris removal to maintain water courses under bridges
    • repairs to protective works, and
    • hire charges for bailey bridges (excluding temporary bridges that are part of emergency works).

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

  • Exclusions


    The work category excludes:

    • significant new or improved preventive works – these are funded under Work category 357: Resilience Improvements
    • pedestrian bridges affording access to roads, streets or highways, and
    • any bridge constructed by any agency subsequent to 1954 that does not conform to a recognised design code.
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Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate is:

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval should be made through the Maintenance module in Transport Investment Online (external link)(TIO).


For detail about:

  • conditions applying to maintenance of stock access structures, see Stock crossings.