Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes has welcomed new NSW Government infrastructure spending in the shire.
Bega MP Andrew Constance announced significant infrastructure spending in the Eurobodalla Shire, including $3.1 million for local roads in the shire and $2.48 million for marine infrastructure across the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley shires.
Rosedalian David Boardman, who has been associated with the village for 54 years, was grateful for the newly replaced Rosedale footbridge.
"It's all one Rosedale and now we've re-established the physical connection," Mr Boardman said.
Speaking at the footbridge on Friday, July 24, Cr Innes praised council's delivery of bushfire recovery projects in the face of COVID-19.
"This footbridge gives back the north and south access the people of Rosedale have enjoyed for generations, lost during the bushfire," Cr Innes said.
Council's construction coordinator Greg Knight said the previous bridge was built from soft-wood timbers and burnt in the fires despite efforts by residents to put it out.
"This new bridge has stronger timbers and a fibreglass deck - we expect this bridge to be around upwards of 50 odd years," Mr Knight said.
Mr Constance said the reconnection of north and south Rosedale was another step forward in community recovery.