The Brisbane City Council has been allocated $11.7 million under the Federal Government’s $500 million Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Other sizeable allocations have been made to the City of Gold Coast ($5.9 million), Moreton Bay Regional Council ($5 million), Toowoomba Regional Council ($4.1 million) Logan City Council ($3.5 million), Mid-Coast Council ($3.4 million), and Wellington Shire Council (3.1 million).
Several state and territory government agencies and departments also received large allocations, including the NT Department of Transport ($6.5 million), the SA Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure ($4.9 million) and the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate ($7.9 million).
The first LRCI Program funding allocations were published this week, along with details of early payments from the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grants.
The Federal Government announced the LRCI Program – and the advance payment of 2020-21 FAGs – on 22 May as support for local councils delivering priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia and to boost economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In other news, the Federal Government has published details of projects funded under its Shovel Ready Infrastructure Investment Program.