The Albanese Government is delivering on our election commitment to provide an extra $250 million dollars for road projects in rural, regional and outer-urban areas under Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Member for Ballarat Catherine King today announced that a number of local councils will benefit from this funding boost to support local road projects.
- City of Ballarat will receive $1,532,905 plus an additional $884,214
- Hepburn Shire Council will receive $968,830 plus an additional $558,842
- Golden Plains Shire Council will receive $1,333,655 plus an additional $769,282
- Moorabool Shire Council will receive $1,281,703 plus an additional $739,315
Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program has already delivered $500 million to Australian councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects in their region, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.
The additional $250 million investment is available to councils classified as rural, regional or outer-urban to spend on road projects.
466 of Australia’s 550 councils will benefit from the extra funding committed to by Labor at the last election.
The Government has drawn on the Australian Classification of Local Governments, as a robust framework underpinning the determination of eligible councils for this additional $250 million in funding.
In March, the Government extended project construction timelines for Phases 1–3 of the program. Councils across Australia will now have until 30 June 2024 to complete works, giving them a much-needed extra year on the LRCI construction timeframes for all three phases.
Individual council allocations are available on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program website.
Quotes attributable to Member for Ballarat Catherine King:
“We are delivering our election commitment of a further $250 million through Phase 4 to prioritise road upgrades in regional, rural and outer urban areas.
“We know many councils across the country are struggling to maintain and improve their local road networks – especially following repeated flooding and other natural disasters in recent times.
“We have listened to councils and are standing stand side-by-side with local governments to support them in their vital role in delivering critical infrastructure for their communities.”
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