FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES IN EDEN-MONARO
03 May 2023
The Hon Catherine King MP
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
The Hon Kristy McBain MP
Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories
Member for Eden-Monaro
The Albanese Labor 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.
Phase 4 has already delivered $500 million to Australian councils to support priority local road and community infrastructure projects in their region, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.
Over $4 million dollars in additional funding will be shared by six councils in Eden-Monaro, adding to more than $7.2 million already allocated under Phase 4.
- Bega Shire Council will receive $1,221,983, plus an additional $704,867
- Eurobodalla Shire Council will receive $1,039,292, plus an additional $599,487
- Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council will receive $1,527,709, plus an additional $881,216
- Snowy Monaro Regional Council will receive $1,744,322, plus an additional $1,006,164
- Snowy Valleys Council will receive $871,816, plus an additional $502,883
- Yass Valley Council will receive $857,227, plus an additional $494,467
The additional $250 million investment is available to councils classified as rural, regional or outer-urban to spend on road projects, and include:
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 Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister 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.”
Quotes attributable to Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Minister, and Member for Eden-Monaro, the Hon Kristy McBain MP:
“We’ve increased both the funding amount and the delivery window for Phase 4 of the LRCI program, which will support councils in Eden-Monaro and across the country to plan for larger or more complex projects that make a bigger impact in their community.
“Over $4 million dollars in additional funding will be shared by six councils in Eden-Monaro, adding to more than $7.2 million already allocated under Phase 4.
“This additional funding will boost economies in Eden-Monaro by supporting local jobs and businesses during the delivery of councils’ priority projects – which can now progress.
“Phase 4 will build on around 9,500 projects supported nationwide through Phases 1-3 of LRCI, and will make a positive impact in communities in Eden-Monaro and in rurual, regional, and remote areas across Australia.”