First round of Federal LRCI Program grants posted

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.

Targeted road safety upgrades jointly funded by state and territory governments have also been announced for South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory.