Guidelines for Phase 3 of LRCI program now up online

Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program has begun, with guidelines for councils seeking project funding now online.

A broad range of local road projects can be nominated under the $2.5 billion program, such as traffic signs, street lighting, bridges, tunnels, rest areas, or even road and sidewalk improvements.

Community infrastructure projects can include upgrading park and play facilities, installing Wi-Fi networks or safety-boosting closed-circuit TV, or improving bike and walking paths.

Federal Assistant Minister for Local Government Kevin Hogan said the projects and economic benefits delivered through the program help ensure our communities stay safe, strong, and vibrant.

“Local councils have been putting in some hard yards supporting their communities through the toughest times of the last few years, so I’m thrilled to be putting even more funding in their hands to help them do that,” Assistant Minister Hogan said.

“This program also asks local councils to use local businesses and workforces to deliver their projects where possible and that’s exactly what we have been seeing, meaning these funds continue to flow on to hard-working Aussies, their families, and then back into their communities.

“Shovels can hit the ground on projects as soon as work schedules are approved, so I call on all local councils to work with us to get this funding out the door and benefitting their communities as soon as possible by nominating projects now.”

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