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Roads to Recovery Programme Funding Allocations

The objective of Roads to Recovery is to contribute to the Infrastructure Investment Programme through supporting maintenance of the nation’s local road infrastructure asset, which facilitates greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes. The Roads to Recovery programme does not contain a sunset clause under the new National Land Transport Act 2014 meaning no new legislation will be required for the continuation of the programme.

From 2014-15 to 2018-19 the Government will provide $2.1 billion ($350 million in 2014-15) under the Roads to Recovery programme, to be distributed to Australia's local councils, state and territory Governments responsible for local roads in the unincorporated areas (where there are no councils) and the Indian Ocean Territories.

Roads to Recovery allocations for the councils in each jurisdiction (except the ACT as it is a unitary jurisdiction) have been determined on the basis of the recommendations of the Local Government Grants Commissions in each state and the Northern Territory for the roads component of the Financial Assistance Grants. This is the same methodology as was used for this purpose in previous Roads to Recovery programmes.

List of council allocations for the 2014-15 to 2018-19 period: [PDFPDF: 343 KB]

As announced in the 2014 Budget, the Government will provide an additional $350 in 2015-16 to bring total funding for the programme to $2.1 billion over the five years to 2019.

The additional funding in 2015-16, which means that each council will receive a double payment, the equivalent of one extra year’s Roads to Recovery funding, forms part of the allocations in the above list.

Each funding recipient has a nominal annual allocation of one sixth of their total allocation in 2014-15, two sixths in 2015-16 and one sixth in each of the remaining three financial years of the programme life.

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Last Updated: 2 October, 2014