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Funding for Local Roads

Under the Roads to Recovery Programme, direct funding to local councils is distributed according to a formula based on population and road length set by the Local Government Grants Commissions in each state and the Northern Territory. Each council's Roads to Recovery allocation is fixed for the life of the programme. 

Untied grants for local roads are part of annual financial assistance grants to councils. Features of local roads grants are:

  • Each State receives a fixed share of the grant;
  • Each council's share of the grant is determined by the State's local government grants commission;
  • The grants are untied.

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Last Updated: 29 March, 2016