Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Local Initiatives

The Australian Government makes significant investments in land transport infrastructure across Australia through its Infrastructure Investment Program.

Following continuing strong community and local government support, the Australian Government has announced Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program through the 2022-23 Budget, bringing the total Australian Government commitment to the LRCI Program to $3.25 billion.

The Government has also committed to maintaining local roads through the Roads to Recovery program, reducing the risk of car crashes through the Black Spot Program, upgrading and replacing bridges through the Bridges Renewal Program, and improving heavy vehicle operations through the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

Commonwealth funding at a local level will help local councils deliver larger, more complex projects, empowering them to realise their policy priorities, with the potential to create bigger benefits for local communities.