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 strong support from local governments and communities, the Government has committed an additional $500 million in the now $3 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program under the 2022-23 Budget, delivering projects that matter to local communities.

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.