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

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

About the 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.

The Australian Government has committed an additional $250 million on top of the previously announced $500 million Phase 3 Extension, taking the next phase of the LRCI Program to $750 million and to be known as Phase 4. This additional top up recognises the need to support local communities across Australia, particularly those in regional and remote Australia.

This brings the total Australian Government commitment to the LRCI Program to $3.25 billion.

This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local communities.

From 1 July 2023, councils will be able to access funding through the LRCI Program Phase 4, with projects to be delivered by 30 June 2025. This increased funding, as well as the longer delivery window, will allow local governments more time to plan larger or more complex projects that may be a higher priority and have a bigger impact in their community.

Funding allocations

Funding allocations for the LRCI Program and the extension are determined by formula and take into account road length and population.

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Allocations Phase 1 PDF: 285 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Allocations Phase 2 PDF: 1125 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Allocations Phase 3 PDF: 122 KB ReadSpeaker

Further information