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 committed to extend the $1 billion Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program to $1.5 billion. The additional $500 million announced in the 2022-23 budget will continue to boost Australia’s economic recovery. This brings the total Australian Government commitment to the LRCI Program to $3 billion.

This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The extended LRCI Program Phase 3 will continue to support local jobs and businesses at the time it is needed most.

On 22 May 2020, the Australian Government announced a new $500 million Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) Program. Through the 2020–21 Budget, the Australian Government announced a $1 billion extension of the LRCI Program, now referred to as the LRCI Program Phase 2. Through the 21-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced a $1 billion extension of the LRCI Program, now referred to as the LRCI Program Phase 3.

From 1 January 2022, councils have been able to access funding through LRCI Program Phase 3, with projects under the Program to be delivered by 30 June 2023. This increased funding available under LRCI Program Phase 3 Extension, as well as the longer delivery window, will allow local governments to plan larger, 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
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Allocations Phase 3 extension PDF: 307 KB ReadSpeaker

Further information