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Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

About the program

Following strong community and local government support, the Australian Government has committed to Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. An additional $1 billion announced in the 2021-22 budget will continue to boost Australia’s economic recovery. This brings the total Australian Government commitment to the LRCI Program to $2.5 billion.

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.

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. LRCI Program Phase 3 will continue to support local jobs and businesses at the time it is needed most.

From 1 January 2022, councils will be able to access funding through LRCI Program Phase 3, with projects under the Program to be delivered by 30 June 2023.

The increased funding available under LRCI Program Phase 3, as well as a longer delivery window, will allow for local governments to pursue larger, more complex projects that may be a higher priority and have a bigger impact on the 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 PDF: 285 KB ReadSpeaker

Further information