About the program

The Roads to Recovery (RTR) Program supports the construction and maintenance of the nation's local road infrastructure assets, which facilitates greater accessibility and improves safety, economic and social outcomes for Australians.

Funding under the RTR Program is available to all local government areas in Australia, for projects delivered through councils, and state and territory governments in unincorporated areas, under the National Land Transport Act 2014.

RTR is an ongoing program that operates on a five-year funding period, providing a stable and predictable source of funding. Flexibility is built into the program, with funding recipients able to decide on the roads projects that deliver on local priorities throughout the funding period.

Program funding from 1 July 2024

From 1 July 2024, a new five-year funding period will commence with increased funding as announced by the Australian Government in November 2023.

$4.4 billion will be available over the five years from 2024-25 to 2028-29 under the RTR Program. From 2027-28 RTR Program funding will reach $1 billion per year and remain at that level under this ongoing program.

The new Roads to Recovery List 2024, that sets out each of the program funding recipients, and the amounts they are to be provided for road construction and maintenance over the next five years, starts from 1 July 2024. The list, and nominal annual funding allocations can be found at the links below.

The Roads to Recovery List specifies the amounts to be provided to each funding recipient as determined by the relevant Minister.

The RTR Program will continue to operate from 1 July 2024 under the simple administrative arrangements that funding recipients are familiar with, with some minor administrative changes responding to stakeholder feedback. The RTR funding conditions and operating procedures can be found at the links below.

Funded projects

Members of the public can find information about RTR funded projects on the Projects page of this website or by contacting your local government organisation.