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

Roads to Recovery Program

About the program

The Roads to Recovery Program supports the maintenance of the nation's local road infrastructure assets, which facilitates greater accessibility and improves safety, economic and social outcomes for Australians. The Program provides funding to all local government authorities (LGAs) and state/territories governments in areas where there are no LGAs (unincorporated areas). Funding recipients are responsible for choosing road projects on which to spend their Roads to Recovery funding, based on their local priorities.

From 2019-2020 to 2028-2029, the Australian Government will provide $5.1 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program. Funding is allocated in five-year programs with the current program period running from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024. The next program will commence on 1 July 2024 and will end on 30 June 2029.

The Roads to Recovery Program does not contain a sunset clause under the National Land Transport Act 2014, meaning no new legislation is required for the continuation of the program.

Roads to Recovery Program allocations

Roads to Recovery Program allocations for the LGAs in each jurisdiction (except the ACT as it is a unitary jurisdiction) are determined on the basis of the recommendations of the Local Government Grants Commissions in each state and the Northern Territory for the roads component of the Financial Assistance Grants. This is the same methodology used for in previous Roads to Recovery programs.

The allocations include a list of each LGA's estimated Roads to Recovery Program allocation for the 2022-23 financial year.

Note: Each LGA's Roads to Recovery Program funding is limited to their Life of Program amount. Allocations shown for forward years may change in light of payments made in earlier years of the current program.

For information on funding to local government please see: Financial Assistance Grant to local government.

Funding for local roads

Under the Roads to Recovery Program, direct funding to LGAs is distributed according to a formula based on population and road length set by the Local Government Grants Commissions in each state and the Northern Territory. Each LGA’s Roads to Recovery allocation is fixed for the life of the Program.

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