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Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

About the program

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, following strong community and local government support.

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.

Councils will be able to access funding under the extension to the LRCI Program Extension from 1 January 2021.

Funding allocations

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

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Allocations PDF: 285 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Allocations under the Extension of the LRCI Program will be available shortly

Program Guidelines and Work Schedule

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Program Guidelines PDF: 145 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Signage Guidelines PDF: 559 KB ReadSpeaker

Guidelines for the Extension of the LRCI Program will be available shortly.

Further information

Quarterly Reports

Eligible Funding Recipients are required are required to provide Quarterly Reports to the Department with information on the progress of Projects and grant funding Expenditures. Quarterly Reports must be submitted in order for Eligible Funding Recipients to receive their Second and Third Instalments of grant payments. Quarterly Reports must be submitted within the period specified in the Eligible Funding Recipients Grant Agreements.

For further information on Quarterly Reporting, please see the Frequently Asked Questions and Quarterly Report Completed Example below:

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Quarterly Report Frequently Asked Questions PDF: 496 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Quarterly Report Completed Example PDF: 117 KB ReadSpeaker

Ad hoc Reports

If an Eligible Funding Recipient has expended all of its First Instalment under the LRCI Program in advance of 1 January 2021, an Eligible Funding Recipient can seek to access the Second Instalment early. The Eligible Funding Recipient will be required to complete an Ad Hoc Report.

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Ad Hoc Report Declaration DOCX: 68 KB PDF: 396 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Ad Hoc Report Template DOCX: 62 KB PDF: 94 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Ad Hoc Report Completed Example PDF: 91 KB ReadSpeaker

Approved Project Variations

If an Eligible Funding Recipient needs to amend the start or end date of an Approved Project, this can be done via the Quarterly Report. If your Approved Project end date is past 30 June 2021, please contact the Department via email at IIP@infrastructure.gov.au .

If an Eligible Funding Recipient requires an amendment of their Approved Project Cost, the Eligible Funding Recipient will be required to complete a Variation Request Form.

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Variation Request Form DOCX: 65 KB PDF: 286 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program – Variation Request Form Completed Example PDF: 252 KB ReadSpeaker

Contact us

All enquiries related to the LRCI Program and the LRCI Program Extension should be addressed to IIP@infrastructure.gov.au.