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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).

This program will support 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 LRCI Program is part of the Government's $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia, including the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment, which will also help communities battling the effects of COVID-19. In 2019-20 the Government will provide a total of $2.5 billion to local governments through the Finance Assistance Grant program.

Funding allocations

Funding allocations for the LRCI Program have been calculated in a similar way to how the Roads to Recovery Program and the road component of the Financial Assistance Grants works.

This formula takes into consideration road length and population and is based on recommendations of Local Government Grants Commissions.

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Allocations PDF: 285 KB ReadSpeaker

Bring forward allocations under the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant for local councils can be found at the below link.

  • 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant Bring Forward Funding Allocations PDF: 41 KB ReadSpeaker

Further information

  • Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Fact sheet PDF: 222 KB ReadSpeaker

Contact us

All enquiries can be addressed to IIP@infrastructure.gov.au