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Roads to Recovery funding conditions

The Roads to Recovery Program operates uniformly across Australia. Under current arrangements, each council is guaranteed a share of the total available funding. Under simple administrative procedures whereby spending decisions are made locally and reported to the Australian Government, money is paid directly to each council.

Money provided under the Roads to Recovery Program is not intended to replace council spending on roads or state and territory government assistance to councils for local road construction or maintenance.

Local councils nominate the projects to be funded. Councils have so far used the money to repair and upgrade more than 60,000 road sites.

However, there are large parts of Australia, mainly in remote areas, where there are no councils and where state governments provide council services to small communities, and these areas are known as ‘unincorporated areas’. Special program provisions apply to these areas and to the Indian Ocean Territories.

Funding conditions


  • Current funding conditions that apply to the 2019 to 2024 Roads to Recovery Program PDF: 375 KB ReadSpeaker

Previous funding

  • Previous funding conditions that applied to the 2014 to 2019 Roads to Recovery Program PDF: 452 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Previous funding conditions that applied to the 2009 to 2014 Roads to Recovery Program PDF: 169 KB ReadSpeaker

Further information