The Roads to Recovery (RTR) Program, funded by the Australian Government, is delivered by local governments in partnership with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts under the National Land Transport Act 2014.

Funding amounts

Each funding recipient is guaranteed a share of the total committed funding to schedule projects and receive payments up to their individual funding period amount. Amounts for the funding period 2019-20 to 2023-24 are determined by the Roads to Recovery List 2019.

There are 551 recipients of RTR Program funding including: every local council, state and territory governments for unincorporated areas, and bodies governing Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island and the Indian Ocean Territories. The South Australian Local Government Grants Commission and the Local Government Association of the NT also receive funding for roads located across multiple local government areas.

A new Roads to Recovery List instrument - the National Land Transport (Roads to Recovery List) Determination 2024 – determines the funding amounts for the period 2024-25 to 2028-29.

Program conditions

Funding recipients may nominate local priority road projects to expend their funding amount in accordance with the Roads to Recovery Funding Conditions. The funding conditions detail the types of projects eligible to be funded under the program and the requirements to receive funding. Funding provided under the RTR program is not intended to replace local government spending on roads, or state and territory government assistance to funding recipients for local road construction or maintenance.

The current program conditions are determined by the Roads to Recovery Funding Conditions 2019.

A new Roads to Recovery Conditions instrument for the next funding period will be made and available to funding recipients as soon as possible.

Funding recipient guidance

Payments are made directly to each funding recipient under simple administrative procedures that enable construction schedules to be decided locally and regularly reported to the Government. IMS is the administrative portal used to manage RTR projects and funding.

Project signage

Each project funded under the RTR Program, valued at more than $10,000, must be identified by temporary signage as set out in the department’s Signage Guidelines. The Signage Guidelines are published on the department’s website. Please contact the department by email to for any enquiries about signage or to request signage templates.

Project promotions

Funding recipients must notify the department when they propose to issue a public statement, media release, publication or advertising, or to hold an event in relation to an RTR funded project. Events and public media must acknowledge and give appropriate recognition to the contribution of the Australian Government. Please refer to the Funding Conditions for detailed requirements about project promotions.

To seek approval for media, funding recipients must send an email requesting approval at least five (5) business days in advance of publication to

To notify the department about a formal event proposed to be held in relation to an RTR funded project, funding recipients must provide details of the proposed ceremony or event by email at least two (2) weeks before the event to

More information

Basic information reported by funding recipients about Roads to Recovery projects is available through the department’s website at Projects, otherwise for more detailed information about a specific RTR project, please contact the relevant local government organisation.

You can contact the department with enquiries about the RTR Program by email to