The Morrison Coalition Government has today announced the establishment of a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, and bringing forward $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment to assist local governments across Australia.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said local councils in Lyons will receive funding as part of the $500 million infrastructure program, which is focused on supporting local jobs and businesses, and energise local economies which have been impacted by the coronavirus.

“Funding through the new program will provide a great boost to local councils to help deliver priority projects, such as upgrades to local roads and other community infrastructure projects,” Senator Chandler said.

“The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program will not only support jobs, construction businesses and the economy, it will improve our local roads and provide for new and upgraded amenities to help communities stay connected.

“Potential road projects delivered through the funding may include constructing or improving bridges and tunnels, street lighting, and heavy vehicle facilities such as rest areas.

“Eligible community infrastructure projects include new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, picnic shelters, or barbeque facilities.

“I will be working closely with councils to make sure projects get under way to support jobs and businesses as soon as possible.”

Further information and allocations under Local Road and Community Infrastructure programs can be found at https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/lrci.

 

Funding list:

Break O’Day Council – $647,406

Brighton Council – $249,567

Central Highlands Council – $589,128

Derwent Valley Council – $378,807

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council – $401,087

Kentish Council – $467,855

Meander Valley Council – $874,333

Northern Midlands Council – $960,937

Sorell Council – $387,296

Southern Midlands Council – $665,531

Tasman Council – $208,283