Local governments receive initial batch of Roads to Recovery funding


The 183 councils that have made applications have received $69 million in initial funding.

Local governments receive initial batch of Roads to Recovery funding
Federal infrastructure minister Warren Truss.

 

Initial funding under the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program has made its way to almost 200 local governments throughout Australia.

Federal infrastructure minister Warren Truss says the 183 councils that have so far submitted applications for Roads to Recovery have now received their initial $69 million in funding.

The federally-funded program distributes money to local governments to help them build and maintain their road networks.

"In September I wrote to each local government authority to advise of their allocation for the 2014-15 to 2018-19 period, which included a doubled allocation for the 2015-16 financial year," Truss says.

The Roads to Recovery program was a key topic at this year’s National Local Roads and Transport Congress.

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) wants the program, which is funded over a four-yearly cycle, to be made permanent. 

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