The Moreton Bay Regional Council has received $1 303 604 from the Australian
Government’s Roads to Recovery programme, which assists with local road construction
Federal Member for Dickson and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter
Dutton said the Australian Government last week paid over $117 million to 297 local
government authorities nationwide.
“Quarterly payments through the Roads to Recovery Programme allow councils across
Australia to direct local road funding to where it is needed most,” Mr Dutton said.
“Our councils rely on Roads to Recovery funding for road projects chosen by the councils
themselves, ensuring that local knowledge delivers the best local roads,” Mr Dutton said.
“The Roads to Recovery payments are in addition to the $575 million our local governments
shared last month through the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grants
programme, which is providing $2.3 billion nationwide in 2014–15.
“Councils are free to spend Financial Assistance Grant funding according to local priorities,
including for infrastructure, health, education, recreation, employment and roads projects.”
The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and
services through Financial Assistance Grants, Bridges Renewal, Black Spot and Roads to
More information on these programs is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au.
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