The Albanese Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide an extra $250 million dollars for road projects in rural, regional and outer-urban areas under Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Federal Member for Brand, Madeleine King MP, today announced that the two local councils in her electorate, the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham will benefit from this funding boost to support local road projects.
- City of Kwinana will receive $843,158.
- City of Rockingham will receive $2,117,738.
Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program has already delivered $500 million to councils around Australia to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects in their region, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.
The additional $250 million investment is available to councils classified as rural, regional, or outer-urban to spend on road projects.
The Government has drawn on the Australian Classification of Local Governments, as a robust framework underpinning the determination of eligible councils for this additional $250 million in funding.
466 of Australia’s 550 councils will benefit from the extra funding committed to by Labor at the last election.
In March, the Government extended project construction timelines for Phases 1–3 of the program. Councils across Australia will now have until 30 June 2024 to complete works, giving them a much-needed extra year on the LRCI construction timeframes for all three phases.
Federal Member for Brand, Madeleine King MP, said it was pleasing to see the delivery of the Government’s election commitment to road upgrades in Kwinana and Rockingham.
“I’m proud to be a part of this government, which is working side-by-side with local councils across the country to deliver critical infrastructure for their communities,” Minister King said.