Daily Bulletin

Politics

  • Written by Scott Morrison



The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.

 

The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. 

 

The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment will also help communities battling the effects of COVID-19.

 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said local governments were playing a critical role in responding to the impacts of COVID‑19.

 

“Our funding boost will help councils accelerate priority projects that will employ locally and support local business and also stimulating our economy,” the Prime Minister said.

 

“These projects will cut travel times, make our communities safer and upgrade the facilities we all enjoy while also getting more people into jobs.

 

“We know this is going to be vital support, particularly for councils that have faced the combined impacts of drought, bushfires and now COVID-19.”

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said supporting councils to improve local roads and community infrastructure would have lasting economic and social benefits for communities, particularly those in the regions.

 

“This package will improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks, which will get Australians home sooner and safer, no matter where they live,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

 

“Projects could include constructing or improving bridges and tunnels, street lighting and heavy vehicle facilities such as rest areas.

 

“Providing support for social infrastructure projects such as new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, picnic shelters and barbeque facilities at parks, will help communities, especially those in regional and remote areas, stay connected.”

 

Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton said investing in infrastructure and jobs was crucial to helping regional communities rebound from COVID-19.

 

“Our package enables councils to continue their proven track record of partnering with the Coalition Government to deliver opportunities for locals to be employed and businesses to benefit by providing materials and services,” Minister Coulton said.

 

“The package takes Commonwealth investment in local governments through the Financial Assistance Grant program to $2.5 billion this financial year, with a further $1.2 billion being distributed through other programs to deliver infrastructure, and provide relief from drought and bushfires.”

 

Guidelines for the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program will be provided directly to local governments by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

 

Allocations under the Financial Assistance Grant and Local Road and Community Infrastructure programs can be found at https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/lrci.




The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.

 

The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. 

 

The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment will also help communities battling the effects of COVID-19.

 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said local governments were playing a critical role in responding to the impacts of COVID‑19.

 

“Our funding boost will help councils accelerate priority projects that will employ locally and support local business and also stimulating our economy,” the Prime Minister said.

 

“These projects will cut travel times, make our communities safer and upgrade the facilities we all enjoy while also getting more people into jobs.

 

“We know this is going to be vital support, particularly for councils that have faced the combined impacts of drought, bushfires and now COVID-19.”

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said supporting councils to improve local roads and community infrastructure would have lasting economic and social benefits for communities, particularly those in the regions.

 

“This package will improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks, which will get Australians home sooner and safer, no matter where they live,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

 

“Projects could include constructing or improving bridges and tunnels, street lighting and heavy vehicle facilities such as rest areas.

 

“Providing support for social infrastructure projects such as new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, picnic shelters and barbeque facilities at parks, will help communities, especially those in regional and remote areas, stay connected.”

 

Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton said investing in infrastructure and jobs was crucial to helping regional communities rebound from COVID-19.

 

“Our package enables councils to continue their proven track record of partnering with the Coalition Government to deliver opportunities for locals to be employed and businesses to benefit by providing materials and services,” Minister Coulton said.

 

“The package takes Commonwealth investment in local governments through the Financial Assistance Grant program to $2.5 billion this financial year, with a further $1.2 billion being distributed through other programs to deliver infrastructure, and provide relief from drought and bushfires.”

 

Guidelines for the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program will be provided directly to local governments by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

 

Allocations under the Financial Assistance Grant and Local Road and Community Infrastructure programs can be found at https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/lrci.

New Zealand needs a new gang strategy – political consensus would be a good start

arrow_forward

How Rising festival brought us dance in times of plague

arrow_forward

Sabra Lane's interview with Scott Morrision

SABRA LANE: Prime Minister, welcome to AM.   PRIME MINISTER: G’day, Sabra.   LANE: You've acknowledged many Australians are frustrated with the Government, and that perhaps you raised hopes for a...

Sabra Lane - avatar Sabra Lane

Scott Morrison's interview with David Speers, Insiders

DAVID SPEERS: Prime Minister Scott Morrison, welcome to the program. PRIME MINISTER: Morning, David. SPEERS: So, what's the advice now for Australians who are stuck in Kabul, as well as those ot...

David Speers and Scott Morrison - avatar David Speers and Scott Morrison

Put the nuclear option on the table

Nationals Senators have announced they will move amendments to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act to remove Australia’s prohibition on nuclear energy. Nuclear Energy has been prohibi...

Senator Canavan - avatar Senator Canavan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

RAY HADLEY: Prime Minister, good morning to you.   PRIME MINISTER: G’day, Ray.   HADLEY: Gee, you’ve had a week.   PRIME MINISTER: Well, there's been a lot of weeks like this. This time last...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Ray Hadley's interview with Scott Morrison

RAY HADLEY: I'm going to go straight to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is on the line right now. Prime Minister, good morning to you.    PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Ray.   HADLEY: Just d...

Ray Hadley - avatar Ray Hadley

Defence and Veterans suicide Royal Commission

Today the Government has formally established a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide following approval by the Governor-General.   Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Royal Commi...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison


The Conversation

Business News

How Business Permit Processing Works in the Philippines

Are you an aspiring new business owner? A business permit is a must for any establishment here in the Philippines. Without it, you have no legal right to run one. But do you know how the permit pr...

Angelo Castelda - avatar Angelo Castelda

How to Make the Right First Impression on Clients Who Visit Your Office

Your office says a lot about your company, and clients will make plenty of assumptions about your business based on their experience visiting your place of work. That's why it's important to make a ...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Latin America best link building agencies

Nowadays, making your site visible on searching engines is one of the most important goals in order to attract customers to your business. Having a website that can’t be found within the first page...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com