Roads to Recovery Funding Conditions
- Roads to Recovery Program Funding Condtions 2009-14 [PDF: 169 KB] 
The Roads to Recovery Program operates uniformly across Australia. Under current arrangements, each council is guaranteed a share of the total available funding. Under simple administrative procedures whereby spending decisions are made locally and reported to the government, money is paid directly from the Australian Government to each council. Much of the administration is via the internet.
Money provided under the Roads to Recovery Program is not intended to replace council spending on roads or State and Territory Government assistance to councils for local road construction or maintenance.
Local councils nominate the projects to be funded. Councils have so far used the money to repair and upgrade more than 41,000 road sites.
However, there are large parts of Australia, mainly in remote areas, where there are no councils and where State Governments provide council services to small communities, and these areas are known as 'unincorporated areas'. Special program provisions apply to these areas and to the Indian Ocean Territories.