Funding for Local Roads
Under the Roads to Recovery Program, direct funding to local councils is distributed according to a formula based on population and road length set by the Local Government Grants Commissions in each state and the Northern Territory. Each council's Roads to Recovery allocation is fixed for the life of the program.
Untied grants for local roads are part of annual financial assistance grants to councils. Features of local roads grants are:
- The amount provided is increased annually to compensate for both population growth and inflation.
- Each State receives a fixed share of the grant; the share being set out in legislation.
- Each council's share of the grant is determined by the State's local government grants commission.
- The grants are untied.
- South Australian councils also receive supplementary funding for local roads in addition to their financial assistance grants.
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