Thursday, 28 May 2020

$2.1 million for local infrastructure upgrades

Yarra Ranges Council will receive $2.1million in new funding to be spent on shovel-ready community and small scale infrastructure projects obver the next 12 months.

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.

The funding boost will help councils accelerate priority projects that will employ locally and support local business and also stimulating our economy.

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