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Roads to Recovery funding flows in Wannon

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the Australian Government is paying over $117 million to 297 local government authorities nationwide, including $4.85 million in Wannon.

Quarterly payments through the Roads to Recovery Programme allow councils across Australia to direct local road funding to where it is needed most, Mr Tehan said.

The Roads to Recovery payments made today are additional to the $575 million our local governments shared last month through the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grants programme, which is providing $2.3 billion nationwide in 2014?15.

Councils are free to spend Financial Assistance Grant funding according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, education, recreation, employment and roads projects.

Mr Tehan said councils in Wannon had received $4.85 million in Roads to Recovery payments today, including:

Ararat Rural City Council

$242,663

Central Goldfields Shire Council

$50,000

Corangamite Shire Council

$965,324

Glenelg Shire Council

$573,863

Moyne Shire Council

$1,620,671

Pyrenees Shire Council

$610,349

Southern Grampians Shire Council

$793,277

Our councils rely on Roads to Recovery funding for road projects chosen by the councils themselves, ensuring that local knowledge delivers the best local roads Mr Tehan said.

The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through Financial Assistance Grants, Bridges Renewal, Black Spot and Roads to Recovery Programmes.

More information on these programs is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au.

Media contact: Cate Mercer-Grant 03 5572 1100 or 0408 564 232

cate.mercer-grant@aph.gov.au

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