The 2021–22 Federal Budget delivers substantial support to assist councils in Barker to boost Australia’s economic recovery thanks to an additional $17 million through Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.
Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said local councils will directly benefit from the funding boost.
“This Budget injection for local councils means even more funding for upgrades to local roads, bike paths, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sports facilities, as well as improved accessibility to public facilities,” Mr Pasin said.
“Providing more time for planning and construction will enable local governments to consider a broader range of priority projects and potentially undertake larger, more complex developments to deliver even great benefits for their communities.”
The new investment brings the total commitment to the strongly supported and highly successful LRCI Program to $37 million delivered to Barker councils.
“This is all about supporting the resilience of local economies by delivering even more jobs to help communities bounce back from COVID-19, with the additional funding and a longer delivery window to provide greater flexibility for communities to address local priorities.”
“Local governments play a critical role in delivering vital local services for communities. That’s why I’m so pleased this budget includes additional funding for councils to deliver local projects and boost employment in our regions.”
Councils will be able to access funding through LRCI Phase 3 from 1 January 2022, with Phase 3 projects to be completed by 30 June 2023.
For more information, visit the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.
Barker Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program allocations:
|Council/Eligible Funding Recipient||Initial LRCI Allocation (construction by 30 June 2021)||Allocation under LRCI extension (construction by 31 December 2021)||Allocation under LRCI extension (construction 1 Januray 2022 to 30 June 2023)||TOTAL LRCI FUNDING|
|City of Mount Gambier||486,995||1,041,637||973,990||2,502,622|
|District Council of Grant||423,450||507,946||846,900||1,778,296|
|District Council of Robe||191,267||165,627||382,534||739,428|
|Kingston District Council||340,359||289,232||680,718||1,310,309|
|Naracoorte Lucindale Council||573,718||607,363||1,147,436||2,328,517|
|Wattle Range Council||629,298||736,052||1,258,596||2,623,946|
|Coorong District Council||751,813||643,920||1,503,626||2,899,359|
|Mid Murray Council||745,746||736,216||1,491,492||2,973,454|
|Southern Mallee District Council||489,276||380,861||978,552||1,848,689|
|Tatiara District Council||648,849||611,737||1,297,698||2,558,284|
|District Council of Karoonda East Murray||427,543||314,128||855,086||1,596,757|
|The Rural City of Murray Bridge||571,938||972,614||1,143,876||2,688,428|
|District Council of Loxton Waikerie||825,615||859,096||1,651,230||3,335,941|
|Gerard Reserve Council Inc||102,392||74,176||204,874||381,352|
|Renmark Paringa Council||307,491||465,418||614,982||1,387,891|
|The Berri Barmera Council||299,755||484,839||599,510||1,384,104|
|The Barossa Council||565,108||1,034,462||1,130,216||2,729,786|
|Light Regional Council||505,918||741,018||1,011,836||2,258,772|