The Hon Catherine King MP
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Chief Government Whip in the Senate
Senator for Tasmania
Federal Labor delivers $4 million boost for local priorities in Braddon
The Albanese Labor Government is boosting support for local communities in Tasmania’s North West, West Coast and King Island with new funding to local councils provided through Phase 4 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.
In announcing funding, Senator for Tasmania Anne Urquhart said that eight local councils will receive over $4 million to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.
Over $16 million in funding will be provided to councils across Tasmania, with a total
$500 million available for councils across Australia under the LRCI Program.
Councils will be able to access their funding allocations from July, with projects to be delivered by June 2025.
Local councils will receive the following additional funding:
Central Coast Council $771,586
Circular Head Council $803,241
City of Burnie Council $484,186
Devonport City Council $506,733
King Island Council $414,531
Latrobe Council $311,061
Waratah-Wynyard Council $564,684
West Coast Council $304,282
Further details about the program are available on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program website.
Quotes attributable to Senator Anne Urquhart:
“This funding is a big win for communities across the North West, West Coast and King Island.
“We are investing in building a better Braddon, with support for good jobs, great facilities and stronger communities.
“We know what a difference good local facilities can make to our communities.
“I look forward to working with local councils to get on with the job of delivering the infrastructure our community needs and deserves.”
Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
“The Albanese Government is committed to standing side-by-side with councils to support them in their crucial role of delivering for communities.
“We have listened to them and acted to increase funding for local priorities.
20 February 2023
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