Councils in Lingiari today welcome their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide today, including $7.1 million in Lingiari.
“Councils in the Electorate of Lingiari will receive a total of $29.5 million this financial year,” Senator Scullion said.
“The Australian Government is committed to supporting local communities to deliver the services and facilities they need.
“The Financial Assistance Grant programme will deliver $9.3 billion to local governments from 2014–15 to 2018–19 for investing in services and building community infrastructure.
“The great thing about today’s funding is councils are free to spend this untied grant money according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects.
“As such, it is tangible recognition from the Abbott/Truss Government of the importance of local councils, which is in addition to the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery, $500 million Black Spot and $300 million Bridges Renewal programmes.
“I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with today’s Financial Assistance Grant funding.”
Local councils will receive the following funding under the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grant programme:
Alice Springs Town Council – $432,827
Barkly Regional Council – 503,759
Belyuen Community Government Council – $14,976
Central Desert Regional Council – $439,572
City of Palmerston – $371,909
Coomalie Community Government Council – $109,455
East Arnhem Regional Council – $1,151,931
Katherine Town Council – $252,535
Litchfield Council – $754,799
Macdonnell Regional Council – $712,245
Roper Gulf Regional Council – $676,814
Tiwi Islands Regional Council – $349,691
Victoria – Daly Regional Council – $324,649
Wagait Shire Council – $16,340
West Arnhem Regional Council – $639,990
West Daly Regional Council – $291,274
Full details of the allocations to councils under the Financial Assistance Grant programme are available online at:http://regional.gov.au/local/assistance/index.aspx.
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