Durack Shires will share in the Morrison Government’s $2.1 billion pre-payment on next year’s Financial Assistance Grant to all local governments across Australia.
Federal Member for Durack, the Hon. Melissa Price said this early payment will give every council in Durack access to funds to help manage the cumulative impacts and recovery from two years of
“The funding will target councils’ top priorities and will ensure the needs of our local communities are met with early payment of 75% of councils’ allocation for next year’s Financial Assistance
Grant 2022-23. These grants are untied, allowing councils to spend the grants according to local priorities,“ Ms Price said.
“Following the vote of confidence in Australia’s regions by the Morrison Government’s Budget 22-23, this will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come,” Ms Price said.
“I work closely with the 41 hardworking shires in Durack, and I know this extra finance will assist many projects that are either partially funded or will be able to get started. Having met regularly
with my new shires in Durack to determine their needs since the Durack boundary changes last August I know , for example, that the Chittering Shire will be able to put to good use their $1.2
million and the Shire of Northam who will receive $2.5 million,” she said.
Councils are expected to receive this payment before the end of April. More information is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/territories-regions-cities/local-government/financial-assistance-grant-local-government.