Media Release - Christmas Comes Early for Brisbane Road Infrastructure - 17 November 2021

Brisbane’s local roads and infrastructure will benefit from $1 billion flowing to councils nationwide to improve their local road networks and deliver priority community projects.
Under the third phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, local councils can now start nominating their priority projects.
Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Assistant Minister for Women, Senator for Queensland Amanda Stoker said Brisbane City Council will receive more than $23 million under the program’s third phase.
“This is fantastic news for communities, and I am excited our local councils can now nominate priority projects for funding, to take them off the wishlist and into reality,” Senator Stoker said.
“The pandemic has been a difficult time, and both our local governments and our communities have pulled together to keep the gears turning – and this is yet another example of the Morrison Government’s continued support for councils and the communities they serve.
The funding injection will help drive local recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 as Queensland prepares to return to business as usual and reopen to the world.
“From sealing rough roads and installing safety barriers to upgrading sporting facilities and installing Wi-Fi networks, this program has already been making local projects that communities need and deserve a reality – and I look forward to seeing more get underway thanks to this third phase.”
Councils can nominate a broad range of local road projects for funding under the program, such as traffic signs, street lighting, bridges, tunnels, rest areas or even road and sidewalk improvements.
Community infrastructure projects can include upgrading park and play facilities, installing Wi-Fi networks or safety-boosting CCTV, or improving bike and footpaths.
Authorised by Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker, Liberal National Party, Queensland
Across all three phases, the program is delivering a total of $2.5 billion to local governments across Australia, with $1.495 billion already out the door and supporting over 6,100 projects nationwide.
The construction time period commences from 3 January 2022, and eligible payments will be made from this time.
For more information on the LRCI Program, including the guidelines and allocations, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure.
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