| September 03, 2018

Councils in Murray receive funds for local priorities

• Five councils in Murray will receive a total of $49.2 million in grants

• Councils can spend their grants according to local priorities

• More than $2.4 billion is being provided to 546 councils around Australia this financial year

The Coalition Government has made the first quarterly payment of $6.2 million to local councils in Murray under the 2018-19 Financial Assistance Grant Program.

Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum MP said local councils will receive a total of $49.2 million this financial year to support our local community.

“This grant can be used to help councils deliver infrastructure projects and fund health, recreation, environmental and employment projects,” Mr Drum said.

“The program is a prime example of the Coalition Government’s commitment to supporting the efforts of local government to deliver the services and facilities our communities need.

“Councils are free to spend this untied funding based on their own local priorities including the infrastructure and services our communities need.

“I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with this funding, along with additional funding provided by the Coalition Government under the Roads to Recovery, Black Spot and Bridges Renewal programs,” Mr Drum said.

Full details of the allocations to councils under the Financial Assistance Grant Program are available online at regional.gov.au/local/assistance/index.aspx

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