Councils in Forde have welcomed their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.
Federal Member for Forde said the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide, including $7,402,023 in Forde.
“Councils in the Electorate of Forde will receive a total of $29,608,095 this financial year,” Mr van Manen 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:
Gold Coast City Council $18,981,535
Logan City Council $10,626,560
2014-15 QTR 3
Gold Coast City Council $4,745,383
Logan City Council $2,656,640
Note: Some council jurisdictions cross multiple federal electorates.
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.