State Government of Queensland

01/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2019 21:54

$58 million in Council infrastructure grants and subsidies up for grabs

Queensland's 77 councils are set to share in $58 million worth of local government grants and subsidies from the Palaszczuk Government, with applications opening on Monday (14 January).

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe is encouraging councils to get their applications in for the 2019-21 round of the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).
'This fantastic initiative helps local governments deliver important infrastructure in communities throughout Queensland,' he said.
'There's $58 million up for grabs from 2019-21 and I want to encourage all councils to get in their bids for a share of funding.
'The funding can be used for sewerage and water projects, security and community safety, and economic development and tourism.

'There's also funding available for disaster resilience and preparedness.

'In addition to funding new infrastructure, the LGGSP is also aimed at extending the functional life of existing infrastructure and improving asset management.

'These are the kinds of projects that can have fantastic flow-on effects with job-creation and increased liveability for our towns and cities, while boosting regional economies.'

The application period for project proposals opens on Monday 14 January and closes on Friday 8 February 2019.

All 77 Queensland councils are eligible to apply for 2019-21 LGGSP funding, with projects expected to be completed by the end of June 2021.

For more information: http://www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/lggsp ( http://www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/lggsp )

Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548