New infrastructure fund for regional NT councils
The Northern Territory Government has called for grant applications for the new $5 million Strategic Local Government Infrastructure Fund for regional and shire councils to improve community infrastructure.
The Strategic Local Government Infrastructure Fund will support regional and shire councils in establishing and upgrading playgrounds, sporting facilities and cemetery infrastructure; re-sealing internal community roads; improving storm water and waste management; purchasing plant and equipment; repairs and maintenance of council offices and staff accommodation; and for other facilities such as swimming pools.
Councils can apply to combine government and non-government funding to deliver these infrastructure projects.
The $5 million Strategic Local Government Infrastructure Fund is in addition to an increase made to the Special Purpose Grant funding for councils earlier this year.
More information is here.