Government distributes Financial Assistance Grant

The Federal Government has announced the first quarterly payment under the 2018–19 Financial Assistance Grant program will be delivered to the states and territories to be distributed to local councils across the country.

Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the $307 million allocated this quarter will be spent in local priority areas including health, recreation, environment, employment and road projects.

“These grants are untied which means councils across Australia can spend their funding based on their own priorities and deliver the infrastructure and services their communities need,” Dr McVeigh said.

Details of the allocations to councils under the Financial Assistance Grant program can be found here

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