Toowoomba Regional Council has welcomed its third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.
Federal Member for Groom Ian Macfarlane said the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide today.
“Toowoomba Regional Council will receive a total of $16,289,555 this financial year,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“Today’s third quarterly payment is $4,072,388.
“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 the Toowoomba Regional Council target local priorities with today’s Financial Assistance Grant funding.”
“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.
Local councils will receive the following funding under the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grant programme:
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.