Hinkler Electorate gets boost via local government grants

Monday, 18 August 2014

New payments to councils in the Hinkler Electorate are being made today under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.

Federal Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt MP, said Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15 alone, including $453.1million to Queensland councils.

Councils in the Electorate of Hinkler will receive a total of $15 million this financial year.

“The Coalition Government is committed to supporting local communities to deliver the services and facilities they need,” Mr Pitt said.

“We will deliver a further $9.3 billion to Local Governments from 2014-15 to 2018-19 through the Financial Assistant Grants programme to deliver services and build community infrastructure.

“Councils are free to spend this untied grant funding according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects.

“The first quarterly payment for 2014-15 has been made.

“I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with this funding, along with additional funding provided by the Federal Government under the Roads to Recovery, Black Spot and Bridges Renewal programmes,” Mr Pitt said.

Local councils will receive the following funding under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme:

Hinkler Electorate total $15,047,775.00

  • Bundaberg Regional Council $7,622,042.00
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council $7,425,733.00

Full details of the allocations to councils under the Financial Assistance Grant Programme are available online at regional.gov.au/local/assistance/index.aspx.

Media Contact: Debbie Leis: 41520744 or 0419535722


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