Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Joint Statement: Financial Assistance Grants
Joint Statement from Keith Pitt MP and Kevin Hogan – Assistant Minister for Local Government – regarding Financial Assistance Grants.
Funding allocations to councils in Queensland are decisions for the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission, who provide advice directly to the Queensland Government about best distributing these funds.
Any changes to the formula used for Financial Assistance Grant allocations to Queensland councils would be a decision of the Commission and require approval by the Queensland Government.
The Australian Government has provided over $61 billion under the Financial Assistance Grant program to local government since 1974-75, including $531 million to Queensland councils in 2021-22.
Queensland’s allocation has risen year on year from 2016-17 to now, increasing by 17 per cent or $74.7 million over that period.