Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program

Australian GovernmentThe Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program) to support jobs,  businesses and the resilience of local economies.

Phase 1

As the closest tier of government to the community, local governments have a critical role in delivering vital services and ensuring the quality of life for communities across Australia.

Local governments are now also playing a key role in protecting the community from the impacts of COVID-19. The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program) to support jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies.

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Phase 2

The LRCI Program was announced on May 22, 2020.

On October 6, 2020, as part of the 2020-2021 Budget, the Government announced a further $1 billion to extend the LRCI Program. The grant opportunity set out in these Guidelines is for Phase 2 of the LRCI Program only.

The LRCI Program supports local councils to create jobs by delivering priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia.

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