$58 million in Council Infrastructure Grants and Subsidies Up for Grabs

Councils across the state can throw their hat in the ring for a slice of the $58 million worth of local government grants and subsidies on offer from today.

Applications open today for the 2019-21 round of the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).

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The funding can be used for sewerage and water projects, security and community safety, and economic development and tourism. There’s also funding available for disaster resilience and preparedness.

In addition to funding new infrastructure, the LGGSP is also aimed at extending the functional life of existing infrastructure and improving asset management.

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe is encouraging councils to get their applications.

“This fantastic initiative helps local governments deliver important infrastructure in communities throughout Queensland.”

“These are the kinds of projects that can have fantastic flow-on effects with job-creation and increased liveability for our towns and cities, while boosting regional economies.”

The application period for project proposals opens on Monday 14 January and closes on Friday 8 February 2019.

All 77 Queensland councils are eligible to apply for 2019-21 LGGSP funding, with projects expected to be completed by the end of June 2021.

For more information: http://www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/lggsp