December 6, 2019
South Burnett Regional Council will receive an extra $3,288,930 from the Federal Government’s Roads To Recovery program following a top-up announced in the Federal Budget.
Cherbourg Council will receive an additional $39,849.
However, the extra funding will be spread over several years.
South Burnett Regional Council had been scheduled to receive $6,577,862 in Roads To Recovery funding between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2024, before the funding upgrade was announced.
It will now receive $9,866,792.
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council had been set to receive $159,394 during the same period, and will now receive $199,243.
The updated list of Roads To Recovery funding amounts were announced by the Federal Government on Friday.
South Burnett and Cherbourg are two of 128 local government areas receiving support under the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program which will benefit from the funding upgrade.
The first tranche of extra funding will match an allocation already made to both Councils for the 2019-2020 financial year, and will be available from January.
Roads To Recovery is a Federal Government program that supports the maintenance of the nation’s local roads.
It is an ongoing program that provides funding to Australian councils; State and territory governments responsible for local roads in unincorporated areas where there are no councils; and the Indian Ocean Territories.
The South Burnett Regional Council normally receives about $1.2 million a year from the Roads To Recovery program, although this ran as high as $3.8 million in 2015-16.