Federal budget delivers local jobs and infrastructure for Hume

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

The 2021–22 Federal Budget delivers substantial support to assist Hume to boost Australia’s economic recovery thanks to an additional $1 billion through Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. 

Federal Member for Angus Taylor said local councils would directly benefit from the funding boost.

“This Budget injection for local councils means even more funding for upgrades to local roads, bike paths, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sports facilities, as well as improved accessibility to public facilities,” Mr Taylor said.

“Not only will this funding support jobs, construction businesses and economic growth across this region, it will also improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks, helping locals get home sooner and safer.

“Providing more time for planning and construction will enable local governments to consider a broader range of priority projects and potentially undertake larger, more complex developments to deliver even great benefits for our community.” 

Hume Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program allocations:

Local Government Area


Total Funding under LRCI

Goulburn Mulwaree Council



Upper Lachlan Shire Council



Hilltops Council



Wingecarribee Shire Council



Wollondilly Shire Council



Camden Council



Councils will be able to access funding through LRCI Phase 3 from 1 January 2022, with Phase 3 projects to be completed by 30 June 2023.

For more information, visit the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.