Major funding boost for local communities in Budget

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

More road and community infrastructure projects will be rolled out across this region thanks to a further $500 million in funding for the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

The Morrison-Joyce Government continues to deliver for local communities through the 2022-23 Budget. 

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

“This funding injection for our hard-working 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.  

“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 their communities.”  

Councils in Hume will receive the following payment through the Phase 3 extension of the LRCI   Program:  

  • The Council of Camden - $874,692
  • Wollondilly Shire Council - $872,871
  • Wingecarribee Shire Council - $1,184,041
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council - $1,074,884
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council - $1,203,048
  • Hilltops Council - $1,770,968 

Councils will be able to access funding through the LRCI Phase 3 extension from July 2023.  

For more information on the LRCI Program, visit