Boost to local governments through grants


Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson announced today that all 43 O’Connor local governments received their first instalment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.

Mr Wilson said the programme in 2014-15 provides $2.3 billion to local governments nationwide including $75.5 million to O’Connor councils.

“We are committed to supporting local communities to deliver the services and facilities they need,” he said.

The Australian Government will deliver $9.3 billion to local governments from 2014-15 to 2018-19 through the Financial Assistant Grants programme designed to deliver services and build community infrastructure.

“Councils are free to spend this untied grant funding according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects.

“I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with this funding, along with additional funding provided by the Federal Government under the Roads to Recovery, Black Spot and Bridges Renewal programmes.”

O’Connor local governments will receive the following funding under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme:

O'Connor                                           75,509,750
City of Albany                                      3,875,646
City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder                   2,412,862
Shire Of Boyup Brook                          1,490,749
Shire Of Bridgetown-Greenbushes      1,886,686
Shire Of Brookton                                   925,939
Shire Of Broomehill-Tambellup           2,070,616
Shire Of Bruce Rock                           2,446,588
Shire Of Coolgardie                             1,034,389
Shire Of Corrigin                                  1,708,857
Shire Of Cranbrook                              1,599,333
Shire Of Cuballing                                   882,313
Shire Of Denmark                                1,044,564
Shire Of Dumbleyung                          1,533,376
Shire Of Dundas                                  1,531,971
Shire Of Esperance                             4,854,511
Shire Of Gnowangerup                        1,255,948
Shire Of Jerramungup                         1,181,913
Shire Of Katanning                              1,968,449
Shire Of Kent                                       1,230,479
Shire Of Kojonup                                 1,396,473
Shire Of Kondinin                                1,621,144
Shire Of Kulin                                      1,646,175
Shire Of Lake Grace                           2,221,530
Shire Of Laverton                                2,473,181
Shire Of Leonora                                 1,199,951
Shire Of Manjimup                               4,234,792
Shire Of Menzies                                 2,484,562
Shire Of Narembeen                            1,942,789
Shire Of Narrogin                                    996,866
Shire Of Ngaanyatjarraku                    4,456,048
Shire Of Pingelly                                  1,157,456
Shire Of Plantagenet                           1,534,459
Shire Of Quairading                             1,651,539
Shire Of Ravensthorpe                        1,692,667
Shire Of Wagin                                    1,378,204
Shire Of Wandering                                513,848
Shire Of West Arthur                               901,950
Shire Of Westonia                                1,201,104
Shire Of Wickepin                                1 ,454,247
Shire Of Williams                                 

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