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Local Government Financial Assistance Grants

Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
(Contributing division: Territories and Local Government)

Effectiveness: Local governments enabled to provide services to communities to facilitate social and economic development, including local roads

Cost: $1.449 billion

Location: Metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia

$1.455 billion in local government financial assistance grants were distributed through the states to 723 local governing bodies as untied grants. Distribution was on the basis of local road expenditure need (30 per cent), population (20 per cent) and relative needs of councils for assistance (50 per cent).

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