Adelaide councils to receive $15 million

Councils in the Federal electorate of Adelaide will receive more than $15 million under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program in 2015-16.

Senator for South Australia said the Government was providing $2.3 billion to councils across Australia in 2015-16, including $1.1 billion already paid to councils to ensure immediate access to untied funding for local priorities.

"We’re delivering more than $9 billion to local government from 2015-16 to 2018-19," Senator Ruston said.

"This is in addition to the Government’s $3.2 billion Roads to Recovery program.

"Councils in the Federal electorate of Adelaide can spend this untied grant funding according to their local priorities on any number of things such as infrastructure, health, recreation, environmental, employment and road projects."

Adelaide councils benefitting from the Financial Assistance Grant program in this round include:

million Black Spot Programme to which the Government has committed an addition $200 million over the next two years."

  • Adelaide $997,257
  • Charles Sturt $3,441,397
  • Norwood Payneham and St Peters $1,105,152
  • Port Adelaide Enfield $4,409,335
  • Prospect $629,256
  • West Torrens $1,956,140
  • Unley $1,159,584
  • Walkerville $223,577
  • Burnside $1,371,270

"The Government has a number of funding programs for the benefit of councils and the communities they serve," Senator Ruston said.

"These include the $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme, a further $200 million under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme, and the $500

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