Supplementary local road funding for South Australian councils
On 10 May 2011, the Australian Government announced that South Australia's local governing bodies will receive an estimated $51 million in supplementary local road funding over the period 2011–12 to 2013–14. This funding addresses South Australian Local Government's disadvantage under the inter-jurisdictional distribution of the local road component of the Financial Assistance Grants.
Supplementary local road funding is allocated to South Australian local governing bodies in accordance with the recommendations of the South Australian Local Government Grants Commission. In line with the allocation of local road Financial Assistance Grants in South Australia, 85 per cent of the supplementary funding is allocated to South Australian local governing bodies in accordance with their share of local road Financial Assistance Grants, while the remainder of the funding is allocated to special local road projects.
In 2013–14 South Australian local governing bodies will receive $17.815 million in supplementary local road funding.
In the 2014–15 Budget, the Australian Government identified that funding for this programme would not be continued beyond 30 June 2014.