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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO4117

COVID-19 Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 1) Guidelines

Contact Details

LRCI Program Manager



Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Close Date & Time:
30-Jun-2021 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
291000 - Local Government
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Demand Driven


The LRCI Program Phase 1 will run from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021, with projects required to be physically completed by 30 June 2021. The Program was announced as part of the Australian Government’s wider economic response to COVID-19.

The LRCI Program aims to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities.

The scope of the LRCI Program Phase 1 supports a broad range of Eligible Projects so communities can fund the infrastructure that they need, support businesses and create employment opportunities across their communities.

The objective of the LRCI Program is to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The intended outcomes of the LRCI Program are to:

  • provide stimulus to protect and create localshort-term employment opportunities through funded projects following the impacts of the COVID-19; and
  • deliver benefits to communities, such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual amenity.

The Eligible Funding Recipients for this grant program have been pre-identified. They are:

  • all local councils in Australia:
  • the ACT Government in lieu of a system of local government;
  • relevant state government, the shires of Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island and the Lord Howe Island Board that provide local council services to ‘unincorporated areas’ in Australia;
  • the NT Government for areas that were unincorporated until 2008 but are yet to transferred to the new councils; and
  • the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for the French Island.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $9,956.00 to $11,710,003.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

The Grantees for the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase 1 have been pre-identified. Eligible Funding Recipients will receive a letter of agreement offering them to participate in for the program, which they must sign and return.

This grant program is not open to applications.

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Contact Details

LRCI Program Manager