The Federal Government has announced a $500 million fund to help local councils stimulate their economies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton said the money could go towards road upgrades or community infrastructure projects such as bike paths and picnic shelters.
“The criteria will be very broad, that’s the idea of it, to employ maybe some of the underutilised local government staff or unemployed people within their local areas,” he said. “But part of the guidelines will be that all materials need to be procured from the local community so local businesses will get an opportunity to get benefit from it as well.”
The Commonwealth will also bring forward $1.3 billion in annual grant payments to local governments for 2020/21.
What should Yass Valley Council prioritise?