$2 million boost for local governments in Menzies

Media Release – 1 June 2015

LOCAL governments in the electorate of Menzies will benefit from delivery of the latest tranche of funding under the Australian Government’s four-year $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants programme.

Federal Member for Menzies, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, said $2,127,147 is being provided to local governments in Menzies under the latest funding.

“The Australian Government recognises the important contribution local councils make to our national economy and the leadership they provide at a local community level,” Mr Andrews said.

“Local governments play a pivotal role in bringing communities together and producing local solutions to local problems.

“Importantly, this funding is untied and supports local governments to deliver on local priorities with the services, facilities and infrastructure communities need most.

“The Australian Government is providing a total of $2.3 billion to local governments across Australia under the 2014-15 Financial Assistance Grants programme.”

Mr Andrews said the fourth quarterly grants payment will deliver $575 million towards priority local projects nationwide. Councils in Menzies will receive the following Financial Assistance Grants funding:

Menzies    2,127,147
Manningham City Council       798,248
Maroondah City Council    1,328,899

NB: Some councils jurisdictions cross multiple federal electorates.

Electorates are as at 2010.

Full details of Financial Assistance Grants allocations to councils are available online at www.regional.gov.au/local/assistance/index.aspx.