Economic Recovery

Local Government Financial Assistance Grants are a vital component of the financial sustainability of many Victorian councils especially smaller and rural councils.

  • An initial injection of Financial Assistance Grants to local government of $1.3 billion to support communities and jobs and also resolve the current practice of bringing forward two quarterly Financial Assistance Grant payments each year.
  • A commitment to return Financial Assistance Grants to at least one percent of Commonwealth taxation revenue via a phased approach.

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