Applications are open from now until 20 February for the $150 million Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program.
The Federal Government has provided funding for the program, which targets road improvements and addresses significant deficiencies on key regional and rural roads that limit community access, pose safety risks and impacts the economic development of the surrounding area.
Up to 80 per cent of the cost of projects will be funded by the Federal Government, in line with other projects under the Infrastructure Investment Program.
The Federal Government may contribute above this threshold for local governments where there is sufficient financial justification and demonstration of benefits.
Applicants will be required to list all funding sources, and co-contributions may be sources from council, state, territory or private funding sources.
Applicants should be aware there are construction delivery timelines that successful funding recipients will be expected to adhere to:
- Funding agreements must be signed and returned within the period specified in the funding agreement
- Completion of construction and acceptance of a post-completion report must occur within two years of the funding agreement being offered
Guidelines and Application forms are available for download from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.