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R e l e a s eTHE HON ALEX SC Minister for Regional Development, Territories and L S79/98 13 August 1998

FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Federal M inister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, Alex Somlyay, announced today that he had agreed to the 1998-99 allocation o f Commonwealth financial assistance to the Australian Capital Territory.

“Nationally, the Federal Government will pay almost $1.23 billion in financial assistance grants to local government in 1998-99. O f this the ACT will receive $26.2 million which is 2.13 per cent o f the national total," M r Somlyay said.

“All these grants are untied. This means they can be used by the ACT Government according to their local priorities.

"This funding arrangement for the ACT is on a similar basis to that for the States and the Northern Territory.

"The Commonwealth recognises and values the important role the ACT Government plays in providing local government services to the local community and for the National Capital," the M inister said.

The grants are paid under the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 with the first quarterly payment expected to be made on 17 August 1998.

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Further information:Graeme Hallet (Minister's Office) 02-6277 7060

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