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Local Government Financial Assistance Grants



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Sharon Bird MP

Federal Member for Cunningham Tel: 02 4228 5899

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Local Government Financial Assistance Grants

The Commonwealth Government will provide $3.7 million and $1.5 million to Wollongong City Council and Sutherland Shire Council as part of early payments under the Financial Assistance Grants program, Federal Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, announced today.

“The Commonwealth Government recognises that the local government must provide crucial infrastructure and community services to our local communities.

“As part of the 2010-11 Budget process, the Government is providing early payments to Wollongong City Council and Sutherland Shire Council to help improve roads, provide library and community services, open swimming pools, and maintain sporting grounds, she said.

Ms Bird said that the Government’s early payment to local government was based on one quarter of Councils’ annual Financial Assistance Grants program allocation.

The remainder of the annual allocation for 2010-11 would be made in quarterly instalments from August 2010.

28 June 2010