Local Government Infrastructure Program
The Local Government Infrastructure Program (LGIP) component of the RGF aims to provide regional and rural councils with certainty to plan for and build new infrastructure or renew assets.
The LGIP has the flexibility to support a range of local council initiatives including roads, bridges, new community assets such as halls and theatres, sporting grounds, grandstands, pools, libraries, and upgrading existing facilities. In order to ensure the maximum degree of certainty, each council will be allocated a notional four-year total for projects nominated from its Forward Capital Works Plan.
Through a straightforward allocation of funds direct to all regional councils, greater certainty will be provided to plan and deliver key infrastructure projects already scheduled as part of existing Local Government Forward Capital Works Plans.
Four year allocations have been communicated to the 48 regional and rural Victorian councils, and were derived through a formula which involved the following steps:
- The ten largest regional cities* each receive a fixed allocation of $2 million.
- The remaining 38 rural councils are notionally allocated an initial base funding grant of $1.5 million.
- The remaining funds are allocated to the 38 rural councils using the Victorian Grants Commission Population Dispersion Cost Adjustor, multiplied by the population of the Local Government Area.
- Caps are then applied to notional allocations at two levels:
- no council receives more than $2.5 million in total; and
- no council receives more than 4% of the "carrying value" of its infrastructure (the value of building assets and construction / infrastructure assets).
*Ballarat, Greater Bendigo, Greater Geelong, Horsham, Latrobe, Mildura, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Warrnambool and Wodonga.
The funding allocation for each council is listed in the following table:
|Alpine Shire Council||Hume||$2,042,360|
|Ararat Rural City Council||Grampians||$1,867,082|
|Ballarat City Council||Grampians||$2,000,000|
|Bass Coast Shire Council||Gippsland||$2,500,000|
|Baw Baw Shire Council||Gippsland||$2,500,000|
|Benalla Rural City Council||Hume||$1,904,075|
|Buloke Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$1,844,375|
|Campaspe Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$2,500,000|
|Central Goldfields Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$1,865,852|
|Colac Otway Shire Council||Barwon South West||$2,244,972|
|Corangamite Shire Council||Barwon South West||$2,178,883|
|East Gippsland Shire Council||Gippsland||$2,500,000|
|Gannawarra Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$1,917,910|
|Glenelg Shire Council||Barwon South West||$2,308,998|
|Golden Plains Shire Council||Grampians||$2,184,572|
|Greater Bendigo City Council||Loddon Mallee||$2,000,000|
|Greater Geelong City Council||Barwon South West||$2,000,000|
|Greater Shepparton City Council||Hume||$2,000,000|
|Hepburn Shire Council||Grampians||$2,033,719|
|Hindmarsh Shire Council||Grampians||$1,764,198|
|Horsham Rural City Council||Grampians||$2,000,000|
|Indigo Shire Council||Hume||$2,133,575|
|Latrobe City Council||Gippsland||$2,000,000|
|Loddon Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$1,854,870|
|Macedon Ranges Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$2,500,000|
|Mansfield Shire Council||Hume||$1,771,485|
|Mildura Rural City Council||Loddon Mallee||$2,000,000|
|Mitchell Shire Council||Hume||$2,500,000|
|Moira Shire Council||Hume||$2,500,000|
|Moorabool Shire Council||Grampians||$2,500,000|
|Mount Alexander Shire Council||Loddon Mallee||$2,042,049|
|Moyne Shire Council||Barwon South West||$2,182,575|
|Murrindindi Shire Council||Hume||$2,141,970|
|Northern Grampians Shire Council||Grampians||$1,992,834|
|Pyrenees Shire Council||Grampians||$1,763,662|
|Borough of Queenscliffe||Barwon South West||$813,320|
|South Gippsland Shire Council||Gippsland||$2,500,000|
|Southern Grampians Shire Council||Barwon South West||$2,075,605|
|Strathbogie Shire Council||Hume||$1,877,867|
|Surf Coast Shire Council||Barwon South West||$2,377,966|
|Swan Hill Rural City Council||Loddon Mallee||$2,445,941|
|Towong Shire Council||Hume||$1,818,983|
|Wangaratta Rural City Council||Hume||$2,000,000|
|Warrnambool City Council||Barwon South West||$2,000,000|
|Wellington Shire Council||Gippsland||$2,500,000|
|West Wimmera Shire Council||Grampians||$1,720,371|
|Wodonga City Council||Hume||$2,000,000|
|Yarriambiack Shire Council||Grampians||$1,829,931|