Libraries receive decade long funding

By Paul Hemsley South Australian libraries will receive funds for public libraries from a signed agreement between the State Government and the Local Government Association (LGA). Councils will be expected to invest more than $570 million over the decade, with more than $185 million in state subsidies secured over the agreement. About 40 per cent […]

Murray Darling Basin gets irrigation funding

SA Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities – Tony Burke, said the government was determined to “deliver water reform for the Murray-Darling Basin”. Minister Burke said "off-farm infrastructure upgrade projects, some of which also include on-farm works, will be rolled out right across the Riverland. "The use of such infrastructure can create water […]

Councils welcome funding for clean-up crews

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has welcomed the Federal government’s $315 million relief package for disaster hit communities.   Treasurer Wayne Swan’s announcement of a $315 million relief package to support the state’s reconstruction effort was the lift Queenslanders needed as they continued the job of putting the “summer of sorrow’’ behind them, […]

Rockhampton Mayor wants recovery commitment

Rockhampton Regional Council has requested the Prime Minister not forget the region when distributing funds to aid in the recovering from "act of god".   Mayor Brad Carter said the Council wants a commitment that the region won’t be forgotten when money starts to be distributed from the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). […]


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