$4 million boost for local governments in Forrest

LOCAL governments in the South West will benefit from delivery of the latest tranche of funding under the Australian Government’s four-year $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants programme.

Federal Member for Nola Marino said almost $4.2 million is being provided to local governments in the region under the latest funding.

“The Australian Government recognises the important contribution councils, as the level of government closest to Australians, make to our national economy and the leadership they provide at a local community level,” Mrs Marino said.

“Local governments play a pivotal role in bringing communities together and producing local solutions to local problems.

“Importantly, this funding is untied and supports local governments to deliver on local priorities with the services, facilities and infrastructure communities need most.

“The Australian Government is providing a total of $2.3 billion to local governments across Australia under the 2014-15 Financial Assistance Grants programme.”

Councils in Forrest will receive the following Financial Assistance Grants funding:


Forrest Total                            $4,197,561
City of Bunbury                              $387,593
City of Busselton                                $530,705
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River                                $340,078
Shire of Capel                                $394,615
Shire of Collie                               $444,156
Shire of Dardanup                                $384,496
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup                                $620,137
Shire of Harvey                                $669,802
Shire of Nannup                              $425,979