Kennedy councils receive third instalment of Financial Assistance monies


Local councils across the Kennedy electorate are set to receive a financial boost after receiving their third quarterly payment through the Financial Assistance Grant programme.

Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald said councils in Kennedy would share in a total of $44million in funding this financial year through the programme, which provides untied funding for local priorities.

“This money is a valuable source of funding for councils to help them deliver vital infrastructure and other local priorities which may otherwise not be realised, or the cost imposed on ratepayers,” Senator Macdonald said. 

“As the Federal Government rolls out its commitments as part of the Northern Australia White Paper, this recurring funding is essential in helping local governments embrace new opportunities for growth and development.

“We are witnessing an era of unprecedented growth right across the north, and by supporting councils with no strings attached funding, we are helping them to a ensure a strong economic foundation from which to build partnerships and maximise those opportunities.”

Further information about the Financial Grants programme, including payments made to all councils is available atwww.regional.gov.au/local/assistance/index.aspx.

Details of the third instalment of the Financial Assistance Grant programme paid to each council in Kennedy is attached.

Local Government Area

 

Funding paid this quarter

2015-16 Cash Payment

Kennedy

 

             11,119,037

           44,476,146

Boulia Shire Council

 

                  380,649

             1,522,597

Burdekin Shire Council

 

                  427,149

             1,708,596

Burke Shire Council

 

                  374,521

             1,498,083

Cairns Regional Council

 

                  701,394

             2,805,576

Carpentaria Shire Council

 

                  597,312

             2,389,247

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

 

                  414,204

             1,656,814

Charters Towers Regional Council

 

                  796,638

             3,186,551

Cloncurry Shire Council

 

                  679,744

             2,718,977

Croydon Shire Council

 

                  436,291

             1,745,163

Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council

 

                  159,119

                636,477

Etheridge Shire Council

 

                  594,363

             2,377,453

Flinders Shire Council

 

                  754,962

             3,019,848

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

 

                  241,853

                967,413

Mareeba Shire Council

 

                  830,180

             3,320,718

McKinlay Shire Council

 

                  707,722

             2,830,889

Mornington Shire Council

 

                  188,387

                753,548

Mount Isa City Council

 

                  705,223

             2,820,893

Richmond Shire Council

 

                  475,667

             1,902,666

Tablelands Regional Council

 

                  691,355

             2,765,418

Townsville City Council

 

                  850,780

             3,403,120

Yarrabah Community Council

 

                  111,525

                446,099

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