FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

Finacial Assistance Grants 8 September 1999

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

8 September 1999

Member for Lismore, Thomas George today released figures for the distribution of the 1999/2000 Financial Assistance Grants to local councils in the Lismore electorate.

The grants consist of two components; a general purpose component and a local roads component.

Council allocations in the Lismore Electorate were as follows;

Area General Purpose Component Local Roads Component
Casino $986,704 $165,148 Kyogle $1,314,988 $814,292 Lismore $2,680,696 $1,074,556 Richmond River $1,243,120 $635,528 Tenterfield $1,215,580 $847,184

These unconditional grants are paid under the provisions of the Commonwealth Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995. With the first quarterly instalment paid to local authorities on 25 August.

The untied grants allow councils complete autonomy in the allocation and spending of the funds.

"I welcome the Local Government Minister's recommendations which can only assist councils in its decision making process of identifying and prioritising matters of importance within its local government boundaries " Mr George concluded.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577