For many years, there has been a shortfall in the level of funding to South Australian councils under the Identified Roads Component of their Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs).
This funding is immensely important to helping South Australian councils keep their roads safe for motorists by upgrading and maintaining their local road networks.
Address the South Australian road funding anomaly by adjusting the Identified Roads Component of FAGs to make the additional funding to South Australia permanent.
Councils across Australia have banded together to support ALGA’s call for ‘1% + Partnership Programs’. This calls for the next Federal Government to restore core local government funding of Financial Assistance Grants to at least 1% of Commonwealth taxation revenue and add funding for partnership programs where agreed.