Collaborative Approach to Managing Local Roads

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Local Roads WALGA

Our commitment to managing an efficient, reliable and safe road network was reinforced when we renewed, for the fifth time, the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement (SRFLGA) in collaboration with WA Local Government Association (WALGA).

The agreement provides an allocation of funds to local governments for the improvement and maintenance of our state’s roads and bridges and aims to provide certainty of funding for local government.

The SRFLGA also highlights the strong working relationship between local and state government and provides a collaborative approach in the way both levels of government meet the challenge of maintaining and improving more than 150,000 kilometres of road networks.

While there has been significant State Government investment on local road election commitment projects outside of the agreement, it is anticipated that this funding will contribute $966 million to the local road network. Funding is based on 20 per cent of the state’s vehicle licence fee collections. 

The agreement recognises the importance of improving road safety, providing opportunities for Aboriginal employment, facilitating local economic development through local employment and encouraging more sustainable road construction practices through the use of recycled materials.

This builds upon the previous agreements negotiated in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2011 and reinforces the strong working relationship between local government and the state government. 

Funding also supports tourism, via the agreement’s State Initiatives Program, for National Park roads and upgrades on Rottnest Island and on Kings Park roads.

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