The $50 million Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package will fast-track South East Queensland councils’ investment in new infrastructure and community assets that create jobs and deliver economic stimulus to local communities.
As part of the Queensland Government’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, the Premier announced on 19 May 2020 that $200 million would be provided to Local Governments in 2020–21 for a COVID Works for Queensland program.
The 2020–21 COVID W4Q program is designed to create jobs and support economic recovery across all Queensland’s communities through the delivery of productive infrastructure and maintenance projects. The 2020–21 COVID W4Q program is available to all Queensland councils.
The Program Guidelines (PDF, 203KB) for the 2020–21 COVID W4Q program have been approved and are now available.
The $600 million Works for Queensland (W4Q) program supports regional Councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.
$200 million was allocated to 65 Councils outside of South-East Queensland in 2016–17, $200 million in 2017–19, and $200 million approved to extend the W4Q program until 2020–21.
The Queensland Government has amended the 2019-21 W4Q guidelines to allow 19 Councils to access unspent W4Q funding for COVID-19 related expenses. Please refer to Appendix 4 of the 2019-21 W4Q Program Guidelines for the list of eligible Councils.
The IEDG is a Queensland Government strategy to help alleviate the impact of Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) reforms and to assist Indigenous councils fill the potential service delivery gap arising from the withdrawal of CDEP.
The SGFA is provided to Indigenous councils as a contribution towards the cost of delivering local government services.
The RRP is part of the State Government's agreed harm reduction strategy, for those Indigenous councils which divested or surrendered profitable general liquor licences.
The 2019–21 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP) aims to support Local Governments to deliver priority infrastructure and essential services that meet the identified needs of their communities.
The 2017–19 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP) aims to support Local Governments to meet the needs of their community by supporting the delivery of priority capital infrastructure projects.
The Works for Queensland (W4Q) program supports regional Councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.
The 2017–19 W4Q program budget totals $200 million, delivered over two years.
The 2018–19 Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program (LGLRGP) provides $5 million in funding to assist local councils with their waste disposal facility infrastructure upgrades prior to the introduction of the waste disposal levy in 2019.
The Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program (ICCIP) is a $120 million funding program that will deliver critical water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure to Queensland’s Indigenous councils.
Funding to assist recognised show societies in Queensland to conduct annual agricultural shows.
Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)
The aim of the NDRP is to reduce Queensland communities' vulnerability to natural hazards and build community resilience
NDRP is now managed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. NOTE: All approved NDRP projects for 2016-17 and prior years will be managed by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs until completion.
Australian Government's Financial Assistance Grant
Please visit Queensland Local Government Grants Commission for more information.