Richmond MP Justine Elliot has announced that the Federal Government has opened applications and released funding amounts for all local governments on the Far North Coast under Round Three of the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

“Across the community, the Government has delivered record funding for a range of great community projects in our area including the Tweed Heads Visitor Centre, extension of the Burringbar-Mooball Cycleway, installation of CCTV in Murwillumbah, Byron Sports and Cultural Facility and upgrades to Ambrose Brown Park and Kingscliff Foreshore,” Ms Elliot said.

“Now, each and every local government will receive new funding for community infrastructure in our area.”

 This includes:

  • $551,000 for Tweed Shire Council
  • $263,000 for Byron Shire Council
  • $450,000 for Lismore City Council
  • $305,000 for Ballina Shire Council

Ms Elliot said Round Three provides greater flexibility for the community, with changes made to allow councils and shires to nominate:

  • Projects on behalf of local community organisations;
  • Projects as part of a group of councils; and
  • Environmental protection and climate change infrastructure projects.
  • Local governments can submit eligible local priorities until Friday July 30 2010.

The new Guidelines and other supporting information for Round Three of the Program are available at: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/local/cip/cip100.aspx