Councils encouraged to apply for special purpose grants

When our remote communities and regions are strong the Territory is strong.

Thats why Local Government Councils throughout the Territory are invited to apply for grants to improve community infrastructure and service delivery outcomes in their regions.

The Territory Labor Governments latest round of Local Government Special Purpose Grants is now open, with $1.8 million available for distribution.

All councils are eligible to apply for funds to assist with projects such as upgrades to recreation facilities, plant and equipment, social infrastructure, construction and renovations, addressing antisocial behaviour, discouraging vandalism and graffiti and animal management.

For example, in the previous grants round, the Tiwi Islands Regional Council received more than $180,000 to purchase equipment for its workshop; the Roper Gulf Regional Council successfully applied to purchase three front-end loaders and the Barkly Regional Councils plans to install solar heating at the town pool got the go-ahead with funding of $80,000.

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