The LRCI Program Phase 2 will run from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022, with projects required to be physically completed by 31 December 2021. The Program was announced as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget.
The LRCI Program Phase 2 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities.
The scope of LRCI Program Phase 2 supports a broad range of Eligible Projects so communities can fund the infrastructure that they need, support businesses and create employment opportunities across their communities.
The objective of the LRCI Program Phase 2 is to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19.
The intended outcomes of the LRCI Program Phase 2 are to:
- provide stimulus to protect and create localshort-term employment opportunities through funded projects following the impacts of the COVID-19; and
- deliver benefits to communities, such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual amenity.