Local Government


The local road network within Western Australia totals more than 125,500 km, which amounts to 88 per cent of the total state road network. Local roads are managed and funded by Local Governments around WA, with funding assistance from the State and Commonwealth. Managing this increasingly complex road network requires significant resources and a cooperative and productive working relationship between the three tiers of government.

In the spirit of cooperation, the State and Local Government have entered into an agreement to ensure a continued level of funding for local government roads. For further information, see below:

State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement 2018-19 to 2022-23

State Road Funds to Local Government Procedure

NB: Abnormal flood events are no longer covered under the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement 2018/19 to 2022/23.

Progress Payment Certificate  (1 page Word DOC 516 KB)

Certificate of Completion Form   (1 page Word DOC 230 KB)

Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements templates


Commodity Routes Supplementary Fund Program

The Commodity Routes Supplementary Fund Program forms part of a number of programs administered by the State Road Funds to the Local Government Advisory Committee under a five year agreement.

The following guidelines set out the broad parameters for funding provided for Commodity Routes. Applications must be submitted using the application form provided:

Guideline - Commodity Freight Routes

Application form - Local Government Construction

Application form - Local Government Planning and Design 


Metropolitan Regional Road Group Rehabilitation and Improvement Programs

MRRG Submission Summary Table

Milestone and Complexity Form

Guidelines for the submission of Road Rehabilitation Projects

Worksheets for the submission of Road Rehabilitation Projects

Guidelines for the submission of Road Improvement Projects

Worksheets for the submission of Road Improvement Projects

Road Improvement Project Summary Sheet

Metropolitan Regional Road Group - Request for Variation

Policies and Practices


If you wish any further information in relation to these documents, please contact Mr Stewart Soraine on 138 138 during working hours.

Find out more about local government by visiting one of the following sites:

WA Local Government Association

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

The new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) have now commenced and are referred to as the DRFA-WA in Western Australia. The arrangements are administered by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

The DRFA replaces the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) and will continue to provide relief and recovery assistance to communities directly impacted by proclaimed ‘disaster events’, including bushfire, earthquake, flood, storm, cyclone, storm surge, landslide, tsunami, meteorite strike or tornado, or terrorist act.

Both WANDRRA and DRFA-WA may run in parallel until 30 June 2020, depending on when events occur and the type of damage sustained.

Events occurring from 1 November 2018 will be administered under DRFA-WA. DFES will take over the primary contact responsibilities for local government road network enquiries under the DRFA-WA.

Events that occurred up to and including 31 October 2018 will continue to be administered under WANDRRA, with Main Roads as the key contact.


Guidelines, Templates and Fact Sheets

A DRFA-WA Guideline has been developed, along with a range of templates and fact sheets. These are available on the DFES website .

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Update Three – October 2018

Update Two – August 2018

Update One – July 2018

Further information



For all queries regarding existing or future WANDRRA claims, related to road network restoration, Main Roads WA is to be contacted in the first instance.


For more information about either the DRFA-WA or WANDRRA please email your enquiry to the Recovery Team at:

drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au for DRFA-WA enquiries (events after 1 November 2018).

wandrra@dfes.wa.gov.au WANDRRA enquiries, (events prior to 1 November 2018).


For all queries regarding the DRFA-WA estimates and claims please contact:

Ms Terry Asher | Recovery Officer Disaster Funding

Phone:  +61 8 9395 9341

Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au or wandrra@dfes.wa.gov.au


Graham Capper | Recovery Manager Disaster Funding

Phone:  +61 8 9395 9973

Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au or wandrra@dfes.wa.gov.au


David Budd | Recovery Officer Disaster Funding
Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au or wandrra@dfes.wa.gov.au


Search the DFES Recovery Webpages

Modified: 25 May 2020