Local Government Road Funding

We work with Local Governments to deliver road safety improvements across the state.

The local road network within Western Australia totals more than 125,500 kms, 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.

For further information regarding funding for local government roads, see below. 

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

In accordance with the State Funds to Local Government Procedure, the following forms must be used to claim grant funding:

Further information 

For further information please contact:

Road Rehabilitation and Improvement

A key aspect of the State and Local Government partnership is to ensure a continued level of funding for local roads. Funding enables road rehabilitation and safety improvements to be delivered to roads identified as high-risk.

Operational Procedures

Operational Procedure 112 outlines operational boundaries and asset responsibilities for maintaining the different elements of highways and main roads, and how they are allocated between the Commissioner of Main Roads and Local Governments. It also provides guidance in respect of some parts of local roads.

Operational Procedure 113 provides guidance as to the allocation of responsibility of each authority in regards to maintenance of state and local roads. This includes intersections, road and road reserves within town sites of built up areas. 

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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