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 

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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 Procedure 112 - Operational Boundaries and Asset Responsibilities (Metropolitan Region)

This Operational Procedure 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.

This Operational Procedure is not expected to cover every possible scenario but rather it sets out a working framework and indicative scenarios that actual situations/outcomes will be based on. This document applies only to Main Roads’ Metropolitan Region. Overall Main Roads will follow this Operational Procedure as it conducts future annual works over the State Road network and where those works interact with the Local Road network.

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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