Wagga City Council is set to receive an allocation of $4 million in funding toward its roads and infrastructure projects following the release of the federal budget on Tuesday night.
Included in this year's budget is a billion dollar investment in the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Twelve council areas around the Riverina and Central West received a share of $27,601,842, which is in addition to the $27,283,239 announced in October's budget.
Wagga's cut of the funding will total $4,101,400.
Riverina MP Michael McCormack said the investment has come off the back of the COVID-19 recovery.
"This is fantastic news for the councils across Riverina and Central West, which will be able to access additional funding to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects," Mr McCormack said.
"This is all about supporting the resilience of local economies by delivering even more jobs to help communities bounce back from COVID-19, with the additional funding and a longer delivery window to provide greater flexibility for communities to address local priorities.
"A broader range of projects will now be eligible for funding under the LRCI, enabling local governments to pursue larger, more complex developments to deliver even greater benefits for their communities."
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Additionally, the budget will also deliver an additional $250 million for the Building Better Regions fund, which is now entering its sixth round.
"The Riverina and Central West has already benefited through the BBRF with more than $26 million invested in more than 20 projects over the first four rounds of the program, including in the most recent approved round the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens precinct renewal and the beautification of the Murrimboola Creek at Harden," Mr McCormack said.
There will also be a nationwide investment of $354 million over the next four years in women's health initiatives, and the delivery of the 2020-2030 National Women's Health Strategy.
Families with two or more children in childcare will also see fee reductions, and further tax relief will be offered to low and middle-income earners.
"It is about ensuring people get home to their families sooner and safer, it is about providing the amenity in our rural and regional communities so those living there have every opportunity to be their best selves and to attract more people to move to the regions to help them prosper," Mr McCormack said.
"We want to make our local communities even better places to live and we are providing the right measures for that to happen."
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