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Reminder - Applications for the Special Local Roads Program 2019/20 - Circular 15.2

To Chief Executive Officer
Information - Engineering Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 5 April 2019
Contact Patricia Coonan
Response Required Yes
Summary A reminder that the Local Government Transport Advisory Panel is calling for applications for the 2019/20 Special Local Roads Program. This circular provides deadlines for applications and further information.

Background to application process

In 2004 the Local Government Association (LGA) State Executive Committee (now LGA Board of Directors) resolved to establish a Local Government Transport Advisory Panel (LGTAP) to consider strategic road funding applications under the Special Local Roads Program (SLRP) and make recommendations to the LGA Board on the allocation of funds.

Each year the LGTAP calls for applications for SLRP funding from the Regional LGA's (Eyre Peninsula, Legatus, Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland, Southern and Hills and Spencer Gulf) and the Greater Adelaide Region of Councils (GAROC) Committee.

Applications received via GAROC and Regional LGAs are then considered by the LGTAP and the LGTAP proposes an annual program (recommendations) of works across SA for the allocation of funding from the SLRP. LGTAP analyses applications in accordance with the adopted LGTAP policy which assures transparency and accountability in its decisions. LGTAP gives preference to those projects that have been developed through Local Government Regional Transport Plans and transparent planning processes.

Following assessment, LGTAP provides recommendations for projects to the LGA Board, which in turn, makes recommendations to the South Australian Local Government Grants Commission for proposals under the Identified Local Roads Grants and the Federal Minister for Transport in the case of the Roads to Recovery component.

2019-20 applications

Note new application form and deadlines

To ensure that proposed projects are strategic and regional in nature, Regional LGA's and GAROC are asked each funding year to submit a prioritised list of projects proposed by their members.

Using the updated application form attached , the following deadlines for applications apply:

  • Metropolitan Councils: email applications to Patricia Coonan via by 15 April 2019 (to then be considered by the Metropolitan Strategic Roads Committee prior to the May GAROC meeting)
  • Regional Councils: contact your respective Regional LGA to find out when they require your application
  • GAROC: recommendations for funding to be provided to Patricia Coonan by 10 May 2019
  • Regional LGAs: recommendations AND applications to be provided to Patricia Coonan by 10 May 2019

The LGTAP does not provide general public notification of its recommendations as it is the prerogative of the respective State and Federal Ministers to make the public announcements.

Support Documents

On the LGTAP web page (click here), please refer to the ‘Terms of Reference,

Guidelines, Policy and Processes for the Special Local Roads Program’ document.

For further information on the SLRP Funding, contact Lea Bacon, Director Policy on or 8224 2025.

For further information on the submission of applications, contact Patricia Coonan on 0408 801 026 or

SLRP 2019-20 Application Form(224 kb)

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