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2016–17 Works for Queensland Program

The 2016–17 Works for Queensland (W4Q) program is a $200 million Queensland Government funding program to support local governments outside of South East Queensland to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects. This initiative is funded under the State Infrastructure Fund.

2016–17 Grants and Subsidies Programs

The department has a new streamlined process for administering three programs relating to natural disaster mitigation projects, community resilience, local government key infrastructure.

The scholarship program assists councils with gaining access to high quality capacity building programs and resources. Applications are now open for the 2016–17 LQAQ sponsorship program.

RACQ Get Ready Queensland Initiative

RACQ Get Ready Queensland is an initiative to build the state's resilience to deal with natural disasters. It aims to make Queensland Australia's most disaster resilient state.

Indigenous Local Government Sustainability Program (ILGSP)

The aim of the 2016–18 ILGSP is to provide funding to assist Indigenous councils increase their capacity, capability and sustainability.

Indigenous Economic Development Grant (IEDG)

The IEDG is a Queensland Government strategy to help alleviate the impact of Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) reforms and to assist Indigenous councils fill the potential service delivery gap arising from the withdrawal of CDEP.

State Government Financial Aid (SGFA)

The SGFA is provided to Indigenous councils as a contribution towards the cost of delivering local government services.

Revenue Replacement Program (RRP)

The RRP is part of the State Government's agreed harm reduction strategy, for those Indigenous councils which divested or surrendered profitable general liquor licences.

Show Societies Grant

Funding to assist recognised show societies in Queensland to conduct annual shows.

Australian Government's Financial Assistance Grant

The Commonwealth's Financial Assistance Grant is distributed annually to Queensland councils. Please visit for more information.