These recurrent grants are provided as a financial contribution (in lieu of rates) to meet the costs incurred by Indigenous councils in the provision of local government services including:
- General public services
e.g. council office, transactions, governance, leadership, advocacy, information, public halls, showgrounds, community engagement
- Public order and safety
e.g. night patrols, public nuisance, street lighting, public space control, litter, natural disaster relief and mitigation, lifeguards, control of declared pests/plants, fire services, animal control
e.g. inspection/licensing of food, vermin and vector control, refuse services, waste management, community health, immunisation, hospitals
- Recreation and culture
e.g. parks, playgrounds, sports fields and venues, swimming pools, libraries, public internet, galleries, museums, heritage, festivals
- Transport and communication
e.g. roads, footpaths, traffic control, parking, public transport, ferries, barge landings, jetties, airports, television services, internet services
- Other economic affairs
e.g. economic development, tourism promotion, industrial estates, residential land, tourist facilities/venues, caravan parks, camping areas, other business activities, sale yards, quarries
e.g. public awareness campaigns, community education
- Essential services
e.g. water supplies, waste water systems, gas, drainage, flood mitigation
- Community amenities
land development, town planning, building control/certification, public conveniences, picnic areas, environmental protection, natural resource management, environmental acquisitions, beach control, environmental licensing, recycling, erosion control, cemeteries.
The funding does not cover costs that are not directly associated with the program, for example services or support provided by other funding bodies.
Funding provided to local governments by the department is a 'taxable supply' of services within the meaning of the GST Act. As a result, recipients must issue a valid tax invoice for the supply of the service. The 'service' is the delivery of the approved project(s).
Payment and reporting
- Quarterly and Bi-annual - Certificate of Expenditure ( 481 KB)
- 2014-15 State Government Financial Aid - Guideline ( 226 KB)
- State Government Financial Aid - Certificate of Expenditure ( 488 KB)
- Service Delivery Fund - Certificate of Expenditure ( 179 KB)
For more information about the SGFA contact the department.
Phone: 07 3452 6725