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Community Infrastructure Investment

Community groups can approach Council for financial support for infrastructure investment anytime during the year.  Requests will be looked upon more favorably if they meet the objectives for the community outlined in Council’s Strategic Directions Plan.

There are three options available to community groups:

1. Community Loans

Council may endorse a Community Loan be made to the group from Council’s non-statutory cash reserves or facilitated by a loan through LGFA.  The lending of the funds shall only be for infrastructure which enables the group to expand its operations or services to its members.

2. Capital budget allocation for Council owned assets

Council’s Strategic Directions Plan and Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan will identify infrastructure upgrades, renewals, replacements and new construction and these items will be considered in the determination of the Annual Business Plan and budget.

Consideration may be given to upgrading or improving infrastructure where there is a demonstrated need and the community group has the capacity to contribute towards the capital cost.

3. Direct Funding of Community Group Infrastructure

Council may approve a budget allocation of cash support to community groups for upgrades for non-Council infrastructure.

It is recommended that before submitting your request to read Council’s Community Infrastructure Investment Policy 7.63.11.

To apply for financial support you will need to complete the Community Infrastructure Request 17-37-T1 form and submit to Council by:


By post:

Chief Executive Officer
City of Port Lincoln
PO Box 1787

In person:

Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace,

Upon receipt of your application Council’s appropriate Senior Manager will evaluate the request and prepare a report to Council with their recommendation for consideration by Council.  The report will have regard to the capacity of the organisation to meet the ongoing costs, loan repayments, the type of the project proposed and the availability of Council funds.

Before Council releases any financial support, Council must be presented with final quotations, concepts and plans in relation to the proposed project.

Related information

Community Grant Funding

Strategic Management Plans

Need more information

If you have any questions regarding financial support for infrastructure investment, please contact:

City of Port Lincoln
Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Team
9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2300