The NSW Government is committed to supporting councils to deliver infrastructure projects for their local communities.
Under the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) the Government has committed $120 million to June 2025 to help councils pay for loans to provide much-needed upgrades and infrastructure maintenance.
LIRS provides councils with a subsidy in interest costs to make it affordable to take out loans to fund their projects.
Under the scheme, 167 projects from 97 councils have been approved following consideration by an independent assessment panel.
These 167 projects will together support local government infrastructure projects worth about $821 million.
The construction phase for 150 of those projects has been completed, and a total of $83 million has already been paid out to councils.
See below for more information on LIRS round one, two and three.
Councils can manage their LIRS projects in one easy location by visiting the LIRS Project Management Portal. This Portal will allow you to access your project information, make claims, prepare and upload supporting documentation and prepare new project applications.
For further information on the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme, please contact the Program Delivery Team, on LIRS@olg.nsw.gov.au or (02) 4428 4100.
Approved LIRS Projects
LIRS Rounds One, Two and Three are now closed.
In the three rounds of the Scheme, the NSW Government provided interest subsidies to 96 councils for 166 individual projects throughout the State, unlocking almost $818 million worth of investment in local infrastructure.
For a summary list of works approved for funding with links to Final Project Reports for completed council projects, click on the links below:
Councils with approved LIRS projects can access their project information, upload their signed funding agreements, and make claims via the LIRS Project Management Portal.
There is currently no plan for any future rounds of the scheme, however, the Government’s Fit for the Future Initiative provides extensive financial assistance to councils on their way to a stronger future in providing the services and infrastructure communities need. Please check the Fit for the Future website for further information.
For more information contact the Program Delivery Team, on LIRS@olg.nsw.gov.au or (02) 4428 4100.
- LIRS Project Management Portal