Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs)

The Financial Assistance Grants (FAG) received by Shoalhaven City council this financial year equated to $12,287K.  Of this, $6,217K, was a prepayment of the 18/19 financial year entitlement.  Council recognises the importance of the FAG funding source in delivering vital infrastructure and services to the local government area.

Due to the fact that FAG are not keeping pace with community demand, Councils are continually being asked to do more with less, which thereby affects Council's ability to provide efficient and effective infrastructure, effectively disadvantaging the community financially.