Grants cash

COCKBURN, Melville, Fremantle and East Fremantle councils will share in more than $8 million in federal grants announced this week.

Cockburn will receive $3.6 million, Melville $3.2m, Fremantle just over $1m and East Fremantle $233,413. The money is from a $2.3 billion national pool, of of which WA gets nearly $283m.

“Councils are free to spend this untied grant funding according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects,” says WA Liberal senator Linda Reynolds.

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