The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program) which administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.  The objective of the LRCI Program is to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The intended outcomes of the LRCI Program are to:

  • provide stimulus to protect and create local short-term employment opportunities through
    funded projects following the impacts of COVID-19; and
  • deliver benefits to communities, such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual

West Arthur was successful in having the following nominated projects approved:



LRCI Funding

LRCI Round 1



Bowelling Duranillin, Darkan South, Moodiarrup-Changerrup roads - Centre line

Centre white line (Bowelling Dura - 36km; Moodiarrup Changerrup - 10km; Darkan South 10km).


Growden Place - Road Upgrades

Reseal and drainage. Material component only. Shire to cover labour and plant.


Lake Towerrinning Reseal entrance road and car parks



Darkan Swimming Pool Shade structure

Replace shade covering on pool shade structure


Lake Towerrinning Jetties

Major refurbishment works to one jetty and minor repairs to the other. Cost could be more. Possibly recreation reserve to partially fund.


Arthur River Hall Kitchen

Install a new kitchen in the old section of Arthur River Hall


Health and Resource Centre - Kitchen modifications

Modifications to kitchen in Health and Resource Centre to enable registration for food premises for catering


Darkan Sports Ground Seating

6 bench seats, 4 picnic tables.


Darkan Town Hall - kitchen

Additional fixtures and fittings for senior meals (oven, replace sink with something higher)


Moodiarrup Hall - Ceiling

Replace ceiling in supper room and kitchen


Darkan Railway Reserve Pump track

Construct new pump track


Darkan Caravan Park - Refurbishment Nissen Hut

Preservation and basic upgrade to allow use by visiting groups and cultural purposes


Darkan Sports Ground - Fountain

Water fountain plumbed at footy oval


Moodiarrup Complex - Ceiling

50% of cost to replace ceiling. Balance to be covered by Moodiarrup Complex.


Lake Playground upgrade

Play structure, Retaining and fencing


LRCI Round 2



Street seating Burrowes street

Install street seating near post office


Cricket Oval Infrastructure

Wicket shaving, mat replacement and practice net mats replaced


Potable water infrastructure

Installation of a tank and standpipe at Growden place


Shade shelters and Landscaping at Lake Towerrinning

Installation of new shade shelters at Lake Towerrinning


Darkan Railway Reserve

Installation of a new playground in the Darkan Railway Reserve


Resealing of Darkan South and Boyup Brook Arthur Road

Resealing of sections of these roads


LRCI Round 3



Darkan Railway Reserve Upgrade

Installation of new shade shelter and BBQ’s adjacent to the playground


Lake Towerrinning Upgrade Project

Extension to the boat ramp and installation of all access board walk and all access ramp to BBQ area.  Upgrade of old change rooms to all weather seating.


Darkan Swimming pool upgrade

Upgrade solar heating, install solar panels, install new toilet facility


Sports Precinct Power Upgrade

Install permanent generator and upgrade lighting fixtures to minimise power outages


Upgrade Moodiarrup Hall Toilets

Install new facilities at the Moodiarrup Hall toilets


LRCI Round 4 (Proposed Projects)



Darkan Railway Reserve Upgrade Project

Installation of playground for younger children, soft fall for playground


Installation of CCTV

Install CCTV cameras in railway reserve


Construction of Hillman Reserve Access Track

Undertake Aboriginal heritage Survey, construct a crossing over Hillman river, upgrade access track, install fencing


Glenorchy bridge

Repair abutment and banding on piles, and propping stringers on bridge


Clarke road



Darkan South Road

New Centre line marking


For photos and updates on these projects click here.