During its recent budget deliberations, the Federal Government reaffirmed the grants would not be increased in line with the Consumer Price Index and population increases until 2017-18.
Mr Pickard, who is also the Australian Local Government Association president, said reduced funding through the assistance grants could negatively affect the financial sustainability of the City and other local governments.
�This freeze on indexation of the fund pool was one of a number of external factors the City of Joondalup had to take into account when delivering its 2015-16 budget,� he said.
�While the City greatly appreciates the significant contribution the Commonwealth Government has provided through this funding stream towards infrastructure in our City over a number of years, the freeze on indexation continues to hurt the City and all local governments.�
In 2015-16, the City will receive about $5.7 million through the assistance grants.
About $2 million will be used to partly fund the City�s $6.7 million road resurfacing program while the remaining $3.5 million will go into general purposes funding.