Community groups and local councils are encourage to apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund, which is available for community and infrastructure projects in Queensland.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the fund is dedicated purely as an investment in opportunities across rural, regional and remote Australia.
“The Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is designed to invest in projects that will create the kinds of regional communities that our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to,” Minister Nash said.
“The BBRF will give communities the opportunity to think outside the square and show us the types of investments they believe will strengthen their local community and create jobs.
“Flexible, creative thinking can be a winning formula to receive funding, providing clear objectives are mapped out that show benefits for the region.”
LNP Senator for Queensland James McGrath said applications will be assessed in three categories depending on the size of the project – so small community projects are not competing against huge projects worth tens of millions.
“Queensland is our great state and we want to invest in the infrastructure, events and initiatives that we are passionate about and that we know will make a difference to our communities,” Senator McGrath said.
National Stronger Regions Fund projects from rounds 1-3 can be found here http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/NSRF/
Applications will close on Tuesday 28 February 2017 for the Infrastructure Projects Stream and Friday 31 March 2017 for the Community Investments Stream.
To register for an information session or to find out more visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf