The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project location. There are two streams of funding available under the program:
Infrastructure Projects Stream
Community Investments Stream
Infrastructure Projects Stream The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Community Investments Stream The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities: new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. Infrastructure activities are not eligible for the Community Investments Stream.
Applications close at 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time on 19 December 2017. Announcement of successful projects is expected in 2018.
For more information visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund