Councils and other organisations are being encouraged to apply for Round Two of the Australian government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Applications are now open for funding to support further job creation and economic growth in regional and rural Australia.
We are particularly keen to support local businesses and job creation, while also ensuring the needs of the community are met.
The fact the Building Better Regions Fund has two streams – Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments – means communities have even more flexibility in developing proposals.
The submissions for both streams are closing on December 19, 2017, and I encourage all eligible organisations to get their application in.
The program is designed to back projects that create further investment in the community.
Applicants should demonstrate how their project will drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live and foster partnerships across their community.
Infrastructure investment and planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in a community.
A clearly articulated regional aged care strategy, for instance, can have as big an impact on residents as building a new aged care facility in a single town.
When combined, both streams will encourage job creation, economic growth, and encourage social cohesion across Australia.
For more information on the fund, or to submit an application before closing, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund.