Up to $10m available for regional funding projects

Up to $10m available for regional funding projects

Communities across Farrer are being invited to apply for a share in $200 million under the third round of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Local MP Sussan Ley said applications are now open to apply for funding of up to $10 million for either infrastructure or community projects which can provide new economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

“Once again our government is seeking to invest in projects which create jobs, build local economies and ensure rural Australia remains strong and vibrant into the future.”

“A component of this round ($45m) has been reserved for tourism-related infrastructure projects which can help draw more visitors to our region adding further important economic benefits.”

“Farrer has already benefited from previous rounds of the BBRF and I encourage any local organisation to check their eligibility to apply for a project which can benefit our community”,  Ms Ley said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the projects delivered under Round 3 will ensure regional and remote communities continue to thrive.

“In this third round we are investing a further $200 million – a clear indication of the Government’s commitment to investing in projects that create jobs, build regional economies and ensure strong and resilient regional communities into the future”, Mr McCormack said.

Applications for BBRF Round 3 open today and close on 15 November 2018 with full details here.