The $841.6 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.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
- Infrastructure Projects Stream
- Community Investments 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.
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.
Our region has been successful in securing the funding from BBRF over the first three rounds. Previous successful grant recipients from our region can be found below:
Three projects in our RDA region secured a total of $14,242,507 in funding under the Infrastructure Projects Stream and under the Community Investments Stream, eight projects in our region secured a total of $424,874 in funding.
Eleven projects in our RDA region secured a total of $673,809 in funding under the Community Investments Stream, enabling $798,204 of projects. Four projects in our RDA region secured a total of $1,477,192 in funding under the Infrastructure Projects stream.
Eight projects in our RDA region secured a total of $317,718 in funding, enabling $477,036 in projects, under the Community Infrastructure Stream and nine projects in our RDA region secured a total of $9,801,816 in funding, enabling $19, 433, 032 in projects, from the Infrastructure Projects Stream.
Round 4 closed on 19th December 2019. Details of successful applicants will be announced in 2020.