$200 million Building Better Regions Funding Round 3 opens
October 23, 2018
Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price encourages communities in the Durack electorate to apply for a share in $200 million under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Minister Price said the projects delivered under Round 3 will ensure regional and remote communities continue to thrive.
“We have had fantastic outcomes over the first two funding rounds of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and I expect Round 3 to deliver more of the same with up to $45 million earmarked to increase tourism,” Minister Price said
“Tourism is a major industry in many of our regional areas, and this investment in tourism-related infrastructure projects will draw more visitors to remote and regional Australia and the economic benefits they bring with them.
“In this third round we are investing a further $200 million – a clear indication of the Federal Government’s commitment to investing in projects that create jobs, build regional economies and ensure strong and resilient regional communities into the future.”
The Federal Member for Durack is urging communities in the region to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all sizes off the ground.
“This fund is dedicated to unlocking the economic potential in remote and regional Australia and I encourage all eligible organisations with a great project idea to apply for the third round of funding,” she said
Applications opened on 27 September 2018 and will close on 15 November 2018.
Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bbrf.
Total Grant funding of $200 million is available under BBRF Round Three through two funding streams:
• The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. To help regions unlock their tourism potential, a key priority for Round Three will be to help stimulate local economies by investing in the tourism sector through tourism-related infrastructure projects.
• The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities.