Regional Growth Fund applications close in two weeks

Councils have just two weeks left to apply for a portion of the Federal Government's $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund.

On 2 March 2018 the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the opening for initial applications to the fund.

The fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.

The merit criteria include creating jobs, driving economic growth and building stronger regional communities.

Projects must be located in an eligible area or, if the project is located in an excluded area, it must be clear how economic benefits would flow directly into an eligible area. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project or benefit location.

More information, including how to apply and other key documents, is available on the Department's website.

If you would like to learn more about regional opportunities and challenges, register to attend the Regional Cooperation and Development Forum where a Regional Showcase will highlight regional projects and initiatives.