LG aged-care providers to share $150m for upgrades and places

Councils providing residential aged care have won a share of $150 million in funding under the Commonwealth’s 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).

Seventy-two infrastructure projects have won on average about $2.1 million each in capital grant funding.

The 2020 ACAR also includes the allocation of over 4000 residential care places and more than 1000 short-term restorative care places worth a combined $380 million a year.

More than half of the new places have been allocated to regional and remote areas considered most in need.

There will be no further ACAR following the conclusion of this round. Click here for details of the successful providers.

In other funding news, Tasmania is getting $5.14 million in federal money to build new tourist attractions to boost local jobs and business opportunities.

About half the funding ($2.34 million) will be invested in eight projects in local government areas in the state’s north and east, including:

  • Wild Tamar Adventure Offering;
  • Table Cape Lightshow;
  • Riding the Mountain – mountain bike trail;
  • Blue Derby Green Flow Trail – mountain bike trail;
  • Heritage Interpretation – REASSIGN;
  • Bay of Fires Trail – mountain bike trail;
  • Bicheno Beams; and
  • Wild Mersey Trail, Sky Rider and Look Out.

The remainder ($2.8 million) will go to agricultural businesses to develop new tourism experiences

It’s the second tranche of Recovery for Regional Tourism (RRT) Program funding for Tasmania, with $6 million announced in May to promote the state as a premier winter tourist attraction.