Round one of Growing Regions program now open

Local governments can submit projects for the first round of the Federal Government’s new $600 million Growing Regions program with expressions of interest now open.

The program offers grants of between $500,000 and $15 million to local governments and not-for-profit organisations for capital works delivering community and economic infrastructure projects across regional and rural Australia.

The program – which involves a two-stage process to ensure projects meet requirements – will invest in critical regional infrastructure and community projects across regional and rural Australia through two $300 million funding rounds.

All councils are eligible for the Growing Regions program, or the new Thriving Suburbs program announced in the recent May Budget that will be open later this year.

Information about the Growing Regions program can be found on the website.