Joint Media Release with Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester
- Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two
- Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments
- Applications close on 19 December 2017
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has urged organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications now open for funding to support further job creation and economic growth in regional and rural Australia.
Senator Scullion said the Territory had already benefited from Round One, with $10.1 million delivered toward 11 projects across the two streams.
“Round One funding in the NT included $3.6 million for tourism infrastructure on the Tiwi Lands, and $46,007 for a new BMX track at Nhulunbuy,” Senator Scullion said.
“It is projects like this that support local communities, businesses and job creation across the Northern Territory.”
“The fact that BBRF has two streams – Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments – means communities have even more flexibility in developing proposals. With submissions closing on 19 December 2017 for both streams, I encourage all eligible organisations to apply.”
Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester said the BBRF was designed to back projects that create further investment in the community.
“Applicants should demonstrate how their project will drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live and foster partnerships across their community,” Mr Chester said.
“Infrastructure investment, planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in a community.
“When combined, both streams will encourage job creation, economic growth, and encourage social cohesion across Australia.”
For more information on the Fund, or to submit an application, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund