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Building Better Regions Fund Open for Business


  ·         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

The Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams is urging organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund which will support further job creation and economic growth in rural and regional Australia.

Senator Williams said the Fund has two streams – Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments.

He said the Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.


The Community Investments Stream funds community building activities including new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities.

Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester said the Building Better Regions Fund 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, and planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in a community. A clearly articulated regional aged care strategy, for instance, can have as big an impact on residents as building a new aged care facility in a single town”.

“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

Media Contact : Greg Kachel  0428 253 560

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