Building Better Regions Fund – Round 3

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Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast in partnership with Tony Pasin MP is actively encouraging local eligible organisations to apply for the latest funding of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.  $200 million is now available with $45 million earmarked for tourism related infrastructure projects nationally.

“With great success garnered from the previous round of applications, we saw the Robe Golf Club and the Mt Gambier Airport projects secure over $4.1 million in funds,” said RDALC Chair Peter Gandolfi. “We hope that this round will see even more success and encourage interested parties to get in touch to find out how to apply.”

To facilitate greatest uptake of the funds locally, Tony Pasin MP and RDALC invite all interested parties to attend 2 local workshops; the first in Mt Gambier on October 9 and the second in Naracoorte on October 10.

“These workshops will provide an outline of the application process, information about the assessment criteria and discuss how RDALC staff can support you to navigate the application process for best success,” said Mr Gandolfi.

“With two streams of funding available there are ample opportunities for local projects,” said Dr Elizabeth Perkins, Manager, Investment Attraction & Infrastructure.  “The Infrastructure Project Stream supports the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.  While the Community Investment Stream caters more for the community organisations with funds for new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities being eligible”.

To register for one of the workshops, people are encouraged to visit the Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast Facebook page or contact the RDALC office on (08) 87231 057.

Applications for the BBRF close 5pm AEDT on 15 November, 2018.

For further Information contact:-

Mr Peter Gandolfi, Chair

Mobile 0419 155 447

Date: 4 October 2018