Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments stream funding offers

The list of successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments stream for round one.

Applicant Organisation Project Name Project Description Project Location State Grant Approved Total Project Cost
Armidale Regional Council

Armidale Regional Airport - Strategic Plan for Growth and Development

Creation of a Strategic Plan for the Armidale Regional Airport to maximise economic growth and development in the region.

Armidale

NSW

$75,000

$150,000

Arts Mid North Coast

Opening Our HeARTS

Opening Our HeARTS will see dozens of artists open their studios across the Mid North Coast of NSW joined by up to 70 galleries, community arts groups and education institutions.

Bowraville

NSW

$14,500

$44,500

Berrima District Historical & Family History Society Inc

The Story Centre Berrima District Museum Digital Exhibition Gallery

The Society will develop ‘The Story Centre Digital Exhibition’ to be opened a new extension of the Berrima District Historical Museum. The project will allow for expanded future digital exhibitions.

Berrima

NSW

$20,648

$41,297

Byron Shire Council

Building Capacity in Byron's Community Halls

Collection and preparation of information relating to Byron Shire Council's twenty community halls resulting in a communications / marketing strategy with standardised facility and inventory plans for each venue.

Mullumbimby

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Central Coast Council

Central Coast Affordable Housing Strategy and innovative pilot project

The development of a Central Coast Affordable Housing Strategy and implementation of an innovation affordable/alternative housing partnership pilot.

Wyong

NSW

$50,000

$100,000

Central West Farming Systems Inc.

CWFS AgMarketing Skills Audit in Central West NSW

A skills and knowledge audit of farmers in the grain and livestock sectors in Central West NSW designed to direct priorities and inform the 'AgMarketing Project'.

Condobolin

NSW

$67,500

$90,000

Cessnock City Council

Cessnock City Skills Audit

Develop and utilise a survey instrument to gather data from business regarding skills shortages and training needs to develop training programs specific for job placement opportunities.

Cessnock

NSW

$15,000

$30,000

Coolamon Shire Council

Launch pads and modular pumptrack

Support for a local skate/bicycle/scooter facility for youth events in four regional towns.

Coolamon

NSW

$45,800

$91,600

Council Of The City Of Broken Hill

Community Hub Framework and Sustainable Mobility Solution

The project will provide a design framework to assist in Broken Hill's vision to be a Smart Community. The Sustainable Mobility Solution will guide decision makers to form educated spatial decisions (parking, walking, cycling and public transport) essential for a liveable community.

Broken Hill

NSW

$148,750

$297,500

Eastern Riverina Arts

Eastern Riverina Community Arts Venues Audit and Database

The project will audit regional arts and community venues to create industry standard venue specifications for touring arts/performing organisations to access.

Wagga Wagga

NSW

$19,350

$19,350

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Eurobodalla Tourism Signage Strategy

The development of a Tourism Signage Strategy to enhance the tourism appeal of the Eurobodalla Shire to simplify access for visitors to diverse locations, experiences and attractions, and lead to economic and social benefits associated with extended stays and expenditure.

Narooma

NSW

$50,000

$100,000

Forbes Shire Council

Developing a Strategic Plan for Agriculture in the Forbes Shire

The development of an agricultural strategic plan for the Forbes Shire to support existing and encourage new agricultural products and industries, explore new marketing and processing opportunities, maintain and upgrade infrastructure and the building of strong and dynamic partnerships.

Forbes

NSW

$70,000

$140,000

Griffith City Council

The Festival of Lights

A range of free community events called the ‘Festival of Lights’. The project aims to build capacity through community engagement and participation as well as encouraging the inclusion of all cultures and socio- economic backgrounds.

Griffith

NSW

$18,500

$18,500

Kiama Show Society Incorporated

Kiama Artisan Expo

Establish an Expo to showcase artisan equipment and products through competitions, workshops and commercial stalls.

Kiama

NSW

$16,000

$35,000

Lake Macquarie City Council

Repackaging our Past: A Lake Macquarie Story

A Heritage Asset and Visitor Engagement Strategy for the professional network of historical societies in Lake Macquarie. The strategy will feed into the development of a 'Heritage Interpretation' series of activities and events and a semi-permanent heritage exhibition.

Speers Point

NSW

$32,500

$65,500

Leeton Shire Council

Yanco and Whitton - Community Directed Placemaking

Leeton Shire Council has formed two new Town Improvement Committees (TICs) at the villages of Yanco and Whitton to develop a Community Directed Placemaking Plan.

Leeton

NSW

$15,000

$15,000

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc

Growth of Wingham Akoostik Music Festival through improved marketing

Growth of Wingham Akoostik Music Festival through the development of an improved marketing plan.

Wingham

NSW

$18,000

$20,000

Muswellbrook Shire Council

Blue Heeler Film Festival Expansion

Support for the expansion of the Blue Heeler Film Festival.

Muswellbrook

NSW

$30,000

$60,800

Nambucca Shire Council

Nambucca Valley Organic Farm Business Program

The project will provide the organic farmers in the Nambucca Valley region access to regional agribusiness and natural resource management experts and peer to peer learning. The project aims to increase employment and small business opportunities, boost regional production and help the valley attract new residents as an organic food hub.

Macksville

NSW

$19,252

$19,252

Norfolk Island Regional Council

Strengthening environmental governance Norfolk Island Regional Council

Engagement of specialist consultants to facilitate community engagement and develop an Environment Strategy that integrates and informs all related elements to achieve a consistent, measured and balanced approach to environmental planning, use and management for Norfolk Island.

Norfolk Island

NSW

$165,000

$220,000

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Skills Audit

Skills Audit to identify current strengths and future skills gaps within Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton.

Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Laurieton

NSW

$25,262

$50,524

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Neon Summer: A festival of inspired creative & cultural activity

A three month summer festival of performances, workshops and programmed events showcasing artists, designers and practitioners.

Port Macquarie

NSW

$19,102

$40,683

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Economic Development Strategy

The project will provide a vision, and strategies to inform investment decisions for the next 10 years for this newly amalgamated LGA.

Braidwood

NSW

$90,000

$180,000

Regional Arts New South Wales Ltd

ARTSTATE Lismore 2017

ARTSTATE Lismore is a two-day regional arts conference/festival to be held in Lismore that showcases the strength and diversity of NSW regional arts in partnership with local community.

Lismore

NSW

$90,000

$435,000

Shellharbour City Council

Shellharbour City Events Strategy and Community Toolkit

Development of and event strategy and community toolkit for Shellharbour that will enhance current events and attract new events.

Lake Illawarra

NSW

$15,000

$20,000

Snowy Valleys Council

Development of a Hume & Hovell Track Mountain Bike Trail Master Plan

Preparation of a master plan for mountain biking on the Hume and Hovell Track identifying opportunities for trail improvements.

Tumbarumba

NSW

$25,000

$50,000

Snowy Valleys Council

Snowy Valleys Economic Development Masterplan

Economic Development Masterplan developed through engagement with business and the wider community. The Masterplan will establish a vision and five year strategy for the region with emphasis on supporting new industries and building regional social identity.

Tumbarumba

NSW

$45,000

$90,000

The Council Of The Municipality Of Kiama

Kiama - Making a Great Place to Work, Rest and Play

A commercial market assessment and strategic plan will be undertaken to investigate food and beverage industry trends that can be adopted to reinvigorate the town centre of Kiama.

Kiama

NSW

$20,000

$40,000

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Upper Hunter Shire Council Aged and Disability Care Strategic Plan

Development of an aged and disability care strategic plan.

Merriwa

NSW

$19,430

$19,430

Wagga Wagga City Council

Fusion sustainability strategy

Strategic planning, consisting of research, analysis and assessment for the redevelopment of FUSION Festival, a yearly festival celebrating cultural diversity in Wagga Wagga, from its current format to a sustainable Regional Festival.

Wagga Wagga

NSW

$18,400

$18,400

Warrigal Care

Club Connect

The formation of a membership model entitled ‘Club Connect’ which links people over the age of 65 years within the Illawarra Region to local businesses and suppliers of lifestyle and leisure products and services.

Albion Park Rail

NSW

$68,500

$137,000

Youth Action & Policy Assn (NSW) Inc

Building Armidale's Young Social Entrepreneurs

A pilot workshop to engage young people from the Armidale region to participate with local organisations and businesses to develop entrepreneurial ideas to address social issues and establish a community of support.

Armidale

NSW

$16,905

$16,905

Australian Women in Agriculture (AWIA) Limited

AgendHER Plus - Remote, Regional and Ready for Boards

A course consisting of four webinars and one face to face session to assist women in the agricultural sector with board and governance preparedness.

Orange, Port Lincoln, Rockhampton, Wangaratta

NSW SA QLD VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Armidale Regional Council

The Regions Cooperative: Delivering lasting value to rural Australia

The development of a Strategic Plan, incorporating the development of best practice’ methodologies for maximizing social and economic returns using two regionally located private sector case studies.

New England, Chillagoe

NSWQLD

$108,000

$144,000

Barkly Regional Arts Inc

Desert Harmony Festival - Creature Comforts

An annual festival in its 28th year, the project will expand the tourism, volunteer and audience operations to create better experiences for audiences. The project will also expand the mentoring delivery to local artists.

Tennant Creek

NT

$90,000

$179,750

Barkly Regional Council

Barkly Regional Council Community Waste Management Strategy

Development of waste management strategy in the very remote communities of Ampilatwatja, Elliott, Ali Curung, Wutunugurra and Alpurrurulam. The Strategies will include master plans for each community's waste facility, action plans and estimated costs.

Ampilatwatja, Elliott, Ali Curung, Wutunugurra, Alpurrurulam

NT

$161,250

$215,000

Nhulunbuy Bicycle Motocross Club Inc

Better BMX Track for the Future (BBTF)

Support for an all-season race track at Nhulunbuy BMX Club to provide year-round events and to hold the NT BMX Titles in 2018.

Nhulunbuy

NT

$46,007

$61,343

Tracks Inc

Milpirri 30 Year Celebration Festival

Milpirri, a celebration of Warlpiri culture through dance and music. This project focuses on two areas which are central to the 30 Year celebration: the Banners project and the making of Milpirri artefacts.

Lajamanu

NT

$61,560

$93,866

Burdekin Shire Council

Burdekin Tourism Strategy

Development of a tourism strategy that will outline the strategic direction for Burdekin Shire Council to plan and develop tourism opportunities for the period 2017-2022.

Ayr

QLD

$15,000

$20,000

Burke Shire Council

North West Queensland Quarry Management Strategy

Collaborative procurement by the NW Queensland Roads and Regional Transport Group comprised of nine LGAs to develop a co‑ordinated management strategy for quarry and gravel pits across the region.

Burketown

QLD

$50,400

$67,200

Burke Shire Council

Burke Shire Economic Development Strategy

Development of a community-consulted economic development strategy for the Burke Shire.

Burketown

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation Inc

Building a Better Burnett - Improving Business Prosperity and Practice

Delivery of a series of information sessions to provide networking opportunities and information on business development and innovation. The project will target established and start-up businesses and produce a project evaluation report.

Murgon

QLD

$25,000

$50,379

Cairns Regional Council

Youth Urban Art Project

The project will provide youth created urban artworks at four recreational spaces. The project will seek to build youth pathways for economic participation by building technical skills, connections with business and personal skills development.

Gordonvale

QLD

$65,000

$130,000

Carpentaria Shire Council

Strategic Business Plan for the Mutton Hole Conservation park

Undertake community and key stakeholder consultation and develop a Strategic Management Plan to identify culturally and environmentally sensitive tourism opportunities for the Mutton Hole Conservation Park.

Normanton

QLD

$24,474

$36,710

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

A strategic plan to support events & activities around the Tully River

Development of a strategic plan to deliver activities and events based around the Tully River and Gorge.

Cardstone

QLD

$40,000

$60,000

Central Highlands Development Corporation Limited

Gigs & Digs Festival: Strategic Planning & Capability Development

The project will produce a suite of documents to guide the evolution of the Central Highlands Gigs and Digs Festival, which commenced in 2005. The expanded event, will develop the capability of regional leaders.

Emerald

QLD

$14,950

$29,900

Central Highlands Regional Council

Central Highlands Seniors Week - Healthy Active Ageing

A Seniors Week event to celebrate the many contributions Seniors make to our regional community, promote healthy active ageing and encourage inter-generational cross-collaboration. The event will include additional elements to capture a wider audience and increased participation.

Blackwater

QLD

$18,000

$40,000

Central Highlands Regional Council

National Youth Week Event (Central Highlands, Qld)

Central Highlands Regional Council will host a premier National Youth Week event to showcase and celebrate the positive contributions young people make to the regional community.

Emerald

QLD

$12,000

$20,000

Dalby Welcoming Community Inc.

Dalby on the Catwalk

Dalby on the Catwalk will be a professionally organised multicultural fashion parade and cultural scarf tying workshop which will form part of the Dalby Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival.

Dalby

QLD

$14,250

$14,250

Diamantina Shire Council

Strategic Development Plan for the Diamantina Shire Council

Preparation of a comprehensive strategic development plan for the Diamantina Shire Council.

Bedourie

QLD

$43,200

$48,000

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Sail Hervey Bay 2018 - International A Class Catamaran World Titles

Support for two events in November 2018: the International A Class Catamaran National Titles; and the International A Class Catamaran World Titles.

Torquay

QLD

$54,420

$109,481

Greater Whitsunday Alliance Limited

Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan

To develop a strategic plan for the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac (MIW) region which will provide a coordinated approach to identify opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

Mackay, Moranbah

QLD

$55,000

$110,000

Gulf Cattleman's Association

BeefUp Karumba

A two day beef industry forum, trade show and networking activities with a focus on workplace health and safety, planning and markets.

Karumba

QLD

$30,000

$42,000

Gulf Savannah Development Inc

Gulf Savannah Regional Waste Strategy

This project will develop a regional waste strategy for Carpentaria, Burke and Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Councils to provide a framework for greater regional collaboration in waste management and identify opportunities for remote local government agencies to improve compliance, environmental and community outcomes.

Normanton

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Gympie Chamber Of Commerce Inc

Kick Start - Gympie Regional Business and Innovation Summit

The Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Gympie Regional Council, will deliver a one-day business summit from which the Chamber will develop a series of workshops and business events and a plan to facilitate business leadership and growth.

Gympie

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Gympie Regional Council

Rush Festival

A strategic plan, business plan and marketing plan to redevelop the historic Gympie Gold Rush Festival followed by support for the delivery of the revised format as a key part of the region's RUSH Festival, (a platform for the delivery of multiple events).

Gympie

QLD

$75,000

$150,000

Just Us Theatre Ensemble

Changing Young Indigenous Lives Through Theatre

Develop, write and perform Indigenous stories with positive messages to ten schools and communities in far north Queensland. Teach young children how to create their own positive stories and perform them.

Bamaga

QLD

$87,389

$286,706

Kilkivan Great Horseride Association Inc

Kilkivan Great Horse Ride Festival ...stay another day....

Expanding the annual and historic Kilkivan Great Horse Ride event to create a five day community festival in 2018 that will attract a larger, more diverse population of spectators and participants to this iconic 32 year old rural event and deliver greater economic, social and cultural benefits for the region.

Kilkivan

QLD

$13,899

$13,899

Livingstone Shire Council

Capricorn Coast Region Business and Industry Mapping Project

Development of a comprehensive business and industry mapping report for the Capricorn Coast region.

Yeppoon

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Livingstone Shire Council

Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy

Development of a strategy to promote the use of digital technology by business and the community.

Yeppoon

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Horticultural Production in the Lockyer Valley - Research Project

Development of a report on the horticultural production industry within the Lockyer Valley Region. The report will provide accurate baseline statistics, a greater understanding of the industry, and guidance for future planning and decision making to the Council, industry/community groups and local producers.

Gatton

QLD

$15,000

$20,000

Mackay Regional Council for Social Development Ltd.

Strengthening Communities - Realising the Vision

Improving governance through a training and mentoring program; disseminating and skill development in the use of the Regionalising Social Infrastructure Protocols for communication and collaboration partnerships.

Mackay

QLD

$50,000

$105,000

Mackay Regional Council for Social Development Ltd.

Strategic Planning Stronger Governance for WIM Community organisations

A governance training workshops, ‘Better Governance for Community Services organisations’, across the Whitsunday/Isaac/ Mackay (WIM) region.

Mackay

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Inc

Isa Rodeo Hall of Fame

To collect, preserve and share Mount Isa's Rodeo's unique history through a multimedia gallery that will be situated within the Outback at Mount Isa's Visitor Centre. The project will be completed by April 2018 and its gala opening will be the inaugural event of the Rodeo's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

Mount Isa

QLD

$130,000

$250,000

Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council

Western Cape Cultural Festival

The inaugural weekend festival to showcase Indigenous culture, skills and products in the Western Cape region.

Napranum

QLD

$100,000

$100,000

Noosa Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Inc.

Noosa Capacity Building Framework, Digital Tool, and Pitch Event

Development of an evidence-based capacity-building framework and an interactive digital tool designed to aid users in project execution. The project will include a regional project pitch event with 12-week incubation opportunity.

Sunshine Beach

QLD

$19,500

$19,500

Noosa Shire Council

Floating Land 2017

Support for additional elements to be added to the Floating Land Festival. A festival held over a period of five weeks focussing on environmental sustainability to promote the regions of Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay.

Tewantin

QLD

$47,425

$146,850

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council

2018 Cultural Festival - Northern Peninsula Area

Host the 2018 “Keep the Flame of Culture Burning” cultural festival, showcasing the culture and heritage of the five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities within the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council area.

Bamaga

QLD

$100,000

$150,000

Palm Island Aboriginal Council

Palm Island Didge Fest

Delivery of 'Palm Island Didge Fest', a music and cultural festival being showcased over three days and two nights as part of the April 2018 centenary commemorations of Palm Island.

Palm Island

QLD

$135,000

$180,000

Queensland Murray-Darling Committee Inc.

Fishing for our Region's future

This project will assist regional communities improve recreational fishing opportunities by working on strategies to improve the native fishing experience across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.

Condamine

QLD

$19,725

$19,725

Red Earth Community Foundation South Burnett Limited

Building a Stronger South Burnett

Deliver four skills and development events and conduct two study trips to build local leadership capacity.

Durong

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Eat Local Scenic Rim Interactive Platform and Volume 2 Cookbook

Development of an online platform to complement the existing Eat Local Week Event, featuring local producers and businesses, enabling consumers to create their own local food adventure.

Boonah

QLD

$80,000

$160,000

Southern Downs Regional Council

Southern Downs and Granite Belt Tourism - Target Market Research

To conduct critical research into the regional growth markets to develop tourism products and marketing strategies. It will seek to identify motivators for consumers to purchase products, and the channels to get to those markets. The project will identify consumer trends and consumer behaviours.

Warwick

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

The Dr Edward Koch Foundation Limited

Cape York Life Program Suicide Awareness & Prevention Workshops

Delivery of eleven culturally appropriate workshops to very remote communities across cape York.

Bamaga

QLD

$39,562

$52,750

The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated

Fraser Coast Regional Social Plan

Development of a Social Plan for Fraser Coast Regional Council Region reflecting the demographic and social issues of the area and providing strategies to address these through an implementation plan and redevelopment of the ‘Our Fraser Coast’ website as an interactive site.

Hervey Bay

QLD

$15,000

$30,000

Volunteering Sunshine Coast Incorporated

Volunteer to Career - For Mature Aged and Women Returning to Work

Delivery of four information sessions across the Sunshine Coast, discussing the opportunities for volunteering and the opportunities and challenges facing mature aged jobseekers and how to overcome them.

Coolum Beach

QLD

$5,652

$5,652

Western Downs Regional Council

WEstern DOwns Food and Fibre Festival

A free community festival that celebrates the contribution of local agricultural and creative industries by showcasing the end products in the form of a signature dish competition, fashion show, artisan workshops and markets.

Dalby

QLD

$25,000

$50,000

Whitsunday Regional Council

Whitsunday Clipper Carnival

A week-long festival incorporating a sailing race.

Airlie Beach

QLD

$200,000

$400,000

Winton Shire Council

Winton Shire Tourism and Economic Development Strategy

Development of a Tourism and Economic Development Plan and Waltzing Matilda Centre Business Plan for the Winton Shire.

Winton

QLD

$46,350

$61,800

A.M.Y. Nominees Pty Ltd

A.M.Y. Nominees Charitable Trust Strategic Plan

Development of a strategic plan to guide direction with the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation for economic and social development over the next three to five years.

Coober Pedy

SA

$20,000

$20,000

Adelaide Hills Council

Gumeracha Main Street Master Plan

Development of a design Master Plan for Gumeracha's main street.

Gumeracha

SA

$20,000

$20,000

Adelaide Hills Council

Digital Knowledge Bank for the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid

The establishment of a digital knowledge bank (DKB) platform for strategic planning and information sharing for the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage collaborative bid.

Gumeracha

SA

$40,000

$80,000

Central Local Government Region of South Australia Inc

Yorke and Mid North Regional Leadership Program

A Regional Leadership Course comprised of four group learning modules, a group research project and structured mentoring from a regional mentor.

Clare

SA

$16,000

$20,000

Coober Pedy Retail Business & Tourism Association Inc

Coober Pedy Strategic Marketing Plan

Develop a Strategic Marketing Plan for Coober Pedy.

Coober Pedy

SA

$46,000

$46,000

Destination Riverland Incorporated

Riverland Ambassadors' Programme (RAP)

To recruit and train ambassadors located in and near the area to build awareness of the Riverland, foster local pride and increase tourism.

Berri

SA

$20,000

$20,000

District Council Of Mount Remarkable

Melrose Caravan Park Expansion Study

Conduct a research study and make recommendations to guide the expansion of the Melrose Caravan Park.

Melrose

SA

$18,000

$20,000

District Council Of Mount Remarkable

Rail Trail Development Research Study

Development of a plan, designs and recommendations to complete unfinished sections of a walking and cycling track on disused railway lines within the District Council of Mount Remarkable, finishing the Southern Flinders Rail Trail from Yacka to Wilmington. Completion of the trail will link several towns in the area and result in a multi-use trail.

Melrose

SA

$18,000

$20,000

District Council Of The Copper Coast

Copper Coast Economic Development and Marketing Plan

Strategic Planning for tourist sector of the economy and employment generation.

Kadina

SA

$50,000

$100,000

Eyre Futures Incorporated

Tod Reservoir A Master Plan for a Community Reserve

Investigate and develop a Master Plan for a reserve that identifies key development opportunities.

Port Lincoln

SA

$19,800

$19,800

Kangaroo Island Council

Kangaroo Island Growth Project

Development of strategies that will drive regional planning and expand regional leadership capabilities through leadership courses and workshops.

Kingscote

SA

$155,300

$235,300

Livestock SA Incorporated

Development of a South Australian Beef Cattle Industry Blueprint

Develop a beef blueprint for the South Australian beef cattle industry to grow in a strategic and coordinated fashion.

Lucindale

SA

$30,000

$60,000

South Australian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc

Regional Chamber Collaboration Project

The Business SA Regional Collaboration Project will support SA business and industry, drive membership growth, job growth, and business confidence through cross collaboration with Regional Chambers of Commerce.

Port Lincoln

SA

$63,150

$126,300

South Australian Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum

SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum Strategic Business Plan 2017-2027

Development of a strategic plan, business plan, funding strategy and marketing strategy to support establishing and operating a fire fighters museum.

Naracoorte

SA

$18,750

$19,250

The National Trust Of South Australia

Preserving Our Past and Promoting Our Future

A mentoring team will work with Riverland branches of the NTSA to develop the professional and leadership skills of heritage volunteers. Each branch will develop a project for improving existing heritage assets and the development and promotion of new heritage tourism experiences.

Renmark, Ramco, Cobdogla

SA

$9,024

$12,032

Tourism Barossa Incorporated

Barossa Gourmet Seasons Program

Rebranding the Barossa Gourmet Weekend event to create the Barossa Gourmet Seasons Program, a series of quarterly events (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) to promote the region's produce at different times of the year and attract year round tourism to the Barossa Valley and South Australia.

Barossa Valley

SA

$42,000

$84,000

Cradle Coast Authority

Development of the Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan

Creation of a Strategic Plan for the Cradle Coast in Tasmania that aims to sustainably grow the regional economy by improving its productivity and competitiveness.

Burnie

TAS

$80,000

$160,000

Flinders Council

Flinders Business Economic and Social Structural Review

Socio-economic analysis, review and report of aspects of the operation of Flinders and Cape Barren Island and other islands in the Furneaux Group.

Whitemark

TAS

$52,500

$70,000

Geeveston Community Centre Inc

The Southern Food and Fire Festival

A large-scaled themed festival in Spring, called the Southern Food and Fire Festival that is focused upon the cultivation of local food and learning experiences and bringing the community together to celebrate the return of summer after Tasmania's cold winter.

Geeveston

TAS

$19,987

$19,987

Hobart City Mission Inc

Youth Employment & Retainment in the South Midlands Council Area

A strategic plan to address the issues of youth unemployment and disengagement in the South Midlands area through community engagement through phased initiatives to achieve the goals of the strategic plan.

Oatlands

TAS

$20,000

$20,000

Junction Arts Festival Inc

Junction Arts Festival Pop Up Performance Venue

Support for performance and visual arts activities at the Junction Arts Festival.

Launceston

TAS

$24,500

$49,000

The Unconformity Inc.

Asset Acquisition Strategy for events in remote Western Tasmania

This project will see an Asset Acquisition Strategy to store event production and management equipment in the region, avoiding expensive recurring costs of hiring and transporting equipment.

Queenstown

TAS

$41,250

$55,000

Waratah-Wynyard Council

Economic and Community Building in North West Tasmania

Skills audit and strategic planning to identify initiatives to improve social and economic conditions in the Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head municipalities.

Wynyard

TAS

$19,400

$19,900

Buloke Shire Council

Building Buloke 2030

A project to deliver an integrated community planning process and develop uniform community plans for ten rural townships.

Wycheproof

VIC

$90,000

$120,000

Central Goldfields Shire Council

Central Goldfields Short Flicks Festival

Short Film Festival including locally produced films and workshops for local youth in digital storytelling, film writing and production.

Maryborough

VIC

$70,000

$140,000

Colac Otway Shire

Colac Otway Shire Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy

Evidence-based plan outlining infrastructure priorities & traffic management strategies, including development and implementation of Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Plan, Environmental Scanning and Research and Development of the Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy.

Apollo Bay

VIC

$75,000

$150,000

Colac Otway Shire

Colac Otway Economic Development Strategy

Development of an Economic Development Strategy that will articulate Council's vision, objectives and actions for economic development to plan for and facilitate economic growth and prosperity for the Shire.

Colac

VIC

$25,000

$50,000

Community Leadership Loddon Murray Inc

Community Leadership - 21 and Beyond

A two-day community leadership summit.

Bendigo

VIC

$15,000

$30,000

Cooinda Terang Inc

Terang and Region Financial Services Needs Analysis

The Terang and Region Financial Services Needs Analysis will review the financial, postal and other services in Terang to determine local community and business need, the impact of the loss of these services, processes to retain and/or attract them and potential benefits to the community.

Terang

VIC

$16,400

$19,400

Cultivate Agribusiness Central Highlands Inc

Cultivate Agribusiness - Agrifeast

Agrifeast is a formal daytime event which will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the Victorian Central Highlands region and celebrate the produce, people and future potential of the region.

Dean

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Daylesford Community Child Care Centre Inc

Learning Together

Learning Together is an education based project that is designed to gather the community and early educators in accessing training and resources to create a shared understanding on how to support our growing children, including delivery of three community sessions.

Daylesford

VIC

$5,200

$5,200

East Gippsland Food Cluster Inc

Extracting value from Gippsland's waste and surplus vegetables

Delivery of a study on the opportunity for extracting more value from vegetable biomass across Gippsland's nutraceutical and functional food markets; and delivery of at least two briefing events for regional leaders.

Morwell

VIC

$19,975

$19,975

East Gippsland Landcare Network Incorporated

Invasive Aliens in East Gippsland - countering pest plants & animals

A field day event which is designed to draw attention to threats posed to the agricultural sector by invasive species and enlist people to support ongoing action at a local level.

Bairnsdale

VIC

$12,250

$12,250

East Gippsland Shire Council

One Place One Plan: A different way of working with our communities

A strategic plan to address social and economic issues affecting three rural and remote areas, creating an individual blueprint for each.

Cann River

VIC

$75,000

$100,000

Geelong Chamber Of Commerce

Establishment of the Barwon South West Regional Business Council

A project to establish and map out a framework for the establishment, ongoing sustainability and governance arrangement of a regional business council. Deliver a regional business summit to bring regional businesses and potentially key government representatives together.

Geelong

VIC

$19,500

$20,000

Greater Bendigo City Council

Bendigo Regional digital tourism mentoring program

A tailored regional development program designed to grow the digital capacity of small and micro sized tourism businesses throughout the Bendigo tourism region.

Bendigo

VIC

$25,000

$50,000

Into Our Hands Community Foundation

Give where we live | Introducing philanthropy to Wangaratta

An information program and a small grants round to introduce the community foundation concept to the Wangaratta region.

Wangaratta

VIC

$18,000

$18,000

Loddon Shire Council

Suicide prevention-it's everyone’s business. Rural strategies that work.

An inaugural Regional Suicide Prevention Conference targeting mental health and suicide prevention practitioners from across the Loddon Mallee region in Victoria. The forum will focus on suicide prevention strategies that have proven successful within a rural context.

Inglewood

VIC

$15,700

$17,900

Moira Shire Council

Sun Country Food and Wine Festival 2018

Coordination and marketing for a regional festival that integrates with a city event.

Cobram

VIC

$10,000

$20,000

Murray Dairy

Accelerating Transition For Stronger Dairy Communities

This project aims to accelerate regional economic returns by building dairy community resilience and capacity in areas of financial management, leadership and farm business transition.

Cohuna

VIC

$200,000

$445,000

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka Ltd

HUL Ballarat Digital Showcase, Global Leaders Lab, Community Toolkit

This project creates a digital showcase and community toolkit about HUL Ballarat for a global and local audience of community leaders. Using an online documentary as a springboard, the community toolkit will use a community co-design process at a global leadership lab filled with regional leadership representatives and international guests.

Ballarat

VIC

$17,993

$19,993

Parklands Albury Wodonga Limited

Pilot a Supported Four Day Upper Murray Horse Trail Ride

A four day horse riding trail pilot ride and the preparation of the horse trail prior to event including installation of gates and clearing of tracks.

Shelley

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Central Murray Regional Transport Forum Regional Strategy

Development of a Regional Strategy to enable each of the seven regional municipal members to work with industry providers, the community and regional partners to identify priority transport projects that will protect, enhance and improve regional transport links.

Swan Hill

VIC

$35,000

$70,000

Upstart Entrepreneurial Challenge Limited

Building an Entrepreneurial Community

Two entrepreneurial community innovation workshops for business, community groups, educators and young people to explore the benefits and practical means to build innovative entrepreneurial communities.

Rippleside

VIC

$17,950

$18,950

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee Inc

Resilient Women Leading Change

The project is a women empowering boot camp, including a series of training programs to help women source and nominate for awards and build capacity of young rural women.

Narraport

VIC

$18,500

$19,500

Bruce Rock Parents & Citizens Association

Bruce Rock High School True Blue Dreaming Mentor Program Evaluation

An in-depth evaluation of the Bruce Rock Student Mentoring program. The collation, analyses of data and objective assessment of the program will also underpin the development and future funding of a cohesive mentoring model that could be implemented across High Schools in remote regions throughout Australia.

Bruce Rock

WA

$16,500

$16,500

Bunbury Harvey Regional Council

Scrap Battle Recycled Art Competition

An art competition aimed at primary and high school youth to create sculptures from recycled materials, to be held across six council areas concluding with a public exhibition and awards night.

Bunbury

WA

$20,000

$20,000

Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc

Changemakers Festival

A conference, aimed at approximately 200 people aged between 16-22 years of age. Young leaders will be selected to participate in a 10 week mentoring program where they will work on projects related to social and cultural change and employment skills with the focus on the south west community region.

Bunbury

WA

$14,000

$20,000

City Of Albany

Anzac Albany 2018

A commemorative and community program marking the final year of the Centenary of Anzac in Albany. The program runs from April to November and includes memorial services, festivals and an event hub.

Yakamia

WA

$395,000

$790,000

City Of Greater Geraldton

Wind on Water Festival (WoW Fest)

Wind and water sports festival in Geraldton.

Geraldton

WA

$80,000

$189,080

City Of Wanneroo

It's all about Play

Delivery of an active and child-centred program designed to increase the understanding of the importance of play in early childhood development, including delivery of 5 hands-on sessions.

Two Rocks

WA

$19,000

$19,000

City Of Wanneroo

Wandjoo Festival: Celebrating Aboriginal Culture, Community & Business

The festival will showcase Aboriginal musicians, artists, dancers, storytellers and bush tucker experts will provide an opportunity for the community to gain an understanding of Aboriginal businesses and support services.

Yanchep

WA

$19,500

$19,500

Esperance Community Arts Inc

Esperance Arts and Culture Trail (EACT)

The Esperance Arts and Cultural Trail will develop opportunities for greater participation of Esperance artists, art groups and arts businesses in tourism networks in local and neighbouring regions.

Esperance

WA

$20,000

$20,000

Form Building A State Of Creativity Inc.

PUBLIC Train and Silo Trail Project

Development of a cultural tourism trail across key regions of WA's south/east that transforms significant Western Australian infrastructural icons into artworks, enabling regional communities to reap economic and social benefits.

Newdegate

WA

$280,000

$880,000

Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra Limited

Linking Martu with job opportunities in the Western Desert

An analysis of population movements in and out of Parnngurr and systemic barriers to working. A skills audit of adult community members and employment plan. A cost-benefit analysis of employing a community facilitator to work across the service providers operating in remote communities.

Newman

WA

$19,500

$19,500

Karratha Business Enterprise Centre Incorporated

AICD Governance Training Course

Delivery of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Governance Foundations for NFP Directors course to be offered in Karratha providing opportunity for local NFP board members to participate in this valuable course developing local capacity.

Karratha

WA

$22,500

$30,000

Karratha Business Enterprise Centre Incorporated

Pilbara Women's Network Event Series

The Pilbara Women's Network Event Series supports women working in the Pilbara through business events. These events provide professional development, showcasing services/products and support business diversification, resilience and community development.

Karratha

WA

$75,000

$100,000

Midwest Sports Federation

Mid West Sports Tourism Project

The Mid West Sports Tourism Project involves the collection of economic impact data from sporting events in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, over a 12 month period to develop a strategic sport tourism plan.

Meekatharra

WA

$125,000

$166,900

Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation

Spinifex Cultural Tourism

The project will assist the community to establish an Aboriginal cultural tourism enterprise.

Laverton

WA

$100,000

$100,000

Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrey (Aboriginal Radio) Aboriginal Corporation

Halls Creek Band Nights

A series of music events bringing together Indigenous musicians and artists to be filmed and recorded. The project will bring the local community together to support and develop local indigenous musical talent.

Halls Creek

WA

$13,000

$48,000

Shire Of Chittering

Muchea Employment Node Coordinated Implementation Project

A prospectus, that when implemented, will create a better place to live and work, and maximise the potential of the Muchea Employment Node, leading to a sustainable and active regional economy.

Bindoon

WA

$120,563

$243,003

Shire Of Katanning

Katanning Business Activation Project

A joint project between the Shire of Katanning and the Katanning Regional Business Association to engage in business development and activation activities as well as create a business centre to support, mentor and train new and start-up businesses.

Katanning

WA

$20,000

$20,000

South Coast Natural Resource Management Incorporated

Southern Prospects 2018 to 2023

A revised South Coast Regional Strategy to guide natural resource management on the south coast of Western Australia.

Jerramungup

WA

$74,238

$99,238

South West Catchments Council

Talkin' Soil Health 2018 conference

Funding for two keynote speakers to attend structured conferences and facilitate practical workshops on biological controls and solutions to promote crop yields and control pests and disease. This will happen over three consecutive conferences in seven days at three locations, with the aim of increasing knowledge and skills for adopting innovative and sustainable agricultural practices.

Katanning

WA

$26,160

$54,110

Southern Edge Arts Incorporated

RISK Youth Circus Project

An annual program of weekly circus skills workshops for at risk, indigenous youths, with ongoing mentorship and performance opportunities for young participants. Twelve weeks of mask making and stencil art workshops to increase emotional literacy around anger and family violence, resulting in a public art project in the city centre.

Albany

WA

$57,376

$150,714

Toodyay Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Inc

Let's BRAND and then MARKET Toodyay - Strategic Brand & Market Plan

Develop a Strategic Brand and Marketing plan for Toodyay, including strategic interpretation, developing the strategic partnerships plan and the Toodyay Marketing Strategy.

Toodyay

WA

$15,600

$15,600

West Midlands Group Incorporated

Developing an unifying regional brand for the West Midlands region

A strategic project to develop a unifying regional brand for farmers and suppliers in the West Midlands region of Western Australia.

Dandaragan

WA

$20,000

$20,000

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation

Kandiwal Community Learning Centre

Developing a strategic business case to support a dedicated educational and learning facility for members of the Kandiwal Community. The project includes a learning facility that facilitates and enhances participation in educational curriculums, self-paced online training programs, bridging courses and tertiary programs.

Kununurra

WA

$32,100

$43,009

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