Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments stream funding offers - Round 3

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

Applicant Organisation Project Name Project Description Project Location State Grant Approved Total Project Cost

District Council Of Karoonda East Murray

Karoonda East Murray Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

The project will deliver a strategy for economic and tourism development in the Karoonda and Murraylands region, resulting in greater investment and employment opportunities to reverse the trend in population and economic decline.

Karoonda

SA

$20,000

$20,000

Great Southern Centre For Outdoor Recreation Excellence Limited

Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan

The project will deliver a Regional Trails Master Plan for the Great Southern region of WA over a ten year period. The Plan will outline an infrastructure development program for a wide range of trail experiences suited to different user groups across the region.

Albany

WA

$129,482

$347,355

Cessnock City Council

Cessnock City Economic Development Strategy & Business Opportunities

The project will develop a suite of Strategic and Action Planning documents towards economic growth and community development in the Cessnock LGA in the Hunter Valley NSW. The five plans will address economic growth, profile business opportunities, tourism development, an agribusiness cluster initiative and improved coordination for three CBD areas.

Cessnock

NSW

$50,000

$98,000

Shire Of Lake Grace

Astrotourism Towns

The project will deliver six community stargazing events, and a plan to develop a stargazing tourism trail, to grow astrotourism events and businesses, in the Wheatbelt and Mid-west regions.

Lake Grace

WA

$36,000

$48,000

Kangaroo Island Industry And Brand Alliance

KANGAROO ISLAND GROWTH PROJECT STAGE 2

The project will deliver a Tourism, Food and Beverage Expo, a Regional Events Bid Strategy and programs to increase leadership capability, capacity and strategic growth on Kangaroo Island.

Kingscote

SA

$135,000

$180,000

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise

Study of Post School Pathways For Blue Mountains Youth - Opportunities

The project will develop research on post-school pathways for the Blue Mountains’ local youth in order to develop and inform the strategic planning around economic and labour force engagement in the region.

Katoomba

NSW

$19,998

$19,998

North East Victoria Tourism Board Inc.

Ride High Country Signage Strategy

The project will deliver a strategy focused on developing cycle tourism signage that is consistent across the region, as well as improving the cycle experience through enhanced safety and access.

Beechworth

VIC

$50,000

$100,000

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Fraser Coast Events Strategy 2019 - 2023

The project will develop a five year Fraser Coast events strategic plan to help maximise community participation, guide future investment decisions and identify sustainable economic/social opportunities for the Fraser Coast region.

Torquay

QLD

$20,000

$40,000

Burnett Catchment Care Association

Inland Burnett: SMART Audit and Strategic Gap Analysis

The project will deliver a regional resource audit and strategic gap analysis of Inland Burnett farming resources and identify impediments farmers face in accessing these resources.

North & South Burnett Regions

QLD

$99,547

$119,547

Palm Island Aboriginal Council

Palm Island Aquaculture Industry Development Strategy

The project will commission external consultants to prepare a Strategic Plan for sustainable aquaculture ventures and operations for Palm Island. The Strategic Plan will identify aquaculture models that are commercially feasible, culturally appropriate and economically and socially sustainable.

Palm Island

QLD

$45,000

$60,000

Livingstone Shire Council

Invest Capricorn Coast Region Business and Investment Attraction Plan

The project will deliver a strategic plan that will inform the Livingstone Shire Council regarding economic development and investment attraction for businesses in the region.

Yeppoon

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

City Of Victor Harbor

Fleurieu Cruise Ship and Boating Tourism Planning Study

The project will develop a Fleurieu Cruise Ship and Boating Tourism Study.

Victor Harbor

SA

$20,000

$20,000

City Of Darwin

Creative Enterprise Skills for Public Artists - Workshop Series

The project will deliver a series of workshops and events to assist emerging Darwin mural artists to successfully deliver commissioned art projects through developing their capacity to run creative enterprises, facilitate community art projects and create art at scale in public spaces. The project will include mentorship programs, art workshops and community events at the Darwin Fringe Festival and the Seabreeze Festival.

Darwin City

NT

$45,000

$90,000

Alexandrina Council

Ngoppen Ngarrindjeri Ruwe 'Walking Ngarrindjeri Land' at Goolwa Wharf

The project will work with Ngarrindjeri people to produce an Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Strategy, Ngoppen, Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (Walking Ngarrindjeri Land).

Goolwa

SA

$25,000

$50,000

District Council Of Peterborough

Peterborough Live, Play, Stay Branding Strategy

The project will engage a consultant to develop a branding strategy for the Peterborough region.

Peterborough

SA

$17,915

$20,000

Greater Shepparton City Council

2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - Shepparton

The project will deliver the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup to Shepparton, a three day event, which also includes an amateur participation event and food and music festival.

Shepparton

VIC

$145,000

$699,740

Balonne Shire Council

Balonne Shire Events Strategy

The project will develop a strategic plan focusing on events in the Balonne Shire region. The objective of the plan is to inform the council about strategies to increase the number of visitors to the region.

St George

QLD

$55,000

$55,000

Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club Limited

Brisbane Broncos Girls Leadership Summit

This project will deliver a four day leadership camp for 30 Indigenous female high school students.

Miles

QLD

$20,000

$40,000

Christmas Island Tourism Association (Inc.)

Christmas Island: Sharing our rich culture and history

The project will deliver a strategic plan to improve the Christmas Island visitor experience through appropriate directional signage and the development of special interest trails.

Christmas Island

WA

$19,500

$20,000

Cloncurry Shire Council

Indigenous Cultural Tourism Strategic Plan

The project will commission external Indigenous consultants to prepare an Indigenous Cultural Tourism Strategic Plan for the Cloncurry Shire Council. The consultants will work with local Indigenous communities to identify opportunities for skills development, training and employment to support the development of Indigenous tourism business ventures, including product development and cultural tours.

Cloncurry

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

The Derwent Catchment Project Inc

Sustainable tourism and agricultural growth in the Derwent Valley

The project will hold a series of collaborative workshops with Derwent Valley tourism and agricultural sector representatives to identify and address opportunities and threats shared by these sectors and so to develop a strategic plan.

Hamilton

TAS

$19,200

$19,200

Shoalhaven Professional Business Association Incorporated

Compass 2.0 Creating next generation Shoalhaven Business Leaders

The project will provide regional leadership training with the aim of developing leadership qualities among local business and industry participants who will then share their experience and mentor others.

Nowra

NSW

$18,600

$18,600

Great Southern Centre For Outdoor Recreation Excellence Limited

Great Southern Learning Adventures Strategic Marketing Plan

This project will deliver a strategic marketing and communications plan focusing on the promotion of the natural, cultural and heritage assets of the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

Albany

WA

$20,000

$20,000

Tablelands Regional Council

Tablelands Smart Community Strategy

The project will develop a strategic plan that will identify actionable community projects in the Tablelands region that are aligned with the Tablelands Regional Council Smart City Plan and Roadmap.

Atherton

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Destination Riverland Incorporated

Riverland Tourism Plan 2030

The project will develop the Riverland Tourism strategic plan 2030 that will build on the successes of the Riverland Tourism Plan 2020 and identify further opportunities to maximise visitation and economic yield.

Berri

SA

$20,000

$20,000

Regional Australia Institute Ltd

The Rural Migration Initiative - National Coordination

The project will develop a series of roadshows across rural areas, intended to share a toolkit created to support those small communities around Australia seeking population growth and community renewal by attracting and settling migrants.

   

$194,997

$259,997

Murray And Mallee Local Government Association

Riverland Social Indicators Project

The project will deliver a statistical report based on a comprehensive set of social indicators, which will be used to facilitate better decision making and targeted application of resources for the Riverland region.

Renmark

SA

$77,440

$154,880

Beyond The Bell Great South Coast Ltd

Youth Conversations

The project will undertake collaborative research in partnership with the Youth Affairs Council Victoria and stakeholders to engage with 1,000 young people (aged 12-19) across the Great South Coast of Victoria over a period of six months to identify strategies to improve services and support for educational attainment in the region. The final report prepared by Deakin University will be independently evaluated and shared with stakeholders.

Warrnambool

VIC

$49,435

$98,870

Mountain Bike Australia Limited

Mountain Biking in Australia - An Economic and Participation Analysis

The project will quantify and qualify the economic and social benefits of mountain biking in Australia, with a particular focus on rural and regional communities. Detailed analysis will provide evidence based data regarding mountain biking participation rates, with a particular focus on non-competitive participation. The research will support trail development, strategic plans and inform future tourism and economic investment in the sector.

Varsity Lakes

QLD

$40,820

$81,640

Town Of Gawler

Gawler Economic Development Strategy

The project will deliver a strategic plan to identify how the Town of Gawler can leverage assets and relationships to increase economic activity, create jobs and enhance business development opportunities in the region.

Gawler East

SA

$20,000

$20,000

City Of Playford

Maximising Economic & Social Benefits on the Northern Adelaide Plains

This project will undertake research, consultation and analysis to result in an industry-led strategic plan for the Northern Adelaide Plains horticulture industry.

Virginia

SA

$49,600

$99,200

Jumpleads Nfp Limited

Arts ACTION: inspiring effective leadership in the arts

The project will deliver a program which will include professional development activities and tailored outcomes for up to 60 visual artists, aiming to expand capability, productivity, aspiration, market reach and art sales.

Bendigo

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Charters Towers Regional Council

Development of a Tourism Strategy for the Charters Towers Region

The project will develop a tourism strategy and implementation plan for the Charters Towers region.

Charters Towers City

QLD

$75,000

$100,000

Cairns Regional Council

Youth Urban Art Project - Pride of Place

The project will provide youth-created urban artworks at five locations across the Cairns region, where youth will build technical skills and gain experience in leadership, design, community consultation, negotiation and work ethics.

Babinda

QLD

$50,000

$100,000

Griffith & District Citrus Growers Incorporate

Strategic plan to support a Riverina citrus centre of excellence

The project will develop a strategic plan for a Riverina Citrus Centre of Excellence at the Griffith Research Facility. The plan will build on an existing Business Case to provide orchard trial sites and research and education to drive citrus industry growth and profitability. The BBRF project will require industry wide consultation to ensure that business outcomes meet the industry's future requirements in skills, workforce, technology and resources.

Yoogali

NSW

$19,990

$19,990

Adelaide Hills Tourism Incorporated

Enhancing Digital Capability across South Australia's Regions

The project will provide a training and development program for 160 key tourism industry people from eight different regions across South Australia, intending to develop skills in digital, social media and online marketing.

Penneshaw

SA

$40,000

$80,000

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd

Strategic Master Plan to the Visitor Economy of the Great Ocean Road

The project will update a regional Strategic Master Plan which serves as a collaborative framework for six local governments, tourism businesses and community suppliers situated along the Great Ocean Road to manage the region’s tourism economy.

Torquay

VIC

$50,000

$100,000

Naracoorte Lucindale Council

Naracoorte World Heritage Festival and Fun Run

The project will deliver an event incorporating a fun run and a festival of cultural and social activities. The event will celebrate the Naracoorte Caves 50 year anniversary of the discovery of one of the world's 10 greatest fossil sites and 25 years since the Naracoorte Caves were added to the World Heritage list.

Naracoorte

SA

$20,000

$40,400

Tablelands Regional Council

Tablelands Tourism Strategy

The project will develop a strategic plan that will guide industry and local government in supporting growth for tourism in the Tablelands region.

Atherton

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Dynamic Young Leaders Program for Port Macquarie-Hastings

The project will develop and deliver a leadership course for young people across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region, aimed at developing social, ethical, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.

Port Macquarie

NSW

$25,000

$50,000

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region Inc.

Giant Light Steps

The project will deliver leadership workshops to set goals and identify opportunities regarding regional conservation. Action plans will be developed from these workshops.

East Bunbury

WA

$15,000

$20,000

Remote & Isolated Childrens Exercise Inc

Firm Foundations - Building Governance Capability in the Outback

The project will deliver a corporate governance course being held for the benefit of people who serve on not-for-profit boards in the outback region of Port Augusta, South Australia.

Port Augusta

SA

$19,890

$19,890

Central Goldfields Shire Council

Central Goldfields 2030 - aspiring and achieving

The project will develop eight strategic plans for separate townships in the Central Goldfields region. The plans will inform decision-making for key stakeholders in the communities, such as service providers and different levels of government.

Maryborough

VIC

$90,000

$120,000

Central Local Government Region Of South Australia Inc

Building a culture for encouraging regional youth into volunteering.

The project will undertake research on youth volunteering in the Mid North region of South Australia. The research outcomes will be utilised to implement plans for creating a youth volunteering culture in the region.

Clare

SA

$17,000

$20,000

Lower Lachlan Community Services Inc

Western Area Business Forum

The project will deliver a business forum event to be held in Condobolin, New South Wales. The event is focused on businesses in the Western region, and the objective of the forum is to target local and regional businesses to create networking and investment opportunities.

Condobolin

NSW

$44,737

$44,737

Broome Chamber Of Commerce Inc

West Kimberley Regional Food Group Branding Strategy

The project will deliver a food group and branding strategy capable of generating improved employment and economic outcomes for regional businesses in the West Kimberley.

Broome

WA

$75,000

$100,000

Burdekin Shire Council

Burdekin Economic Development Strategy 2019/20-2025

The project will produce the Economic Development Strategy 2019/20-2025 for the Burdekin Shire.

Ayr

QLD

$19,318

$38,636

Fitzgerald Biosphere Group Inc.

Growing the Fitzgerald Biosphere; Regional Capacity and Capability

The project will deliver a professional development program and funding diversification workshop which will help the Fitzgerald Biosphere Community Collective (FBCC) build support, network and ensure financial sustainability of the group in the region.

Jerramungup

WA

$19,715

$19,715

Bunya Peoples' Aboriginal Corporation

Bonye Bu'ru Cultural Gathering and tourism

The project will consist of a cultural gathering that will include workshops to develop a cultural governance model and cultural tourism business plan, and a cultural event for Aboriginal communities and the broader community.

Bunya Mountains

QLD

$19,450

$19,450

Destination Sydney Surrounds South Ltd

Inaugural Destination Sydney Surrounds South Tourism Symposium

The project will deliver two conferences focusing on businesses operating in the tourism sector in regional New South Wales. The first conference will be held in Wollongong, and the second will be held in Ulladulla.

Wollongong

NSW

$30,000

$80,720

Scarf Incorporated

Business of Welcome: A strategy for refugee employment

The project will develop a strategic plan to increase the employability of the migrant and refugee population in the Illawarra region.

Wollongong

NSW

$19,967

$19,967

Bathurst Regional Council

Industry Cluster Activation Program Strategic Plan Project

The project will develop a strategic plan for the Applicant’s Industry Cluster Activation Program, intended to be the foundation for integrated cross-industry solutions for the Bathurst region.

Bathurst

NSW

$37,562

$75,125

Gawler Business Development Group Inc.

ProfitSURGE - Building Better Regional Business and Communities

The project will deliver workshops and a forum event designed to build stronger communities, create employment opportunities and increase economic activity, through improving the profitability of local enterprises.

Port Lincoln

SA

$53,334

$80,000

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Maryborough Showgrounds & Equestrian Park 5 Year Strategic Plan

The project will develop a five year strategic plan on the use of the Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park (MSEP) that will help maximise community participation, serve as a guide to future investment decisions and help identify opportunities to provide sustainable economic and social benefits to the Fraser Coast region.

Maryborough West

QLD

$15,000

$30,000

Shoalhaven City Council

Shoalhaven Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The project will develop the Shoalhaven Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which will provide a framework for Shoalhaven City Council to action health and wellbeing initiatives and to evaluate the effectiveness of its related community investments, programs and assets.

NOWRA

NSW

$50,000

$100,000

Shoalhaven City Council

Building Better Futures in Sanctuary Pt, Bomaderry and Orient Pt

The project will involve a consultative process to identify community issues, gaps in service provision and underlying causes of hardship in the socio-economically disadvantaged areas of Bomaderry, Sanctuary Point and Orient Point, NSW.

Sanctuary Point

NSW

$25,000

$50,000

Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council

Clare Valley New Tourism Experiences Opportunity Roadmap

The project will develop a roadmap to identify and assess tourism assets in the Clare Valley region that can be developed into new products and experiences.

Clare

SA

$16,025

$32,050

Woolgoolga Chamber Of Commerce Industry & Tourism Inc

The Bollywood Express to Curryfest

The project will expand on the annual Woolgoolga Curryfest with the inaugural Bollywood Express tourism package. This includes a Bollywood themed rail journey between Sydney and Coffs Harbour two days prior to the festival, on-board entertainment and dining, accommodation in Coffs Harbour and a variety of package tours in the region.

Woolgoolga

NSW

$17,000

$19,000

Open Food Web Foundation Limited

Farmers & Eaters North-East - Growing our regional food system

The project will create an event that will bring together local farmers, food producers, and community to build relationships and networks for a revitalised regional food system by allowing farmers to sell directly to consumers.

Wangaratta

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Byron Shire Council

Develop governance models to facilitate the delivery of housing

The project will develop a range of governance models to facilitate the delivery of a greater range of housing types in Byron Shire.

Mullumbimby

NSW

$60,000

$120,000

Mount Isa To Townsville Economic Development Zone Incorporated

Building Local Leadership in Regional Queensland

The project will deliver the Building Local Leadership Program to enhance capacity in established and emerging leaders in regional Queensland.

Mount Isa

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Open Food Web Foundation Limited

Farmers & Eaters Seymour - Growing our regional food system

Farmers & Eaters Seymour will bring together local farmers, food producers, and community to build relationships and networks for a revitalised regional food system. This event draws on lessons learned elsewhere in Victoria about how to capitalise development of a thriving regional food economy that has multiple benefits of allowing farmers to sell directly and secure more of the customer dollar for their food, while also building a strong food culture in a region, and providing locals with access to excellent local produce and community.

Seymour

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Northern Midlands Council

Development of Northern Tasmania's REASSIGN Tourism Experience

The project will deliver a series of scripted theatrical performances portraying the life experiences of early convicts in Tasmania who rather than be incarcerated at Port Arthur, were assigned to work for landowners and the government.

Longford

TAS

$17,800

$35,600

Yarra Ranges Regional Marketing Ltd

Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao

The project will deliver a series of events showcasing the Yarra Valley and its Italian heritage in the form of a month long festival.

Lilydale

VIC

$69,850

$139,700

Horticulture Coalition Of Sa Incorporated

Future Directions for Horticulture in the Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu

The project will develop a strategic plan to identify critical stages for future growth and development of horticulture in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula region.

Forest Range

SA

$19,550

$39,550

Cook Shire Council

Cooktown 2020 Festival - Festival Hub Main Stage

This project will support the hire of the main stage for the Festival Hub during the Cooktown 2020 Festival which will celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook's visit to the region. This will be a nationally significant Festival held over a period of 48 days (17th June to 4th August 2020), and replace the annual three day Discovery Festival for one year only. Events held on the stage will include the opening and closing ceremonies, Reconciliation Rocks Concert and Indigenous showcase events.

Cooktown

QLD

$214,902

$286,536

Barunga West Council

Barunga West Council Strategic Tourism Plan

The project will develop a strategic plan that will promote and encourage growth of the tourism industry in the region.

Port Broughton

SA

$20,000

$20,000

Parklands Albury Wodonga Limited

Baranduda Trails Master Plan

The project will deliver a master plan outlining a five year strategy for the development of sustainable recreational trails on Baranduda Range.

Baranduda

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Wodonga Chamber Of Commerce Inc.

Strategic Plan to improve employment opportunity and connectivity

The project will develop a strategic plan that will establish a coordinated and concrete approach to welcome new industries, businesses and people to the Wodonga region.

Wodonga

VIC

$19,320

$19,320

Carpentaria Shire Council

Karumba Barra & Blues Festival

The project will deliver the Karumba Barra & Blues Festival in Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This will be an inaugural event to be held 4 - 5 May 2019 for the local community with the aim of attracting more tourism to the area.

Normanton

QLD

$100,000

$200,000

Charters Towers Regional Council

Community Connections

The project will deliver a community development training course, focusing on Assetā€Based Community Development. The course is designed to support individuals, families, and organisations by identifying and developing strengths, talents, and resources in local communities.

Charters Towers

QLD

$18,900

$18,900

Yarriambiack Shire Council

Trading off the Wimmera Mallee Tourist Trails

The project will deliver two strategic plans and one event, focused on building the Wimmera Mallee communities’ capability in catering for increased visitation.

Warracknabeal

VIC

$562,500

$600,000

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Scenic Rim Adventure/Eco Tourism Strategy & Capability Development

The project will deliver a strategy and capability study focussing on opportunities in adventure tourism, eco-tourism and nature-based tourism for the Scenic Rim.

Beaudesert

QLD

$47,500

$95,000

Bathurst Regional Council

Ways of Seeing

The project will deliver a series of workshops that will enable young local artists to create a digital art installation as part of the Bathurst Winter Festival of 2019.

Bathurst

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Gunnedah Shire Council

Gunnedah Hay and Harvest Festival

This project will organise a Harvest Festival on the banks of Namoi River in Gunnedah in March 2020.

Gunnedah

NSW

$17,000

$34,000

Wheatbelt Business Network (Inc.)

Data for Decisions

This project will commission a study and analysis of small business performance and opportunities in the Western Australian Wheatbelt to be included in a prospectus for existing and new businesses operating in the region.

Woolocutty

WA

$20,000

$20,000

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Stawell Gateway Enhancement Project: Strategic Plan

The project will support strategic planning activities to identify opportunities for attracting additional visitors to drive economic development in the Stawell township.

Stawell

VIC

$50,000

$100,000

Latrobe City Council

Morwell International Rose Garden Festival

This project will expand an existing local community event to create the Morwell International Rose Garden Festival in the Latrobe Valley.

Morwell

VIC

$100,000

$225,000

Dungog Shire Council

Dungog Events Ready Program

The project will deliver the Dungog Events Ready Program, consisting of eight low cost educational workshops for new and existing community event organisers. Experienced speakers will cover all aspects of planning and managing events and a Community Events Kit will be collated from the workshop materials.

Dungog

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Naracoorte Lucindale Council

The Limestone Coast Red Meat Cluster: Into the Future

The project will develop a strategic plan for the red meat cluster value chain in the Limestone Coast region. The plan will examine the businesses, business needs, innovation and skills needs.

Naracoorte

SA

$15,000

$15,000

Mary Valley Connect Incorporated

Accelerating Tourism in the Mary Valley

The project will undertake tourism market research for the Mary Valley Region, which will feed into the development of a marketing strategy, along with the delivery of workshops to develop business capacity and leadership skills in region.

Kandanga

QLD

$19,191

$19,191

Fitzgerald Biosphere Group Inc.

Fitzgerald Biosphere; Mapping the Gaps, Planning for Growth

The project will deliver a sustainability survey for the Fitzgerald Biosphere region – a UNESCO-recognised ecosystem in the southern part of WA. The survey will gather information from industry and community to inform policy development and business activity. The project will deliver a public event to present the results of the survey.

Jerramungup

WA

$19,836

$19,836

District Council Of Yankalilla

Growing the Festival of Nature

The project will expand the existing six day Festival of Nature through additional marketing activities, a high profile guest speaker for the Sustainable Living Expo and a virtual reality experience.

Yankalilla

SA

$8,000

$16,500

Mackay Regional Council For Social Development Ltd.

Connecting to Thrive

The project will deliver an evidence-based leadership development program and a combined economic and social sector forum to key people in community sectors across the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday (WIM) region.

Mackay

QLD

$60,000

$120,000

Guide Dogs Victoria

Strategy for Guide Dogs Victoria's regional outreach network

The project will develop a regional strategic plan to expand the organisation’s services to support regional Victorians living with low vision or blindness.

Kew

VIC

$238,219

$317,625

Light Regional Council

Agents for Economic Growth Project

The project will conduct a regional skills audit, assessing the skills and health of critical community group members supporting the tourism industry, and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis of community groups’ sustainability and vitality.

Kapunda

SA

$17,600

$19,600

Nature Foundation Sa Inc.

Kids on Country Program

The project will deliver a program for young Indigenous people to develop skills, abilities and strengths for the future leaders of regional communities.

Hiltaba

SA

$232,125

$309,500

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Mount Alexander Health and Wellbeing Hub Strategic Plan

The project will develop a governance strategy and communications plan that will support the overall master plan of the larger “Mount Alexander Health and Wellbeing Hub” project.

Castlemaine

VIC

$45,000

$90,000

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council

Cocos CV

The project will develop a report, the Cocos CV, showcasing the capability and capacity of businesses, organisations and job seekers of the Cocos Islands region, providing them with the best opportunity to secure employment from major projects in the Indian Ocean Territories.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

WA

$37,500

$50,000

People First Australia Limited

Soldiers Songs & Voices helping heal service men & women from Trauma

The project will develop a series of free online song writing therapy workshops for current and ex-serving men and women and first responders suffering from trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Townsville

QLD

$19,500

$19,500

Wheatbelt Health Network Incorporated

Cultuoristy Project: An alternate approach to cultural awareness

The project will provide Aboriginal cultural awareness training that is both local and relevant for approximately 30 Wheatbelt Health Network employees to enhance service delivery and health outcomes for Indigenous communities.

Northam

WA

$19,800

$19,800

Matriark Theatre Incorporated

The Secret World: Cootamundra, a night festival hosted by young people

The project will be a two-day night festival of stories, art and technology celebrating and created by the young people of Cootamundra.

Cootamundra

NSW

$15,000

$20,000

Tourism Noosa Ltd

Tourism Noosa Industry Leadership Program

The project will deliver a non-accredited 12-month training program for approximately 10 industry leaders in the Noosa region’s tourism sector.

Tewantin

QLD

$20,000

$55,000

Mackay Regional Council For Social Development Ltd.

Collaborating for Success in WIM

The project will provide training for community managed organisations to build capacity and ensure financial sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations in the region particularly Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay (WIM) areas.

Mackay

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Macquarie Darling Work Placement Incorporated

What YOU'th Can Do - A Festival of Skills

The project will be a week-long public event held at the Dubbo Showgrounds to showcase the skills of years 9-12 students undertaking vocational educational training (VET) in Hospitality and Entertainment in the region.

Dubbo

NSW

$80,000

$80,000

Southern Downs Regional Council

Southern Downs Resident Attraction project

The project will develop a strategic plan that will determine strategies to attract families to live and work in the Southern Downs region.

Warwick

QLD

$19,090

$38,180

Yorke Peninsula Council

YOu RocK fEst

The project will deliver a free, family-friendly music festival aimed at supporting and building the local music industry, and raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.

Ardrossan

SA

$37,500

$75,000

Tourism Noosa Ltd

2019 Noosa Food & Wine Festival Industry Day & Workshop

The project will deliver an Industry Day event in Noosa, Queensland, designed to inform, support, develop and nurture current and emerging food and wine industry personnel.

Noosa Heads

QLD

$10,000

$10,000

Vietnamese Farmers Association Of South Australia Incorporated

Efficient management of water resources for farming

The project will provide training to Vietnamese farmers in the region to improve their understanding of better water use practices in farming.

Virginia

SA

$20,000

$20,000

St John Ambulance Australia Nt Inc

Thriving Culture: Staff and Volunteer Leadership Development Project

The project will deliver a 12-month leadership program for 243 staff and volunteers aimed at building capacity through a whole-of-organisation approach.

Casuarina

NT

$45,500

$91,000

Live Well Tasmania

Collective Impact and Wynyard Community Hub Development in Wynyard

The project will deliver a strategic plan for the Wynyard Community Hub, as well as ten breakfast meetings for business people in the region to develop networks.

Wynyard

TAS

$19,635

$19,635

Oz Green-Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (Australia) Incorporated

Tomorrow's River Keepers: Young change-makers helping turtle recovery

The project will provide leadership workshops for young people and teachers, to engage and develop understanding about river health, and to equip them with the skills and knowledge to take community action.

Thora

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Tourism Northern Tasmania Inc.

I-LEAD Professional Leadership for Small Tasmanian Tourism Businesses

The project will provide a professional leadership program to assist small business people to improve their leadership skills and professional networks, and address the challenges of accessing professional development in the region due to time, money and location constraints.

Launceston

TAS

$11,300

$13,300

Centacare Catholic Country Sa Limited

Fields of Strength - Building foundations for rural suicide safety

The project will build foundations for suicide safety in regional, rural and remote communities by training up to eight staff in proven prevention techniques - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and safeTalk. Staff will then deliver free training workshops to a broad range of community stakeholders in drought-affected communities across the Eyre and Western, Far North and Mid North regions of South Australia.

Whyalla

SA

$97,045

$97,045

Murwillumbah Community Centre Inc

Kinship Festival - https://youtu.be/3cMd9AoOg8k

The project will deliver an expansion of the Kinship Festival, an event to give Indigenous people and businesses the opportunity to hold market stalls and trial business/art concepts in a safe, risk-free, environment.

Murwillumbah

NSW

$20,000

$44,000

Tourism Whitsundays Limited

Tourism Whitsundays Strategic Marketing Plan

The project will develop Tourism Whitsundays’ strategic plan that will market the region as a desired travel destination post-Tropical Cyclone Debbie (TCD) to national and international markets.

Cannonvale

QLD

$20,000

$25,000

Geomancia Pty Ltd

A strategy to grow Indigenous heritage tourism in central NSW

The project will deliver a strategic plan to assist Indigenous communities in remote central NSW to develop business opportunities for cultural and heritage tourism in the region.

Lake Cargelligo

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc.

Cooloola Coast Voluntourism and Research Tourism Strategy

The project will deliver a strategic plan for the development of two new tourism markets for the Cooloola Coast region to grow tourism numbers during off-peak times.

Tin Can Bay

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Blue Mountains Artists Company

Art of Lunch Blue Mountains start-up

The project will deliver a series of events featuring a curated cultural program of music, art and food across a number venues including restaurants, galleries and performance space.

Medlow Bath

NSW

$18,000

$18,000

Mid Murray Council

Mid Murray Regional Brand Strategy-Creating Economic & Tourism Growth

The project will develop a 20-year plan and vision for the Mid Murray region, aimed to increase tourism growth and new business investment.

Mannum

SA

$19,990

$19,990

Golden City Paddle Steamer Museum Society Inc.

Best 'O' Lake Photo Exhibition

The project will develop a photo exhibition showcasing the history of Lake Wendouree and the Lake Wendouree Museum, highlighting local heritage and culture.

Lake Wendouree

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

The River Murray And Mallee Aboriginal Corporation

RMMAC Economic Development Enterprises

The project will deliver a strategic plan to develop Aboriginal cultural tourism opportunities for the local Aboriginal community of the Murray Mallee region.

Berri

SA

$8,000

$8,000

Griffith Shed For Men Incorporated

Griffith Shed for Men Strategic Plan for the Future

The project will deliver a ten year strategic plan combined with a series of coordinated events held over 12 months, focusing on encouraging new members and increasing capacity for community engagement through volunteering opportunities.

Griffith

NSW

$17,500

$19,500

Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation Inc

North Burnett Community Leaders Workshop Series

The project will consist of a series of workshops that will enhance leadership and the social and economic capacities of the North Burnett communities.

Mundubbera

QLD

$18,500

$18,500

Good Shepherd Microfinance

Community-Led Financial Resilience

The project will undertake a series of targeted local activities for communities and leaders in the Geelong region to understand financial resilience, explore viable local options and enable community-led action for at-risk groups.

Geelong

VIC

$30,000

$65,000

Arts And Culture Goldfields Association Inc.

Capacity Building & Development Workshops Program

The project will develop and facilitate a 12-month program of workshops for capacity building and development.

Boulder

WA

$14,250

$28,500

Toowoomba Regional Council

Recreational Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy

The project will deliver a Recreational Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy to identify the infrastructure required and preferred locations aimed at increasing market share of RV tourists in the Toowoomba region.

Toowoomba

QLD

$60,000

$120,000

Centacare Fnq

Building Our Community Conference

The project will deliver a conference aimed at developing and enhancing the profile of young leaders in the Tablelands regional area. The conference will provide the opportunity for younger people to engage with local business, agencies and organisations to develop mentoring, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in the local area.

Cairns City

QLD

$19,900

$19,900

Balranald Shire Council

Balranald Shire Connect2Business

The project will deliver ‘Connect2Business’ workshops over a 12 month period in local council areas to support young people, first job seekers and adults re-entering the workforce.

Long Gully

VIC

$36,000

$48,000

Early Links Inclusion Support Service Inc.

Stronger Communities

The project will develop and deliver a leadership performance and support program for staff and senior managers of the Applicant organisation and members of the community in the Hunter region of NSW.

Ashtonfield

NSW

$30,000

$60,000

Glenrac Incorporated

New England Local Landcare Leaders

The project will deliver a Regional Leadership Program to develop a network of leaders involved in agriculture and natural resource management. The leaders will build community awareness and understanding of the importance of managing natural resources to produce social and economic dividends for the wider region.

Glen Innes

NSW

$90,737

$90,737

Trustee For Into Our Hands Community Foundation

North East Futures Resilience Project: Wealth Transfer Pilot

The project will deliver a Wealth Transfer Report for North East Victoria, followed by a series of workshops aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of corporate giving and social investment in community needs.

Myrtleford

VIC

$22,950

$45,900

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

A Cultural Economy Plan for the Port Macquarie-Hastings

The project will develop a strategic plan that will involve a cultural mapping process across the region to inform professional development opportunities, and provide an overview of the cultural economy’s contribution to the region.

Port Macquarie

NSW

$37,500

$75,000

Cradle Coast Authority

Supporting King Island's future leaders

The Coasters is a highly successful initiative from North West Tasmania connecting like-minded aspirational young (18-45 years) building their careers and lives on the Coast whilst influencing the region's future. This project will see The Coasters network become established on King Island, providing important career building and networking opportunities which will help young King Islanders overcome some of the challenges of isolation and thrive in their community. The outcome of the project will see an established group of 'Coasters' on King Island, with the skills, knowledge and support required to build and manage their own branch of The Coasters network, whilst also building support and connections with The Coasters across the region.

King Island

TAS

$17,500

$20,000

Manning Valley Historical Society Incorporated

2019 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival ("BWSF")

The project will expand the 2019 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, an annual festival of all things Scottish that commemorates and honours the Scottish pioneering settlement of the Manning Valley in the early 1830s.

Wingham

NSW

$7,000

$10,000

City Of Albany

Butterflies of Corbie Exhibition at the National Anzac Centre, Albany

The project will showcase the Butterflies of Corbie collection from France as a temporary exhibition at the National Anzac Centre in Albany from November 2019 to Anzac Day 2020.

Albany

WA

$20,000

$41,000

Ywca Housing

Women's housing in regional areas - a national vision and strategy

The project will conduct quantitative and qualitative research to provide input into the development of a strategic plan to inform on the adequacy and appropriateness of housing in regional areas in meeting the needs of women, young women, and girls.

Larrakeyah

NT

$51,650

$103,300

Dubbo Regional Council

Wellington Town Centre Plan

The project will deliver a strategic plan for the development of the Wellington Town Centre. The plan will inform the council and community stakeholders about the future direction and success of the main business district.

Wellington

NSW

$45,000

$93,429

Wangan Jagalingou Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

CQ First Nations Regional Tourism & Economic Development Forum

The project will deliver a forum to facilitate tourism and economic development in the Wangan and Jagalingou region.

Camira

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Arts North West Inc

Art Connections: Opening Creative Journeys

The project will deliver the two day North West Arts Trail event in the New England North West region of NSW, including professional development workshops for arts and culture businesses.

Glen Innes

NSW

$20,000

$41,800

Shire Of Katanning

Katanning Economic Activation Project

The project will provide facilitated development sessions for up to four industry cluster groups, involving - cluster development; Planning for collaboration; Mentoring for success; and the development of the Katanning Harmony Festival food business; a three year programme to facilitate the development of emerging food businesses in Katanning.

Katanning

WA

$19,800

$19,800

Tara Festival Inc.

RAISING THE BAR WITH A STAR

The project will provide the addition of a high profile performing artist to headline the Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races 2019 to grow audiences and increase economic activity across the wider Western Downs Region.

TARA

QLD

$40,000

$40,000

Bridport Innovations Inc.

Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport

The project will expand the Tassie Scallop Fiesta festival format to include fringe activities, with a particular focus on families and young people, who were insufficiently catered for in the inaugural event.

Bridport

TAS

$19,500

$19,500

Bega Valley Shire Council

Bega Valley Regional Economic Development Future Vision Platform

The project will produce an Economic Development Future Vision Platform, an outline of the region’s natural advantages, industry strengths, emerging opportunities and clusters, and future economic challenges and potential which will be used to develop the Bega Valley Through Regional Economic Development Strategy 2021-2031.

Bega

NSW

$18,000

$18,000

Bland Shire Council

Bland Shire Council Business Workshop Program

The project will deliver a workshop program based on business fundamentals and building and diversifying business branding.

West Wyalong

NSW

$18,170

$18,170

Topology Inc.

Top Up Western Central Queensland - creating creative communities

The project will deliver a series of workshops in Central Western Queensland and a four day creative bootcamp culminating in a free community performance in Longreach.

Longreach

QLD

$50,000

$149,000

Mid Murray Council

Mid Murray Cultural and Heritage Tourism Strategy

The project will deliver a strategic plan to identify deficits in heritage and cultural tourism assets of the Council.

Mannum

SA

$15,000

$20,000

Centacare New England North West

Family Services Conference

The project will host a once off event that will aim to inform regional, rural and remote services to upskill, network and develop opportunities, based on the latest information regarding all areas of family work.

Tamworth

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Brettacorp Inc.

North of the Tully - Economy and Environment

The project will provide a Master Tree Grower leadership course to increase community skills and capabilities in agroforestry and other complex natural resources management practices. The project will also present options for innovative agricultural, horticultural and forestry expansion and diversification and will conclude with a community tree planting event.

Silky Oak

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Apollo Bay Chamber Of Commerce Inc.

WinterWild Highway

The project will expand the Apollo Bay WinterWild Festival by holding a parade and other events on a section of the Great Ocean Road.

Wongarra

VIC

$19,750

$19,750

Western Districts Australian Football Commission Limited

Staging a 3 league wide multicultural round of football and netball

The project will stage a full round of football and netball. The event will include a multicultural function with foods of the world. The event will encourage and support the indigenous community to be involved throughout the process.

Warrnambool

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Southern Downs Regional Council

Southern Downs Sustainability Strategic Plan

The project will deliver a strategic plan for the Southern Downs Regional Council focusing on better management and protection of the region's natural assets.

Warwick

QLD

$75,000

$150,000

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc.

Hello Wendouree, Hello Australia

The project will deliver a community engagement photographic event, utilising portable studios.

Wendouree

VIC

$20,000

$20,000

Orange City Council

Way Out West

The project will organise a multi-day tourism event targeted at the LGBTI community showcasing the food and wine offerings of the region.

Orange

NSW

$20,000

$20,000

Dalby Welcoming Community Inc.

Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Country Concert

The project will expand the Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival to include a country concert.

Dalby

QLD

$18,000

$19,950

Carrathool Shire Council

Local Supply Chain Multiplier Opportunities - A Strategic Approach

The project will deliver a strategic development plan focused on agribusiness ventures established and operating in the Carrathool Shire. The objective is to clearly articulate an action plan to increase local participation in the agriculture industry supply chain process.

Goolgowi

NSW

$60,000

$60,000

South Australian Tourism Industry Council

ServiceIQ Blended Learning Networked Program

The project will deliver leadership workshops in order to build the capacity of SA tourism businesses through a structured and innovative learning program.

Adelaide

SA

$150,000

$250,000

Abc Foundation Ltd.

Gascoyne Aboriginal Tourism Corridor

The project will deliver a strategic plan and a regional leadership program focusing on Aboriginal tourism in remote communities across the Gascoyne region, WA. The project will involve meeting with regional stakeholders in different locations to assess their needs, which will then inform the creation of the strategic plan. Upon completion of the plan, further consultation will be conducted with identified tourism operators to provide mentoring, training, and support regarding the plan.

Gascoyne River

WA

$61,995

$82,660

Logan City Council

Logan Village Festival and Events Strategic Plan 2019-2024

The project will deliver a strategic plan focused on festivals and events to take place within a five year program, in the Logan Village region.

Logan Village

QLD

$25,000

$50,000

Mitchell Shire Council

Mitchell Tourism Excellence Program

The project will deliver a series of professional development and support workshops to assist local tourism businesses gain national Tourism Accreditation for tourism growth.

Broadford

VIC

$18,800

$38,800

Bnym Aboriginal Corporation

Strategies to promote Indigenous art and jobs in the Latrobe Valley

The project will develop a strategic plan and actions to create jobs in Indigenous arts in the Latrobe Valley.

Morwell

VIC

$25,000

$50,000

Minlaton & District Progress Association

Celebrating 100 years of Captain Harry Butler

The project will deliver an aerobatic air show event celebrating 100 years since Harry Butler made the first flight over water in the Southern Hemisphere, heralding the arrival of civil aviation to South Australia.

Port Vincent

SA

$19,000

$19,000

Mountain Bike Australia Limited

Demystifying Mountain Biking and Enabling Communities Workshops

The project will deliver a series of workshops to regional communities with the focus on educating a variety of stakeholders on the activity of mountain biking, industry best practice, and how mountain biking can benefit and enable regions and communities.

Bright

VIC

$19,300

$19,300

Shire Of Christmas Island

Our Streets Are Our Museums: The Christmas Island Public Art Program

The project will deliver a series of seven murals and art installations on Christmas Island as a means for demonstrating the island’s unique cultural, societal, linguistic and economic history.

Christmas Island

WA

$75,000

$100,000

Professional Fishermen'S Association Inc.

Celebrating the Seafood Industry in regional NSW

The project will celebrate the history, contribution and local products of the seafood industry through a series of events held in four regional coastal locations of NSW.

Coffs Harbour

NSW

$40,000

$80,000

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Eurobodalla Club Development Conference

The project will provide leadership training, including governance, planning and business skills, for volunteers who support various sport and recreation clubs across the Eurobodalla region.

Batemans Bay

NSW

$18,000

$20,000

Business Port Augusta Incorporated

Port Augusta Green Power Festival - PAGPF

The project will deliver a festival promoting renewable energy and the region, while exposing youth and the broader community to the renewable energy ‘boom.’

Port Augusta West

SA

$19,999

$19,999

Latrobe Valley Women In Business Inc.

Latrobe Women in Business 'Leading the Way' in Leadership 2019

The project will develop a major forum and three smaller workshops designed to build the skills, knowledge and capability of local businesses.

Traralgon

VIC

$30,000

$60,000

Granite Belt Wine & Tourism Inc.

The Granite Belt Tourism Businesses Social Media Leaders Course

The project will provide social media training for local businesses to increase their skills and knowledge in effectively presenting their businesses through a social media platform that will lead to increased awareness and interest from visitors to the region.

Stanthorpe

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Shire Of Broome

CHINATOWN DISCOVERY FESTIVAL

The project will deliver an inaugural three day festival (26-28 April 2019) celebrating the traditional cultural and historical elements of Broome and showcasing local artists, in addition to art projects from outside of Broome.

Broome

WA

$32,739

$95,562

Shire Of Shark Bay

To measure the economic conditions of local business sector

The project will commission external consultants to provide an economic study of the local business sector to give a better understanding in implementing sustainable economic strategic planning and employment creation.

Denham

WA

$20,000

$20,000

Western Kangoulu Limited

CQ Regional Indigenous Leadership & Innovation Development

The project will deliver Stage 1 of developing CQ Regional Indigenous Leadership and Innovation (CQRILI) for a consortium of Indigenous member groups from the Fitzroy and Central West region of Queensland Stage 1 will include professional mentoring and governance training for leaders, facilitated workshops and research towards a Strategic Plan for Indigenous Economic Participation & Innovation in the central Queensland region.

Yeppoon

QLD

$47,500

$95,000

Charleville Airfield & Wwii Museum Ltd.

Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Charleville Airfield/ Museum Opening

This project will deliver a one-off event on ANZAC Day 2019 to open the new Museum along with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Charleville Airfield.

Charleville

QLD

$20,000

$20,000

Shire Of Gnowangerup

Digital Education: A Cultural Change in the Community

The project will develop and deliver a series of digital capability programs to improve digital literacy and participation across the region.

Gnowangerup

WA

$33,160

$48,160

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