The list of successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream funding offers for round 1.
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, AliCurung, 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