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The list of successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments stream for round 4.

Applicant Organisation Project Title Project Description Project Location State Grant Approved Total Project Cost
Environment, Planning And Sustainable Development Directorate - Departmental Drought Mitigation Through Farm Diversification The project will research and assess the barriers and opportunities for farm diversification in the Australian Capital Territory. Tharwa ACT $42,200 $84,400
Northern Rivers Food Incorporated Northern Rivers Food Regional Resilience Strategy The project will develop a five year Northern Rivers Food Resilience Strategy, to enhance the resilience and preparedness of growers and producers in the region. Byron Bay NSW $20,000 $20,000
Eurobodalla Shire Council Eurobodalla Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy The project will develop a strategic plan that will implement the investment opportunities of the New South Wales government's Biodiversity Offset Scheme and Biodiversity Conservation Trust in Eurobodalla, and improve the green infrastructure in the Eurobodalla region. Moruya NSW $30,000 $60,000
Oberon Council Oberon Outdoor Festival The project will deliver the ‘Oberon Outdoor Festival’, a month of outdoor adventure events that will generate visitors to the Oberon region during November. Oberon NSW $18,500 $20,000
Bega Valley Shire Council Bega Valley Driving Economic Growth by Researching Key Sector Development The project will research three key regional industries – Tourism, Agribusiness and Health and Aged Care to form a basis for community and economic strategies. Bega NSW $50,000 $100,000
Green Innovation Awards Incorporated Green Innovation Awards Northern Rivers 2021 The project will expand the existing Green Innovation Awards so that competition entrants can be mentored by industry, science and Indigenous experts to further develop their innovations. Goonellabah NSW $19,500 $19,500
Narrandera Shire Council Narrungdera Earth Fest Creative Economy Project The project will deliver a Creative Economy Training Program and a three day Narrungdera Earth Festival for the whole community in the Narrandera region. Narrandera NSW $136,675 $273,350
Griffith City Council Sunshine Super Girl World Premiere & Yarruwala Wiradjuri Cultural Festival The project will present the World Premiere and a short season of Sunshine Super Girl, a theatre production telling the story of Yvonne Goolagong-Crawley. Griffith NSW $35,000 $60,000
Cobar Shire Council Cobar Economic Resiliency Strategy The project will develop a Cobar Economic Resilience Strategy. Cobar NSW $67,324 $89,766
Toy Libraries Australia Inc Messy Play Days at Toy Libraries The project will deliver seven Messy Play Days in regional New South Wales and Victoria. Gunnedah NSW $19,935 $20,985
Destination Riverina Murray Ltd Destination Inspiration and Activation Program The project will deliver five tourism business support events across the Riverina Murray region and mentor up to 15 participants. Wagga Wagga NSW $44,765 $89,530
Australian Pecan Association Inc Australian Pecan Industry Resilience Conference & Field Days The project will deliver an Australian pecan industry conference and on-farm field days in each of the three growing regions focusing on drought and market resilience. Bexhill NSW $20,000 $20,000
Glen Innes Severn Council Future Jobs Growth & Local Skills Gaps Research Project The project will deliver two research projects to identify the future growth possibilities and population drivers for the Glen Innes Severn local government area. Glen Innes NSW $84,200 $84,200
Port Macquarie Hastings Council Port Macquarie Bicentenary 200Together The project will deliver a community event celebrating the Bicentenary of Port Macquarie. Port Macquarie NSW $20,000 $20,000
Arts Mid North Coast Screen Industry Development for the Mid North Coast of NSW (MNC) The project will develop a plan to support the film industry and deliver three workshops in the Mid North Coast region. Moorland NSW $15,000 $30,000
Richmond Valley Council Richmond Valley Council Destination Management Plan The project will develop a Destination Management Plan focused on renewed tourism planning following the 2019 fires. Casino NSW $20,000 $20,000
Dubbo Regional Council Regional Event Research Strategy The project will deliver the Dubbo Regional Events Research Paper to provide a strategy for future events in the region. Dubbo NSW $42,500 $85,000
Cowra Shire Council Word The project will deliver a series of workshops and performances that will use performing arts to focus on improving rural mental health. Cowra NSW $20,000 $20,000
Lithgow City Council Lithgow Halloween 2020 The project will expand the established Lithgow Halloween event in 2020 by providing additional rides and entertainment, expanded events and a new closing event. Lithgow NSW $47,000 $174,000
Merimbula Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Sapphire Coast Seachange Expo The project will deliver a two day event that showcases the region. Merimbula NSW $20,000 $25,000
Cooma Chamber of Commerce Incorporated Cooma Chamber of Commerce Strategic Action Plan Development Project The project will deliver a strategic plan for local businesses to drive the local economy into the future and understand the issues faced by business. Cooma NSW $20,000 $20,000
Clifton And Districts Chamber of Commerce Clifton District Tourism and Events Strategic Plan The project will develop a tourism and events strategy, marketing plan and development plan for a new tourism event. Clifton QLD $20,000 $20,000
Burnett Catchment Care Association Agricultural Strategy for the Western Burnett The project will deliver a strategic plan to support the development of economic and natural resource management foundations for long-term agricultural and environmental sustainability in the Western Burnett region. Eidsvold/Mundubbera QLD $97,500 $130,500
Toowoomba And Surat Basin Enterprise Pty Ltd Health 2030 - Building our Economy - Stage 1 The project will undertake research to identify the challenges and opportunities facing the healthcare sector in the Darling Downs region. Toowoomba City QLD $20,000 $20,000
Bundaberg Regional Council Taste Bundaberg Festival The project will expand the existing Taste Bundaberg Festival with five key new elements: a Taste Bundaberg Festival central precinct, a Celebrate the Farmer opening night event, a Celebrity Chef learning experience and an industry Food Conference plus an Indigenous Fare evening event. Bundaberg West QLD $50,000 $105,300
Southern Downs Regional Council Shaping the Future of Events on the Southern Downs The project will deliver a comprehensive strategic events plan the Southern Downs region with a focus on social and economic sustainability. Warwick QLD $21,037 $82,377
Somerset Regional Council Somerset Cross Country - Hosting the Queensland Cross Country State Champs The project will support the 2021 Queensland Athletics State Cross Country Championships in Toogoolawah, QLD. Toogoolawah QLD $12,500 $25,000
Scenic Rim Regional Council Scenic Rim Smart Region Strategy The project will deliver a strategic plan to improve digital competitiveness, develop innovation hubs, grow efficiency and create job opportunities in the region. Beaudesert QLD $38,500 $77,000
The Noosa Long Weekend Inc NOOSA alive! - Creating a destination festival The project will undertake data collection and expand the NOOSA alive! 2021 festival by producing and delivering four new performance works. Noosa Heads QLD $60,000 $682,500
Australian Camp Oven Festival Millmerran Inc Camp Oven Dinner Under The Stars The project will deliver the first Camp Oven Dinner Under the Stars event for the Australian Camp Oven Festival in October 2020. Millmerran QLD $16,300 $16,300
Southern Downs Regional Council Granite Belt Bites, Beats & Bounce The project will deliver a youth-focused event promoting music, food and physical activity. Stanthorpe QLD $20,000 $21,504
Roma Business Development Association Inc Commerce Roma Strategic Plan The project will create a strategic plan to drive economic growth and build a sustainable local economy for the Roma region. Roma QLD $15,000 $16,000
The Nambour Tramway Company Ltd Creating Brand Nambour to drive the transition to a new economy The project will create a new brand for Nambour with the aim of increasing visitation and socio-economic progress in the region. Nambour QLD $30,000 $60,000
Thallon Community Services Ltd Thallon forging it’s tourism future beyond drought The project will provide a strategic plan to maximise the region’s opportunities to improve tourism and the overall sustainability of the community. Thallon QLD $20,000 $20,000
Security4Women Incorporated Economic Security4Women Connection Program The project will provide three online leadership and capability mentoring sessions to 10 women who are running a business in a remote, drought-affected area of Queensland. Various QLD $20,000 $20,000
Logan City Council Jimboomba Place Activation and Events Strategy 2020-2025 The project will deliver a strategic plan focused on event and place activation in the Jimboomba region, as well as a launch event for the strategy. Jimboomba QLD $100,000 $200,000
Mackay Regional Council For Social Development Ltd. Health and Wellbeing for Drought affected Communities The project will deliver three health and wellbeing workshops, and mentoring and coaching for not-for-profit organisations in the Whitsunday Regional Council area. Collinsville QLD $20,000 $20,000
Creative Regions Limited CORRUGATED The project will create four artist-led workshop series focused on community involvement, and a final community centric event to showcase workshop outcomes. Gin Gin QLD $19,562 $19,562
Gladstone Regional Council Luminous 2021-Heritage The project will illuminate three heritage buildings in the town plus add a new water and lights display in the annual Gladstone Luminous event. Glen Eden QLD $75,000 $150,000
The Yarraman Business Group Inc Yarraman Finish Line Festival 2021 The project will deliver a free festival at the finish line of the Brisbane Valley Festival of Cycling. Yarraman QLD $25,750 $25,750
City of Victor Harbor The Festival and Events Strategy and Action Plan The project will deliver a strategic events plan to increase tourism over the winter months and develop Victor Harbor as a year-round destination. Victor Harbor SA $20,000 $20,000
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Clare & Gilbert Valleys Cultural Tourism Strategy The project will support the development of a five year Cultural Tourism Strategy for the Clare and Gilbert Valleys region in South Australia. Clare SA $7,260 $14,520
Copper Coast Council Copper Coast Food Art and Wine Festival The project will stage a three day festival to improve the social and economic well-being of the region. Kadina SA $27,000 $60,230
Barunga West Council Barunga West Council Recreational Trail Strategy The project will develop a recreational trail strategy to promote tourism and increase economic value in the local community. Port Broughton SA $20,000 $20,000
Workshop26 Incorporated Workshop26 Artisan Markets Program The project will deliver a 12 month program of quarterly day-evening markets focused around various art mediums and crafts. Kimba SA $15,942 $15,942
WOTL Ltd Pilot Introductory Leadership Program for Rural and Regional Women The project will provide workshops to develop communication skills, resilience and confidence for women in Cleve and Streaky Bay. Streaky Bay SA $17,750 $19,500
Mid Murray Council Murray River Dark Sky Reserve Astro Tourism Strategy The project will develop a tourism strategy to leverage the newly declared dark sky reserve in the Mid Murray region. Mannum SA $20,000 $20,000
Tourism Marketing Committee Flinders Ranges & Outback SA Inc Rising Stars Leadership Program The project will provide mentoring for four participants in the Flinders Ranges and outback regions of South Australia. Hawker SA $19,500 $19,500
Mintaro Progress Association Inc THE CLARE VALLEY FESTIVAL OF LAMB The project will deliver a three day festival in Clare Valley with lamb as the central theme. Mintaro SA $13,600 $16,100
Break O'Day Council Break O’Day Council Recreational Trails Strategy The project will develop a strategic plan to determine the current and future needs, and the economic opportunities around recreational trails in the Break O'Day Council regional area. St Helens TAS $30,000 $60,000
Moira Shire Council Sun Country Visiting Friends and Relatives Campaign The project will deliver the Sun Country Visiting Friends and Relatives Campaign. Cobram VIC $20,000 $78,325
Shire of Bruce Rock Transitioning the Bruce Rock Economy The project will deliver a strategic plan which will identify priorities to transform the Bruce Rock economy in the three focus areas of enterprise development, industry opportunity and liveability. Bruce Rock WA $15,000 $15,000
Desert Support Services Pty Ltd Building Indigenous tourism in the deserts The project will bring desert groups together to collaborate on local and regional tourism projects. East Perth WA $150,000 $200,000
The Western Australian Opera Co Inc Bran Nue Dae Regional Tour (additional week in Southwest WA) The project will deliver a regional tour of the musical theatre production Bran Nue Dae to the regional towns of Albany and Esperance in Western Australia. Albany WA $200,000 $715,563