Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)
On 22 September 2017, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development announced the outcomes of the 1st Round of the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream. Feedback for applicants is available.
On 4 August 2017, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development announced the outcomes of the 1st Round of the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream. Feedback for applicants is available.
The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the eligibility of their project location.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
- Infrastructure Projects Stream
- Community Investments Stream
Infrastructure Projects Stream
Applications for the Infrastructure Projects Stream closed at 5pm local time on 28 February 2017.
The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
Community Investments Stream
Applications for the Community Investments Stream closed at 5pm local time on 31 March 2017.
The Community Investments Stream funds community building activities including but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.
- Program guidelines - Infrastructure Projects Stream
- Program guidelines - Community Investments Stream
View the grant recipients for round one of the Infrastructure Projects Stream.
View the grant recipients for round one of the Community Investments Stream.