Growing Local Economies

At a glance


Provides organisations with funding to develop economically significant infrastructure to regional NSW.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be an infrastructure provider, organisation or private enterprise who intends to deliver public and common purpose infrastructure to regional NSW
  • have an intended project of minimum size $1 million.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.

Contact information:

1300 679 673



Growing Local Economies provides funding to entities to undertake infrastructure projects of economic significance in regional NSW. Projects must demonstrate improved outcomes for regional communities, and where possible support local procurement, job creation and skills development.

It is expected that the smallest projects will be valued at approximately $1 million.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, your project must:

  • be delivered within an eligible local government area
  • have a minimum project size of $1 million
  • have the capacity to deliver jobs and economic growth
  • help regional communities capitalise on their strengths or broaden or reposition their industry base.

The Growing Local Economies fund targets public and common use infrastructure - for example, multiple electricity or gas connections on council land that can be used by businesses. Projects that are on private land and have no clear public benefit will be considered ineligible.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Growing Local Economies.

How to apply

Find out more about how to apply at Growing Local Economies.

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