Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP)

Grant recipients announced

  • On 17 January 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the successful grant recipients for the Geelong region. Further details on Geelong grant recipients page.
  • On 2 February 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the successful grant recipients for the North Coast region. Further details on the NSW North Coast grant recipients page.
  • On 21 February 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, and Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Member for Gilmore, announced the successful grant recipients for the NSW South Coast region. Further details on the NSW South Coast grant recipients page.
  • On 22 February 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, and the Hon Warren Entsch MP, Member for Leichhardt, announced the successful grant recipients for the Tropical North Queensland. Further details on the Tropical North Queensland grant recipients page.
  • On 27 February 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the successful grant recipients for Regional Tasmania. Further details on the Regional Tasmania grant recipients page.
  • On 08 March 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, announced the successful grant recipients for the Wide Bay Burnett region. Further details on the Wide Bay Burnett grant recipients page.
  • On 15, 16 and 19 March 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, Mr. George Christensen MP, Member for Dawson, Mr. Ken O’Dowd MP, Member for Flynn, Ms. Michelle Landry, Member for Capricornia and Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia announced the successful grant recipients for Bowen Basin. Further details on the Bowen Basin grant recipients page.
  • On 16 and 23 March 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Regional Communications, and the Hon Damian Drum MP, Federal Member for Murray announced the successful grant recipients for Goulburn Valley. Further details on the Goulburn Valley grant recipients page.
  • On 10 April 2018, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, and Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, Member for Grey announced the successful grant recipients for Upper Spencer Gulf. Further details on the Upper Spencer Gulf grant recipients page.
  • On 12 April 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, and the Hon Darren Chester MP, Member for Gippsland announced the successful grant recipients for the Latrobe Valley region. Further details on the Latrobe Valley grant recipients page.

Overview

The $222.3 million Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) supports the Australian Government's commitment to stimulate economic growth in Australian regions.

The program’s intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs in ten pilot regions by investing in projects that will:

  • diversify regional economies
  • stimulate long term growth
  • deliver sustainable employment
  • enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.

There are ten packages, each is a locally led pilot, enabling each region to determine local priorities and growth industries to drive economic growth in their region and create jobs. The ten pilot regions are:

The Minister for Regional Development has appointed a Local Planning Committee in each pilot region to develop a Local Investment Plan. Successful projects must align with the strategic industry priorities outlined in the region’s Local Investment Plan.

If you would like to be notified of program updates, please register your interest.

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Funding streams

The program provides funding in three grant funding streams.

Local infrastructure

These grants are for local governing bodies and not-for-profit organisations to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure. These projects will capitalise on opportunities for growth, deliver long-term economic benefits to regional communities and create jobs.

Business innovation

These grants enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment.

Skills and training

These grants provide funding to local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations. These projects support training and upskilling of the regional workforce to meet regional priorities, take advantage of emerging opportunities and withstand major labour market changes.

QLD – Bowen Basin

Funding available for the Bowen Basin region in Queensland is $30 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Bowen Basin region

QLD – Tropical North Queensland

Funding available for the Tropical North Queensland region in Queensland is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Tropical North Queensland region

QLD – Wide Bay Burnett

Funding available for the Wide Bay Burnett region in Queensland is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Wide Bay Burnett region

NSW – North Coast

Funding available for the North Coast region in New South Wales is $25 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

North Coast region

NSW – South Coast

Funding available for the South Coast region in New South Wales is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

South Coast region

SA – Upper Spencer Gulf

Funding available for the Upper Spencer Gulf region in South Australia is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Upper Spencer Gulf region

VIC – Goulburn Valley

Funding available for the Goulburn Valley region in Victoria is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Goulburn Valley region

VIC – Geelong

Funding available for the Geelong region in Victoria is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Geelong region

VIC – Latrobe Valley

Funding available for the Latrobe Valley region in Victoria is $20 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Latrobe Valley region

TAS – Regional Tasmania

Funding available for the Regional Tasmania region in Tasmania is $27.25 million.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

Regional Tasmania region

Program guidelines

  • Program guidelines

More information

  • Factsheet – Overview
  • Factsheet – Local infrastructure stream
  • Factsheet – Business innovation stream
  • Factsheet – Skills and training stream
  • Frequently asked questions

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