Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP)

Overview

The $220 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.

Register your interest

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 $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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