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What is the Building Better Regions Fund?
The Building Better Regions Fund is a grant designed to support regional areas with new infrastructure to help create jobs and drive economic growth.
The $1.38 billion 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 fund invests in projects located in, or benefiting eligible areas outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.
Bulletpoint assisted the Greater Shepparton City Council to receive $7.19 million towards the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct through the Regional Development Australia Fund Round Four.
This project will substantially expand the capacity of the 65 hectare Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct (GSRSP) by building new fields and facilities for a range of sports. It will provide modern infrastructure for the site, including a linking boulevard, fencing, landscaping, playgrounds,signage, car parks, traffic signals and supporting works.
Building Better Regions Fund – Funding Available
The Australian Government announced $250 million in the 2021-22 Budget for a sixth round of the BBRF.
There are two streams of funding available under the Building Better Regions Fund:
Infrastructure Projects Stream
- Round 6 supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas.
- Grants of $20,000 to $10 million to cover 50% or more of project costs.
Community Investments Stream
- Round 6 fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
- Grants of $5,000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of project costs.
The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. The Infrastructure Projects Stream only supports investment ready projects.
Your Building Better Regions Fund project must:
- be located in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra
- be seeking a grant of at least $20,000, and up to a maximum of $10 million
- provide evidence confirming all co-funding contributions
- have a project that has not started at the time of application
- be ready to commence within 12 weeks of executing the grant agreement
- be completed by 31 December 2022.
The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure projects are not eligible under the Community Investments Stream.
Your Building Better Regions Fund project must:
- be located in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra
- be seeking a grant of at least $5,000 and up to a maximum of $10 million
- provide evidence confirming all co-funding contributions
- have a project that has not started at the time of application
- you must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2022.
To be eligible for the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream you must be a legal entity, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:
- a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
- a not for profit organisation that has been established for at least two years.
To be eligible for the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream you must be a legal entity, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:
- a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
- a not for profit organisation.
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Applications close 10 February 2022..
- Infrastructure Projects Stream Round 6 Guidelines
- Community Investments Stream Round 6 Guidelines
Community Investment Stream – Round 5 Recipients
The list of successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments stream for round 5.
|Applicant Organisation||Project Title||Project Description||Project Location||State||Grant Approved||Total Project Cost|
|Australasia-Pacific Extension Network Limited||Growing Emerging Extension Leadership in Regional Australia||The project will deliver a leadership program to emerging rural leaders working in regional communities.||Wodonga||VIC||$19,600||$19,600|
|Australian Cycling Academy Limited||Cycle Sunshine Coast- Multi-stage community and elite cycling event||The project will deliver a new annual local event, “Cycle Sunshine Coast,” which will be a multi-stage event for 170 elite men/women and 400 amateurs, including a free community ride for 500 people and a corporate team fundraiser.||Maroochydore||QLD||$75,000||$208,700|
|Australian Regional Tourism Ltd||National agritourism development program for all of regional Australia||The project will undertake three activities:|
Develop a national strategy on how to engage farmers in agritourism
Develop two toolkits: one to educate Councils on value of developing agritourism experiences; and another to educate primary producers on how they can diversify through agritourism experiences
Host a national agritourism conference in 2021, to also be livestreamed through ART’s online Regional Tourism Hub.
|Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance Ltd||Seaweed Pitchfest 2022||The project will deliver a gala pitch event to bring investors and entrepreneurs together with scientists and seaweed companies.||Hobart||TAS||$20,000||$20,000|
|Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc||Say it with Flowers||The project will be the exhibition “Say it with Flowers” featuring a diverse range of Australian and First Nations artist in collaboration with local Wotjobaluk curator Katherine Clark accompanied by an education program and outreach activities as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021.||Invermay Park||VIC||$20,000||$52,000|
|Barossa Arts Council Inc||A Strategy to 1000 – Building the Pillar of Arts from the Ground Up||The project will deliver a strategic plan to grow the successful 100 Barossa Artists event held in 2020, to a biannual event called 1000 Barossa Artists, spanning four council areas in the Barossa region, to be held in 2022.||Nuriootpa||SA||17800||$17,800|
|Belmont Traders Inc.||Belmont Traders Summer 21/22 Community Event||The project will deliver a community event in the summer of 2021-22 in Belmont.||Belmont||VIC||$20,000||$23,768|
|Blue Mountains City Council||Blue Mountains Economic Revitalisation||The project will deliver a range of locally developed economic support programs, including a refreshed destination management plan, a sector based mentoring program targeting local growth and a film industry development program.||Katoomba||NSW||$119,750||$239,500|
|Bomaderry Community Inc.||A creative approach to economic sustainability for Bomaderry||The project will develop a strategic plan to develop innovative economic ideas based on creative/start up industries to develop an action plan with engaged champions.||Bomaderry||NSW||$20,000||$20,000|
|Broome Chamber Of Commerce Inc||Fitzroy Crossing Economic Opportunities Proposal||The project will deliver an economic opportunities proposal to build on the new economic developments proposed around the Fitzroy Valley.||Broome||WA||$41,662||$55,550|
|City Of Albany||Albany 2026 – Discover Kinjarling||The project will contribute to the planning for Western Australia’s bicentenary celebrations in Albany in 2026, by developing strategic and marketing plans.||Yakamia||WA||$270,000||$675,000|
|City Of Port Lincoln||Port Lincoln Economic Development and Investment Attraction Strategy||The project will develop an Economic Development and Investment Attraction Strategy to enhance quality tourism and visitor experiences ensuring long term job creation, investment growth and import and export viability for the City of Port Lincoln.||Port Lincoln||SA||$20,000||$20,000|
|City Of Victor Harbor||Victor Harbor Investment and Attraction Strategy Project||The project will develop an Investment Attraction Strategy for Victor Harbor to reinvigorate the local and regional economy.||Victor Harbor||SA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Clifton And District Progress Associnc||New destination event for Clifton||The project will deliver a new event during the traditionally quiet winter season aimed at attracting visitors to the town of Clifton.||Clifton||QLD||$20,000||$20,000|
|Collective Action Social Impact Ltd||Unleash the Mental Health Champion Within||The project will provide a three month leadership and mentoring program to mental health leaders in the Gladstone region.||Gladstone Central||QLD||$20,000||$20,000|
|Creative Comboyne Association Incorporated||Comboyne Gardenista||The project will deliver the Comboyne Gardenista, a two-day festival of gardens, art and local culture in the Comboyne Plateau, designed to engage people of all ages. The festival will be comprised of open gardens, a program of creative and artistic events and a range of stalls and fund-raising activities delivered by community groups.||Comboyne||NSW||$10,000||$18,950|
|Curious Legends Limited||Gimbay Gatigaan||The project will produce a site-specific theatrical cultural performance with puppets performed by Indigenous youth at the ‘New Annual’ arts festival in Newcastle 2021.||HAMILTON||NSW||$30,044||$70,044|
|Destination Riverina Murray Ltd||Riverina Murray Visitor Economy Mentor Program||The project will deliver a dedicated business mentoring program to support new and existing businesses across the Riverina Murray region.||Wagga Wagga||NSW||$56,950||$113,900|
|Destination Scenic Rim Inc||Scenic Rim Tourism Research||The project will engage a researcher to facilitate a consumer study into the intentions, motivations and barriers for travel to the Scenic Rim.||Beaudesert||QLD||$20,000||$20,000|
|Destination Southern Nsw Ltd||Tourism Business Leadership and Capability Mentoring Program||The project will deliver a 12 month personalised mentoring program, designed to drive leadership and capability development for eight local tourism business owners.||Yass||NSW||$20,000||$20,000|
|Developing East Arnhem Limited||East Arnhem Tourism Growth project||The project will develop a three-year destination marketing plan for East Arnhem Land and deliver a signature event “East Arnhem Live” – a three-day music festival showcasing Yolŋu (landowners of East Arnhem Land) musicians and culture.||Nhulunbuy||NT||$156,005||$209,155|
|Dirranbandi Pastoral And Agricultural Association Inc||Paul Kelly & Friends Concert 2021||The project will organise, manage and stage the Paul Kelly & Friends multi-act concert in Dirranbandi, western Queensland.||Dirranbandi||QLD||$62,000||$162,025|
|Ferguson Valley Marketing Inc||Lost & Found Festival – value add marketing activities||The project will deliver the inaugural four day ‘Lost and Found Festival’ to showcase the experiences on offer in Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley.||Ferguson||WA||$48,180||$130,180|
|Fitzgerald Biospere Group Inc||Bremer Bay Regional Trails Masterplan||The project will develop a strategic plan for recreational trails around the greater Bremer Bay area.||Bremer Bay||WA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Food Fossickers Central Victoria Incorporated||Food Fossickers Central Victorian Pantry||The project will comprise a series of 16 food events, held throughout the year, culminating in a campaign of Eat Local events and activities.||Bendigo||VIC||$20,000||$20,000|
|Galambila Aboriginal Corporation||Building Aboriginal Leadership – Galambila Aboriginal Health Service||The project will provide leadership training to executives and team leaders of the Galambila Aboriginal Corporation.||Coffs Harbour||NSW||$31,817||$63,635|
|Geeveston Community Centre Inc||Huon Valley Small Scale Producer Logistics Research Project||The project will deliver a plan for small scale producers in the Huon Valley to improve supply chains and efficiencies.||Geeveston||TAS||$20,000||$20,000|
|Gladstone Regional Council||Gladstone Regional Transition Planning||The project will develop a regional plan to manage the transition away from fossil fuels, the decarbonization of the energy mix and drive economic growth for the Gladstone region.||Gladstone Central||QLD||$46,000||$92,000|
|Gladstone Regional Council||Developing Community Leaders||The project will deliver the Community Leaders Project aimed at building the capacity of emerging community leaders to take on leadership roles in the Gladstone area.||Gladstone Central||QLD||$17,500||$35,000|
|Glen Innes Severn Council||Creating Capability & Confidence for Community Champions.||The project will deliver leadership development program across rural areas in New England to enhance participants’ leadership capacity and encourage community cohesion.||Glen Innes||NSW||$154,710||$154,710|
|Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand||Building Community Resilience: Geelong Financial Inclusion Action Plan||The project will deliver a 2-3 year Financial Inclusion Action Plan for Geelong.||Geelong||VIC||$50,000||$100,000|
|Goolwa To Wellington Local Action Planning Association Incorporated||GWLAP Profitable Farming, Healthy Communities Development Strategy||The project will develop a sectoral strategy to work with farmers and the community to transition from high industrial principles to regenerative principles.||Strathalbyn||SA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Greater Shepparton City Council||New Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Opening Weekend Celebrations||The project will organise and manage an event to officially open the new Shepparton Art Museum $50 million Arts and Cultural Precinct.||Shepparton||VIC||$176,500||$1,022,500|
|Hay Shire Council||Tunes on the Sand||The project will enable the significant extension to a community event, ‘Tunes on the Sand’.||Hay||NSW||$20,000||$36,150|
|Heaven Vmx Incorporated||Australian National ‘Classic’ & ‘Post-classic’ Motocross Championships 2021||The project will assist the Heaven VMX Club to host the 2021 Australian National ‘Classic’ and ‘Post-classic’ Motocross Championships on consecutive weekends (9, 10 & 11 July) (16, 17 & 18 July 2021) – at Nowra NSW.||Yerriyong||NSW||$21,240||$42,480|
|Huon Valley Council||Huon Valley Food Resilience Strategy||The project will establish a Huon Valley food coalition and develop a strategy for food resilience.||Huonville||TAS||$65,000||$130,000|
|Isaac Regional Council||Regional Trails Strategy||The project will develop a Regional Trails Strategy, identifying a regional trails network and tourism experiences for the Isaac region.||Dysart||QLD||$187,500||$250,000|
|Jam Orange Incorporated||Orange Winter Jazz Festival||The project will organise and manage the inaugural Orange Winter Jazz Festival, a three-day music festival to be held in June 2022.||Orange||NSW||$20,000||$106,800|
|Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation||Stompem’ Ground Festival 2021||The project will deliver a weekend festival of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music, dance, culture and workshops.||Minyirr||WA||$472,500||$630,000|
|Kingborough Council||Assessing business development opportunities-Kingborough||The project will assess opportunities for business development and expansion around the Kingborough region.||Kingston||TAS||$20,000||$21,500|
|Kuranda Traders Association Inc||Delivering a COVID-19 Strategic Recovery Plan for the township of Kuranda.||The project will deliver a 3 year Strategic Recovery Plan that provides a framework for Kuranda Village businesses to survive, recover, adapt to new markets and visitor expectations and thrive in a post COVID environment.||Kuranda||QLD||$19,900||$19,900|
|Lake Macquarie City Council||Morisset Resilience and Growth Study and Action Plan||The project will forecast the demand for jobs, housing and services in the region, and develop and Action Plan to drive economic growth and create new jobs.||Morisset||NSW||$40,000||$80,000|
|Limestone Coast Food Group||Limestone Coast Region Strategic Food Plan, 2022 to 2030||The project will develop a strategic food plan for the Limestone Coast Region that will direct the development of the region’s food industry.||Mount Gambier; Miccient; Naracoorte; Bordertown; Robe||SA||19930||$19,930|
|Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc||Creation of Sculpture Plus – major expansion of Lorne Sculpture Biennale||The project will deliver a major expansion to the Lorne Sculpture Festival 2021.||Lorne||VIC||$100,000||$202,500|
|Mackay Regional Council For Social Development Ltd.||Building Community and Economic Legacy in the Greater Whitsunday Region||The project will explore and raise awareness of the concept of Inclusive Growth for the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay (WIM) regions through the delivery of workshops to provide equitable opportunities and benefits to all sections of society, including the more marginalised, during times of economic growth.||Mackay||QLD||$20,000||$20,000|
|Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival Inc||Strategic, Economic Analysis and Marketing Plan 2021 – 2024||The project will develop a three year strategic plan for the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival.||Manjimup||WA||$35,000||$35,000|
|Margaret River Wine Association Inc||Fine Vines Festival – expansion of marketing and promotions||The project will deliver the inaugural 10 day Fine Vines Festival to showcase Margaret River wines.||Cowaramup||WA||$49,480||$130,180|
|Mid-Western Regional Council||Renewable Energy Zone Economic Opportunities Identification||The project will identify economic opportunities that will emerge from the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.||Gulgong||NSW||$20,000||$20,000|
|Moorabool Shire Council||Development of a Visitor Economy Strategy||The project will develop a Visitor Economy Strategy for the Moorabool region.||Darley||VIC||$25,000||$50,000|
|Mornington Peninsula Shire Council||Balnarring Recovery Event||The project will deliver a new, free community arts and cultural, single day event.||Balnarring||VIC||$149,998||$299,998|
|Mount Barker District Council||Develop a Plan for the Arts||The project will develop a 5 year plan to promote arts in the Mount Barker district.||Mount Barker||SA||$25,000||$50,000|
|Mount Isa City Council||Mount Isa 100 Year Celebrations||The project will deliver a new event to Mount Isa celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of minerals in the town.||Mount Isa City||QLD||$506,891||$724,130|
|Mudgee Region Tourism Incorporated||Mudgee Region Industry Engagement Strategy||The project will develop a Mudgee Region Industry Engagement Strategy to support a changing tourism environment, support local business partners and guide the future growth of Mudgee Region Tourism to directly impact and support a vibrant visitor economy.||Mudgee||NSW||$20,000||$20,000|
|Mudgee Region Tourism Incorporated||Mudgee Region Wellness Sector Strategy||The project will develop a strategic plan to develop and promote the wellness tourism experience across the region.||Mudgee||NSW||$20,000||$20,000|
|Murray And Mallee Local Government Association||Murraylands and Riverland LGA Water Position Paper, ‘Water, People, Place’||The project will develop a water position paper that focuses on a unified position for the benefit of Murraylands and Riverland communities.||Loxton||SA||$42,500||$85,000|
|Neighbourhood Collective Australia Ltd||Building Resilient Communities in Swan Hill and Bendigo||The project will deliver leadership training comprised of eight workshops across four regional locations.||Quarry Hill||VIC||$20,000||$26,000|
|Nintiringanyi Indigenous Corporation||The Murama Experience||The project will deliver the Murama Experience, a three-staged Indigenous cultural gathering, mentoring and entertainment event, in Cairns, Queensland.||Cairns City||QLD||$46,600||$93,200|
|Noosa Shire Council||Noosa Shire Industry and Employment Activation Plan||The project will deliver a strategic and implementation plan to support growth and retention of locally based businesses, enhance leadership in business and the community, create higher value jobs, highly competitive national businesses and attract talented people and investment.||Tewantin||QLD||$50,000||$100,000|
|Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd||Get on board- governance training for remote communities of the Gulf||The project will deliver board and governance training to three very remote communities.||Normanton||QLD||$16,265||$20,405|
|NSW Business Chamber Limited||South East NSW Small Business Recovery Project||The project will develop a regional blueprint for business recovery and deliver a short- to long-term initiatives to prioritise activity and funding.||Bega||NSW||$236,535||$473,071|
|Olives South Australia Inc||South Australian Olive Festival||The project will deliver a community event, the South Australian Olive Festival and Gala Dinner.||Tooperang||SA||$17,200||$19,200|
|Orange City Council||Sprint into Summer – The Orange Mile||The project will deliver a new event, the ‘Sprint into Summer- The Orange Mile’. The community race will include elite athletes as a drawcard but be open to the wider community with the aim to generate tourism interest for the region.||Orange||NSW||$35,000||$70,000|
|Orange Region Vignerons Association Incorporated||2021 Orange Wine Festival||The project will deliver an expansion of new events to the existing Orange Wine Festival.||Orange||NSW||$30,000||$65,000|
|Outback Communities Authority||Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre Water Event Response Plan||The project will deliver a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the intermittent flooding events in Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre.||Port Augusta||SA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Perth International Jazz Festival Inc.||Perth International Jazz Festival – Regional Program||The project will expand the annual Perth International Jazz Festival held in the Perth Metropolitan area to include the new South- West regional expansion with a free one day festival on the Busselton foreshore.||Busselton||WA||$22,500||$45,000|
|Petaurus Education Group Incorporated||Community consultation and engagement strategy||The project will develop an engagement strategy for eco and cultural tourism in Strathbogie Shire, as well as a community festival and a youth gala day.||Nagambie||VIC||20000||$41,954|
|Pilbara Tourism Association Incorporated||Warlu Way Pilbara Tourism Development Program||The project will deliver a strategic tourism plan for the Pilbara, as well as provide business development support and leadership for existing and aspiring tourism businesses.||Karratha||WA||$674,050||$674,050|
|Pingelly Somerset Alliance Inc||Pingelly region aged and disability care skills audit||The Project will undertake a skills audit to identify and upskill a reliable workforce for aged care and disability services. The audit will include Indigenous locals, to deliver culturally appropriate care services within the community.||Pingelly||WA||$19,999||$20,000|
|Port Hedland Historical Society Incorporated||Port Hedland Heritage Festival||The project will celebrate Port Hedland’s 125 years since its establishment as a regional town, with a weeklong festival in late 2021.||Port Hedland||WA||$30,000||$40,000|
|Rattler Railway Company Ltd||Heritage Steam Conference 2021||The project will deliver the inaugural ‘Heritage Steam Conference’, a three day event which is a collaboration between Gympie’s three heritage not-for-profit, organisations, the Mary Valley Rattler, Gympie Woodworks Museum and the Gympie Gold Museum.||Gympie||QLD||$20,000||$54,500|
|Red Earth Community Foundation South Burnett Limited||Burnett Inland Futures Strategy (BIFS)||The project will deliver a holistic, regional strategy that has a 10, 20 and 50 year view, for the Burnett Inland region.||Durong||QLD||$49,800||$99,600|
|Redland City Chamber Of Commerce Inc||Championing Redlands Coast||The project will develop a research report to provide economic information to identify employment opportunities, future gaps in skills, opportunities for upskilling or empowering of small businesses and attract investment and business for the Redlands Coast.||Redland Bay||QLD||$18,182||$18,182|
|Riverland Wine Industry Development Council Incorporated||Riverland Wine & Food Festival Gala Degustation Event||The project will showcase local wine and produce at the inaugural Degustation Gala Dinner added to the Riverland Wine and Food Festival. The addition aims to broaden the demographic and promote the regional producers to a wider audience.||Lyrup||SA||$20,000||$46,500|
|Rural Alive & Well Inc.||Back to Timber||The project will bring current, former and retired timber industry workers together at a new event across two weekends in summer 2022 to re-build community connection with a focus on resilience, mental health and wellbeing.||Oatlands||TAS||$12,350||$13,000|
|Security4women Incorporated||The Western Australian Economic Security4Women Connection Program||The project will build the leadership capability of 10 female business leaders in remote or very remote Western Australia.||Various||WA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Shepparton Arts Festival Inc||Art in the HeART||The project will transform 10 empty shops in the Shepparton CBD into pop-up exhibitions and workshop spaces for 1 month during the 2022 Shepparton Festival.||Shepparton||VIC||$35,000||$70,300|
|Shire Of Christmas Island||Indian Ocean Territories Cultural Arts Congress||The project will bring together musicians and dancers from both Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island for two festival events at the Territory Week Festival 2021, as well as hold a congress for performers and cultural tourism businesses.||Christmas Island||Other||$20,000||$20,000|
|Shire Of Christmas Island||2021 Christmas Island Youth Conference||The project will deliver a week-long conference in July 2021 for young people on Christmas Island.||Christmas Island||WA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Shire of Mingenew||Mingenew Astrotourism Events Season||The project will stage a series of Astrotourism events in the Mingenew region during 2021-2022.||Mingenew||WA||$18,000||$20,000|
|South Burnett Regional Council||South Burnett Agriculture Strategy||The project will develop a regional agricultural strategy for South Burnett which will align with the Federal Government’s Ag2030 plan, state-based and other regional strategies to set priorities for 2022-2027.||Murgon||QLD||$19,992||$19,992|
|South East Region Development Assoc Inc||South East Mountain Bike Strategy: Factors for success of MTB recreation||The project will deliver a strategic plan informing future development of Mountain Bike infrastructure in South East Tasmania.||Kellevie||TAS||$20,000||$20,000|
|Southern Downs Regional Council||Supply chain mapping strategy||The project will map existing supply chains in and around the Southern Downs region.||Warwick||QLD||$40,000||$80,000|
|Southern Downs Regional Council||Residential Attraction Strategy Project||The project will develop a strategic action plan that will allow Council to attract new residents and benefit the Southern Downs Economy.||Warwick||QLD||$25,000||$50,000|
|Southern Moreton Bay Islands Chamber Of Commerce Inc||Redlands Coast Islands Festival Capability Infrastructure||The project will expand the annual Karragarra Sea Market to a four day cross island event.||Karragarra Island||QLD||$31,218||$39,718|
|St John Ambulance Australia Nt Inc||Alternative employment pathways into healthcare jobs for regional NT youth||The project will deliver a strategic plan to support regional youth development in the Northern Territory. The focus is on strengthening young people in regional communities of Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy utilising innovative engagement strategies and alternative employment pathways into the health care sector.||Tennant Creek||NT||$90,468||$120,625|
|Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber Of Commerce Inc||Strategic Plan||The project will deliver a strategic plan designed to help businesses recovery and growth in the Granite Belt region of southeast Queensland.||Stanthorpe||QLD||$21,329||$21,329|
|Taree Universities Campus Ltd||MidCoast NSW Regional Skills Audit||The project will undertake a skills audit to define skills and qualifications required to strengthen and grow the NSW Mid Coast region.||Taree||NSW||$24,700||$49,400|
|The Mckell Institute||A Skill Focused Audit for Regional NSW – Understanding Employment Gaps.||The project will research and identify skill shortages, skill surpluses and service gaps in regional New South Wales.||Armidale||NSW||$71,839||$143,679|
|Toowoomba Regional Council||Meatstock Toowoomba 2022||The project will deliver a three day, beef and barbecue festival to Toowoomba in 2022.||Toowoomba||QLD||$25,000||$50,000|
|Torres Shire Council||WOZCF – Strategic Growth and Marketing Initative||The project will develop a strategic plan for the growth and marketing of the biannual Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival (WOZCF).||Thursday Island||QLD||$67,500||$90,001|
|Tourism Barossa Incorporated||Barossa Region Destination Marketing Strategy||The project will develop a tourism marketing strategy for the Barossa Region.||Tanunda||SA||$50,000||$100,000|
|Tourism Marketing Committee – Yorke Peninsula Incorporated||Yorke Peninsula Tourism Plan 2026||The project will develop a Yorke Peninsula tourism strategic plan for the next five years.||Minlaton||SA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Town Of Gawler||Gawler Kaurna Cultural Heritage Project||The project will deliver a cultural assessment of areas of significance along the North Para, South Para and Gawler Rivers with a view to documenting the cultural heritage of the region. This will include conducting archaeological and some anthropological surveys to account for both aspects of cultural heritage sites and identifying opportunities to add value, both economic and social, to the community.||Gawler||SA||$20,000||$41,980|
|Tweed Visitor Information Services Limited||Tweed Tourism – Nature Based Tourism Action Plan||The project will create a Nature Based Tourism Action Plan aimed at increasing the visitor stays and the value of visitors for nature tourism to the Tweed region in NSW.||South Murwillumbah||NSW||$20,000||$20,000|
|Whitsunday Regional Council||The Heart of our Identity: Whitsunday Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan||The project will deliver a strategic plan which will explore and identify opportunities to build a robust and connected arts, culture and heritage community for the Whitsundays.||Proserpine||QLD||$32,250||$64,500|
|Wimmera Development Association Incorporated||Building Migration Pathways To Support Regional Growth||The project will develop a strategy to attract culturally and linguistically diverse communities to Wimmera.||Stawell||VIC||$96,000||$192,000|
|Wodonga Urban Landcare Network||Finding Our Voice: media and messaging for volunteers||The project will deliver a series of online and face to face workshops, group mentoring, and a workbook for environment and sustainability groups in the Wodonga region.||Gateway Island||VIC||$20,000||$20,000|
|Women In Business & Regional Development||• WiBRD Mentor Connect program||The project will connect up to 170 current members and aspiring businesswomen over two years with an objective to improve their leadership capabilities and confidence via a structured mentoring program led by Women in Business & Regional Development and delivered both online through their website as an online mentor portal and through community based opportunities.||Mount Gambier||SA||$20,000||$20,000|
|Words On The Waves||Words on the Waves Writers Festival 2022 Event||The project will develop a new annual writers’ festival, a school creative writing program and writing workshops for all ages.||Umina Beach||NSW||$50,000||$132,840|
|Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association Inc||Chardonnay Avenue Yarra Valley||The project will deliver the Chardonnay Avenue Yarra Valley event, a street party-style event in May 2022 that will see collaboration between local artists, musicians, wineries, and food producers in Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region.||Healesville||VIC||$203,000||$406,000|
|Yongergnow – Ongerup Community Resource Centre Inc||Being a better Boss – Workshop||The project will deliver the ‘Being a Better Boss’ workshop to business owners and farm managers from the primary sector impacted by a lack of seasonal workers due to COVID-19. The project aims to provide the skills to become an employer of choice, retain staff and thereby encourage workers to remain living and working in the local area.||Ongerup||WA||$6,118||$7,338|
Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 5 Recipients
Successful regional tourism focussed projects
|Applicant Organisation||Project Title||Project Description||Project Location||State||Grant Approved||Total Project Cost|
|Adelaide Plains Council||Parham Short Stay – Facility Upgrade||The project will upgrade and revitalise facilities at the Parham Short Stay.||Parham||SA||$100,000||$200,000|
|Advance Kingscote Progress Association||Igniting Kingscote Through Art||The project will upgrade four cells of the Kingscote silos on Kangaroo Island through mural painting, with lighting to create visibility at night.||Kingscote||SA||$72,000||$117,000|
|Auscycling Limited||Crankworx Cairns Event – Upgrade of the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park||The project will upgrade the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park in preparation for the Crankworx World Tour 2022.||Smithfield||QLD||$1,150,000||$1,150,000|
|Australian Ecosystems Foundation Incorporated||Upgrade of community camping facilities at the Secret Creek Sanctuary||The project will upgrade the camp ground facilities at the Secret Creek Sanctuary.||Cobar Park||NSW||$31,050||$62,100|
|Australian Rural Education Centre Co-Operative Ltd||Upgrade to Pavilion Kitchen and Air Conditioning||The project will upgrade the existing kitchen facilities and install air conditioning in the pavilion at the Australian Rural Education Centre.||Bombira||NSW||$192,026||$192,026|
|Barooga Sports Club Ltd||Cobram Barooga Golf Club Course Enhancement Project||The project will upgrade the existing golf course facility to incorporate new holes and a fully automated irrigation system which will replace the current manual system.||Barooga||NSW||$335,000||$670,600|
|Bass Coast Shire Council||Cowes Cultural and Community Centre||The project will construct a multi-use community centre.||Cowes||VIC||$5,000,000||$19,000,000|
|Berri War Memorial Community Centre Inc||Berri Riverside Holiday Park, Riverside Apartments Development||The project will construct twenty apartments next to an existing caravan park in Berri, South Australia.||Berri||SA||$2,000,000||$4,347,435|
|Blue Lake Golf Club Inc.||Construction of an 18 hole Mini Golf Course||The project will construct an 18-hole mini golf course.||Mount Gambier||SA||$171,914||$347,957|
|Bundaberg Regional Council||Redevelopment of ANZAC Park||The project will redevelop the Bundaberg ANZAC Park to create new recreational spaces, a flexible outdoor event space and a memorial avenue for the region’s service personnel.||Bundaberg Central||QLD||$5,000,000||$18,983,000|
|Cabonne Shire Council||Canowindra Town Centre and River Precinct Activation||The project will deliver upgrades to the Canowindra Town Centre.||Canowindra||NSW||$1,059,250||$2,118,500|
|Cabonne Shire Council||Molong Town Centre Activation||The project will enhance the Molong Town Centre through soft and hard infrastructure upgrades.||Molong||NSW||$1,090,425||$2,180,850|
|Cairns Regional Council||Northern Beaches Leisure Trail – Clifton Beach to Kewarra Beach||The project will construct a 360m long x 3m wide concrete footpath to connect with existing paved network and also build a new 100m long bridge over Deep Creek to link the beach side suburbs of Clifton Beach and Kewarra Beach.||Kewarra Beach||QLD||$1,971,403||$3,942,806|
|City of Kalamunda||Pickering Brook Tourism Activation Project||The project will construct a new inclusive playground and upgrade an existing bowling green.||Pickering Brook||WA||$240,500||$481,000|
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council||Tokoh Redevelopment||The project will redevelop the Tokoh Building on Home Island to include a museum, a visitor centre, toilets and space for tourism businesses.||Cocos Keeling Islands||WA||$1,562,000||$2,082,805|
|Coffin Bay Yacht Club Inc||Coffin Bay Tourism Growth Project||The project will demolish the existing jetty and construct a fit for purpose, accessible jetty and floating pontoon structure.||Coffin Bay||SA||$600,712||$860,467|
|Coffs Harbour City Council||Floating to Recovery||The project will redevelop two existing aging swimming pool complexes at Sawtell and Woolgoolga to meet the demands of a growing population, sport tourism and health guidelines.||Sawtell||NSW||7784778||$15,569,556|
|Condamine Cods Rugby Inc||Condamine Cods Home Ground Safety and Spectator Viewing Upgrade||The project will upgrade the current sporting field amenities through the installation of perimeter fencing and terraced spectator seating.||Condamine||QLD||$47,332||$94,664|
|Corangamite Shire Council||Port Campbell Town Centre Revitalisation Project||The project will improve the core retail, commercial and tourist areas of the town of Port Campbell by implementing shared pedestrian and traffic zones and upgrading streetscapes.||Port Campbell||VIC||$5,599,289||$15,599,289|
|Corowa Golf Club Ltd||Replace airconditioning to clubhouse||The project will replace the air conditioning plant at the Corowa Golf Club clubhouse.||Corowa||NSW||$178,591||$357,182|
|Dalby & District Show Society Inc||Dalby Show Shed||The project will construct a large multipurpose covered area on a previously completed concrete floor.||Dalby||QLD||$63,307||$126,615|
|Disabled Wintersports Australia Incorporated||Mt Hotham Alpine Gateway – Accessibility augmentation||The project will construct improved disabled access.||Mt Hotham||VIC||$245,000||$491,000|
|District Council of Yankalilla||Construction of Rapid Bay Amenities||The project will construct new amenities at Rapid Bay Jetty.||Rapid Bay||SA||$210,000||$420,000|
|District Council of Yankalilla||Construction of Normanville Visitor Accommodation||The project will construct 23 holiday cabins at the council||Normanville||SA||$2,045,450||$4,090,900|
|Douglas Shire Council||Connecting Communities – Mossman CBD to Mossman Gorge Centre||The project will construct a shared pedestrian cycle way bridge and pathway between Kubirri Aged Care Centre and Mossman Gorge Centre.||Mossman||QLD||$2,250,000||$2,500,000|
|Fermentation Tasmania Ltd||The Fermentation Hub – A Proving Ground for Fermentation Innovation||The project will construct a global centre for excellence in fermentation, including providing space for: a business incubator; practical education for graduates; research, development and extension (RD&E); and agri-tourism experiences.||Legana||TAS||$7,572,903||$7,572,903|
|Forster Surf Lifesaving Club Inc||Forster Foreshore Redevelopment – Forster Surf Life Saving Club||The project will rebuild the Surf Life Saving Clubhouse at the Forster foreshore.||Forster||NSW||$3,159,491||$6,318,983|
|Gargarro Botanic Garden Ltd.||Gargarro Regional Botanic Garden – Phase 1||The project will construct the main features of a world class botanical garden.||Girgarre||VIC||$300,000||$600,000|
|Gilgandra Council||The Mill on Miller Street||The project will revitalise the city centre and under-utilised laneways creating vibrant shared zones with links to the river.||Gilgandra||NSW||$329,257||$658,514|
|Girl Guides South Australia Inc||New style accommodation at Tuckerway and Douglas Scrub Campsites||The project will construct accommodation at two campsites.||Blewitt Springs||SA||$147,612||$295,224|
|Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Ornamental garden and Picnic Lawn – Shibetsu Japanese Gardens||The project will complete a lawn area with Japanese ornamental garden borders.||Goulburn||NSW||$250,000||$500,000|
|Indigo Shire Council||Rutherglen Wine Walk Cycle Trail||The project will construct a 48km walk and cycle trail.||Rutherglen||VIC||$5,133,100||$5,133,100|
|Kempsey Shire Council||The Slim Dusty Centre Renewable Energy & Tourism Sustainability Project||The project will install a rooftop solar PV system and construct an electric vehicle charging station at the Slim Dusty Centre.||South Kempsey||NSW||$93,500||$187,000|
|Kingfisher Bay Villa Primary Thoroughfare Gtp 5010||Fraser Island Jetty access upgrade||The project will upgrade the existing Kingfisher Bay Jetty to provide safer access to Fraser Island.||Fraser Island||QLD||$466,450||$932,900|
|Lake Macquarie City Council||Creative LAKE Art Trail extension||The project will extend the Creative LAKE contemporary art trail around the northern shore of Lake Macquarie.||Speers Point||NSW||$85,000||$310,000|
|Lismore City Council||Northern Rivers Rail Trail – Bentley to Lismore NSW||The project will construct 16.3km of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail between Bentley and the Lismore Railway Station converting the disused railway line (abandoned in 2004) to a rail trail delivering a 3m wide bitumen sealed surface pathway.||South Lismore||NSW||9863615||$9,863,615|
|Mackay Regional Council||Mackay Waterfront PDA – Riverside Revitalisation Project – Stage 1||The project will deliver the first stage of revitalisation works within the Mackay Waterfront Riverside project area.||Mackay||QLD||$4,125,629||$8,251,258|
|Magnetic Island Country Club Inc||Clubhouse Roof Replacement||The project will upgrade 660m2 of roofing on an existing clubhouse at the Magnetic Island Country Club.||Picnic Bay||QLD||$24,487||$48,975|
|Mansfield Autism Statewide Services||Mansfield Autism Operation Gamechanger Project Retreat (OGPR)||The project will construct an early intervention facility for neurodivergent children in Mansfield.||Mansfield||VIC||$3,865,004||$10,812,652|
|Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association Inc||Ancient Lands Discovery Park @ Ngilgi||The project will upgrade and extend the existing visitor experience centre.||Yallingup||WA||$1,350,000||$2,750,000|
|Merimbula Big Game And Lakes Angling Club Inc||Upgrade Jetty, Spencer Park Merimbula||The project will replace the jetty at Spencer Park in Merimbula with a modern floating pontoon style jetty with a safe and inclusive platform.||Merimbula||NSW||$225,150||$240,000|
|Milang And District Community Association Incorporated||Restoration of Manager’s Residence in Milang Lakeside Butter Factory||The project will refurbish the manager’s residence for the historic Milang Lakeside Butter Factory precinct to serve as administrative and training hub for the colonial-era precinct.||Milang||SA||$400,000||$480,000|
|Mitchell Shire Council||Kilmore Town Entry and Town Centre Precinct Gateway Signs||The project will install a new town entry and town centre gateway signage.||Kilmore||VIC||$121,000||$242,000|
|Murgon Men’s Shed Inc.||Stage 2 shed to cover rail carriages||The project will construct a steel shed and attached annex that includes inclusive access to house a railway display.||Murgon||QLD||$33,000||$45,000|
|Murweh Shire Council||Murweh Shire Tourism Precinct Developments – Stage 2||The project will construct the Outback Museum of Australia, connect existing tourism facilities and upgrade an Airfield Museum and a World War Two era base.||Charleville||QLD||$7,940,000||$8,340,000|
|Narooma Sporting And Services Club Ltd||Club Narooma Front Deck Extension||The project will extend and weather proof the existing deck area at the Narooma Sporting and Services Club.||Narooma||NSW||$200,000||$400,000|
|National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Limited||Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Australiana Precinct||The project will construct an Australiana themed precinct at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.||Forbes||QLD||$2,627,500||$5,255,000|
|Norfolk Island Regional Council||Norfolk Island Water Security Stage 1||The project will install multiple rainwater tanks.||Norfolk Island||Other||$482,790||$482,790|
|Northern Grampians Shire Council||Great Western Wine and Heritage Cycle Trail – Trail Stage 1||The project will construct a shared pedestrian and cycling path between Bests and Seppelts Wineries within the town of Great Western, Victoria.||Great Western||VIC||$212,500||$425,000|
|People And Parks Foundation||Re-creation of the Chelsea Best in Show Australian Garden Exhibit at Olinda||The project will construct a replication in the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (DRBG) of Phillip Johnson Landscape’s ‘Australian Garden’. The Australian Garden will showcase the best of Australian natives from all around the country, and include environmental, sustainability and fire management features as inspiration and education.||Olinda||VIC||$2,245,364||$4,490,728|
|Port Stephens Council||Birubi Point Aboriginal Place Tourism Transport Interchange||The project will develop a Tourism Transport Interchange at the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place and Worimi Conservation Lands.||Anna Bay||NSW||$4,024,787||$9,034,793|
|Proserpine Golf Club Inc||Irrigation & Course Improvement Project||The project will upgrade existing irrigation infrastructure.||Proserpine||QLD||$145,000||$290,000|
|Red Rock Regional Theatre And Gallery Inc||NEXT STOP ARTS LINE 789||The project will deliver the extension of a community arts venue to include a rehearsal space, a café and an outdoor venue.||Cororooke||VIC||$362,000||$830,613|
|Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Nanango Sub-Branch Inc||Nanango RSL Sub Branch Solar PV Systems Proposal.||The project will construct a solar PV system for the Nanango RSL Sub Branch.||Nanango||QLD||$29,935||$59,870|
|Rich River Golf Club Ltd||RICH RIVER GOLF CLUB IRRIGATION UPGRADES||The project will install a modern irrigation system at the West Golf Course to replace the old inefficient system.||Moama||NSW||$783,000||$1,566,000|
|Rockhampton Regional Council||Rockhampton Zoo Visitor Hub||The project will construct a formal entrance and gathering space for the Rockhampton Zoo.||West Rockhampton||QLD||$1,500,000||$3,000,000|
|Rural City of Murray Bridge||Murray Bridge History and Tourism Precinct – Sturt Reserve||The project will redevelop the existing wharf and surrounding areas to increase the number of safe and accessible landing points for tourist vessels.||Murray Bridge||SA||$1,500,000||$3,000,000|
|Shire of Broome||Cable Beach Foreshore Redevelopment||The project will deliver a new and expanded surf lifesaving club, new and improved public amenities, and coastal protection measures that will ensure the sustainability of the Cable Beach foreshore in Broome.||Cable Beach||WA||$6,000,000||$10,172,000|
|Shire of Derby West Kimberley||Sculptures on the Marsh – an art tourism destination||The project will construct and erect four metal sculptures around the Derby Marsh.||Derby||WA||$110,000||$160,000|
|Shire of Mingenew||Mingenew Hill Walk Trail||The project will upgrade the existing Mingenew Hill Walk Trail and construct a lookout on Mingenew Hill.||Mingenew||WA||$20,000||$40,000|
|Shire of Murray||The Exchange – Revitalisation and Activation of the Pinjarra Town Centre||The project will upgrade the Exchange Hotel.||Pinjarra||WA||$2,335,257||$5,189,459|
|Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley||East Kimberley Regional Airport Infrastructure Upgrade||The project will upgrade infrastructure at East Kimberley Regional Airport by increasing the pavement strength on three taxiways and three aprons; constructing a new apron and associated infrastructure.||Kununurra||WA||$7,568,581||$10,091,442|
|Shoalhaven City Council||Ulladulla Boardwalk and Harbourside Improvement Project||The project will construct a boardwalk with harbour-side improvements.||Ulladulla||NSW||$1,575,686||$4,575,686|
|South Burnett Regional Council||Wondai Wondai Memorial Pool Enhancement – Regional Tourism Revival||The project will upgrade the Wondai Memorial Pool.||Wondai||QLD||$300,000||$600,000|
|Spring Hill Activities Group Inc||Spring Hill Recreation Ground Upgrade||The project will upgrade the 16 acre recreation ground and oval at Spring Hill.||Spring Hill||NSW||$104,000||$104,000|
|St Arnaud & District Historical Society Incorporated||St Arnaud Mining History Discovery Trail||The project will construct an information shelter and replica poppet on the site of the Lord Nelson Mine to house a photographic diorama of mining in the St Arnaud goldfields.||St Arnaud||VIC||$33,290||$53,780|
|Tamar Valley Wine Route Inc||Tamar Valley Wine Road Signage Upgrade Project||The project will replace the existing Tamar Valley Wine Route roadside signs with 67 new signs in line with the Tasmanian State Growth Touring Route signage.||Pipers Brook||TAS||$20,281||$41,020|
|The Crusader Union of Australia||CRU Lake Mac Camp and Conference Centre Climbing Tower and Dual Zipline||The project will construct a dual zip line and a climbing tower at the Lake Mac Camp and Conference Centre.||Balcolyn||NSW||$377,781||$755,563|
|The Tanunda Club Inc||The Tanunda Clubhouse Artisan Guest Suites||The project will upgrade the existing upstairs area of the Tanunda Clubhouse into eight standard and luxury guest suites.||Tanunda||SA||$567,786||$1,407,786|
|The Texas Historical Society Inc||Texas Technology Museum||The project will construct an exhibition pavilion at the existing museum complex.||Texas||QLD||$30,000||$65,100|
|Toowoomba Hospital Foundation||Darling Downs Health Museum – Stage 1||The project will upgrade the medical superintendent’s house at the Baillie Henderson Hospital into a museum.||Cranley||QLD||$1,166,811||$2,333,622|
|Toowoomba Regional Council||The Great Divide Mountain Bike Destination||The project will create a network of mountain bike trails and associated infrastructure.||Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley||QLD||$3,333,000||$6,666,000|
|Victor Harbor Horse Tram Authority||Horse Stable and VIP Centre Construction and Upgrade||The project will construct horse stables and a visitor centre for the Victor Harbor Horse Tram.||Victor Harbor||SA||$203,000||$406,000|
|Waratah/Wynyard Council||Re-imagining our Region # TableCapeLookout||The project will upgrade the Table Cape Lookout to cater for more numbers and improve the tourist experience.||Wynyard||TAS||$305,333||$610,666|
|Warwick Karting Club Inc||Upgrade existing power supply infrastructure||The project will upgrade power infrastructure||Warwick||QLD||$20,250||$40,500|
|Wentworth Shire Council||Wentworth Community Space and Convention Centre||The project will convert the former Wentworth Services Club Bistro into a community space incorporating a convention centre with the ability to be utilised as an emergency management centre.||Wentworth||NSW||713339||$1,426,678|
|West Coast Connect Inc.||The Queenstown Tourist Hub||The project will upgrade existing infrastructure at the Old Corner Store to create a facility for tourism and retail use.||Queenstown||TAS||$202,025||$202,025|
|West Coast Council||Zeehan Mountain Bike (MTB) Project – Heemskirk Range – Stage 2||The project will construct stage 2 of the Heemskirk Bike Trail that will complete the bike trail network to Mount Agnew on the remote West Coast of Tasmania.||Zeehan||TAS||$375,000||$500,000|
|Wollondilly Shire Council||Light up Picton||The project will install lighting along the main street of the Picton township.||Picton||NSW||$165,380||$330,760|
|Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated||Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Environs Management Plan||The project will improve infrastructure and enhance the environs of the Woolamai beach surf lifesaving club.||Cape Woolamai||VIC||$157,500||$315,000|
|Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation||Galeena Beek Capital Improvements||The project will redevelop the interior and exterior of the existing historical Galeena Beek building and establish a cultural centre.||Badger Creek||VIC||$1,087,500|
Successful general projects
|Applicant Organisation||Project Title||Project Description||Project Location||State||Grant Approved||Total Project Cost|
|Anam Cara House Geelong Ltd||The New Anam Cara Geelong Hospice – Leading the way in Palliative Care.||The project will complete the fit-out of the 8 end-of-life bedrooms and ensuites under Stage 2 of the New Anam Cara Geelong Hospice being built at the Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus, as well as providing a commercial kitchen, library, landscaping and footpath works.||Waurn Ponds||VIC||$2,190,000||$4,380,103|
|Arcadian Surf Lifesaving Club Inc.||Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club Alma Bay Clubhouse Renovation and Extension||The project will refurbish and upgrade the Alma Bay surf lifesaving clubhouse.||Arcadia||QLD||$160,887||$321,774|
|Baptist Care Northern Territory||Foodbank Domestic & International Disaster Logistics Center||The project will construct a distribution and logistics warehouse at Darwin Airport for Foodbank in the North Territory. The facility will allow for longer storage of perishable food and an increase in food production by one million meals per year.||Marrara||NT||$3,800,000||$7,600,000|
|Beaudesert and District Tennis Association Incorporated||Upgrade/Restore 2 tennis courts damaged through heavy usage & age||The project will upgrade two tennis courts and replace surrounding fencing and lights.||Beaudesert||QLD||$97,483||$194,966|
|Beerwah & District Memorial Golf Club Inc||Carpark sealing and Lighting project||The project will upgrade the current dirt carpark at the golf club to a sealed asphalt carpark with lighting.||Beerwah||QLD||$98,200||$196,400|
|Better Together Community Support Inc.||Atherton Community Centre||The project will construct a fit-for-purpose community centre in the Atherton Tablelands.||Atherton||QLD||$2,200,000||$4,400,000|
|Beverley Soaring Society Incorporated||Beverley Soaring Society – Maintenance and Training Centre||The project will develop a fully certified maintenance, repair and training facility for gliders.||Beverley||WA||$70,000||$173,000|
|Blayney Shire Council||Belubula River Heritage Walk Stage 3 – The Island and Boardwalk||The project will construct a new footbridge, viewing platforms and boardwalk to improve pedestrian access to the Belubula River.||Blayney||NSW||$494,000||$672,000|
|Blue Mountains City Council||Katoomba Swimming Pool upgrade project||The project will upgrade an existing public pool and its surrounds.||Katoomba||NSW||$499,000||$998,000|
|Brighton Council||Gagebrook Renewal Project||The project will upgrade and extend areas of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park.||Gagebrook||TAS||$620,588||$1,260,588|
|Brothers Australian Football Club Inc.||Improve sports lighting at Kele Park, Rockhampton||The project will install powerful floodlights and lamp posts at a local sports ground.||West Rockhampton||QLD||$79,958||$159,916|
|Buloke Shire Council||Protecting and Sustaining Wycheproof Saleyards||The project will upgrade a saleyard through upgrading of infrastructure and construction of roofing.||Wycheproof||VIC||$142,699||$285,399|
|Cardinia Shire Council||Koo Wee Rup Bowling & Community Hub Construction||The project will construct a new bowling and community facility at the Koo Wee Rup Bowling Club.||Koo Wee Rup||VIC||$1,647,863||$3,295,726|
|Central Highlands Regional Council||The Gemfields Skate Park Pieces||The project will construct a skate park and a shade structure.||Gemfields||QLD||$108,500||$217,000|
|Challenge Foundation Goulburn Inc||Challenge Foundation Goulburn Inc. Support Facility||The project will construct a facility to provide fully supported accommodation for ten adults with disabilities.||Goulburn||NSW||$2,790,000||$5,580,000|
|City of Albany||Albany Motorsport Park||The project will construct a multipurpose motorsport park in Albany.||Drome||WA||$4,990,000||$9,990,000|
|City of Bunbury||New multi-purpose elite sporting facility : Hands Oval, Bunbury||The project will redevelop an oval to create an elite-level, multi-purpose sports facility.||Bunbury||WA||$4,400,000||$14,419,697|
|City of Greater Geraldton||Advancement of the Midwest Regional Resource Recovery Facility||The project will construct a waste transfer station, materials processing facility, and a new weighbridge, while also upgrading the power network and Tip Shop.||Narngulu||WA||$1,131,200||$5,285,000|
|City of Palmerston||Construction of SWELL (Swimming, Wellness, Events, Leisure, Lifestyle)||The project will renovate and upgrade an aquatic centre.||Moulden||NT||$5,000,000||$15,000,000|
|City of Wanneroo||Splendid Park Cycling Upgrade||The project will upgrade the criterium cycling track and surrounding area at Splendid Park in Yanchep.||Yanchep||WA||$500,000||$2,397,100|
|Clarence City Council||Family-friendly beginner trails – Clarence Mountain Bike Park||The project will construct family-friendly beginner mountain bike trails.||Mornington||TAS||$169,110||$338,220|
|Cloncurry Shire Council||Perkins Street Housing Project||The project will construct nine new houses in Cloncurry.||Cloncurry||QLD||$5,062,500||$6,750,000|
|Cooinda Coonabarabran Limited||Renovation of kitchen and laundry of Cooinda Nursing Home||The project will renovate and extend an existing kitchen and construct a new laundry for an aged care facility.||Coonabarabran||NSW||$2,160,000||$2,380,000|
|Coolum Beach Junior Rugby League Club Incorporated||Lighting Field 2 and Upgrade lighting lux levels||The project will replace existing lighting poles at the sporting field.||Coolum Beach||QLD||$318,404||$318,404|
|Corumbene Nursing Home For The Aged Inc||Derwent Valley Health and Wellbeing Hub (The Hub)||The project will develop a community health and wellbeing hub, near the New Norfolk town by repurposing two heritage buildings at Willow Court.||New Norfolk||TAS||$3,785,511||$7,571,022|
|Council of The City of Broken Hill||Broken Hill Central Business District Revitalisation and Activation Project||The project will develop stage one of the community precinct including; a new library and community hub building, redevelopment of the existing library into an archive centre and installation of city-wayfinding.||Broken Hill||NSW||$8,767,891||$17,535,783|
|District Council of Cleve||Construct a Regional Boarding House Agricultural-Export Education Hub||The project will construct new accommodation facilities for 35 students at the Cleve Area School.||Cleve||SA||$2,192,611||$2,923,482|
|Endeavour Industries Goulburn Inc||Reduce, Reuse & recycle- Pollution is not the solution!!||The project will upgrade the MRF facility at the Goulburn Recovery Centre to include a hand-picking station to increase recycling production and safety.||Goulburn||NSW||$487,500||$572,500|
|Esperance Bay Yacht Club Inc||Esperance Bay Marina Redevelopment||The project will upgrade the Esperance Bay Marina to increase capacity and comply with Australian standards.||Esperance||WA||$2,094,770||$2,844,770|
|Foodbank of South Australia Incorporated||Foodbank Alice Springs – Cool Room & Freezer Project||The project will construct freezer and cool room facilities.||Ciccone||NT||$141,735||$188,980|
|Gateway Care Ltd||Gateway Community Hub and Food Centre Enhancement Project||The project will upgrade a community hub and food centre.||Caloundra West||QLD||$600,000||$1,416,000|
|Gladstone Auto Club Inc.||Gladstone Auto Club National Track Infrastructure||The project will construct a speedway track and facilities at the Gladstone Auto Club.||Benaraby||QLD||$380,908||$761,816|
|Goomeri and District Show Society Inc||Construction of new amenities block at the Goomeri Show Grounds||The project will construct a new toilet and shower block.||Goomeri||QLD||$93,500||$187,000|
|Grangeburn Bowling Club Inc||Upgrade of existing Lawn Bowls Green||The project will replace an existing synthetic bowling green.||Hamilton||VIC||$60,000||$155,790|
|Greater Forward Movement Inc.||Greater Forward Movement.||The project will construct a multi-purpose shed.||Kensington||QLD||$105,000||$105,000|
|Gympie District Show Society Inc||Install new lighting on the main arena at Gympie Showgrounds (stage 2).||The project will install new lights at the Gympie Show Grounds to maximise the safety and usability of the facility.||Gympie||QLD||$51,622||$103,244|
|Hillview Bunyip Aged Care Inc||Hillview Bunyip Aged Care Facility Extension||The project will construct a thirteen bed extension and a resident lounge at the Hillview Bunyip Aged Care Facility.||Bunyip||VIC||$900,000||$2,100,000|
|HOBART CITY COUNCIL||Doone Kennedy HobartAquatic Centre Warm Water Pool||The project will construct a purpose-built hydrotherapy facility with a new warm water pool and features including consultation rooms, accessible change rooms, a dedicated Changing Places facility, and a separate entry and exit in proximity to a new accessible carpark.||Queens Domain||TAS||$3,414,200||$6,828,400|
|Horsham Rural City Council||Horsham Aquatic Centre – Accessible Family Change Rooms||The project will upgrade the Horsham Indoor Aquatic Centre.||Horsham||VIC||$331,000||$662,468|
|Inverell Shire Council||Inverell Regional Livestock Exchange Development Stage 2 Project||The project will upgrade the facilities of the Inverell Regional Livestock Exchange.||Inverell||NSW||$631,000||$1,262,000|
|Ivy Anderson Home Committee Inc.||Ivy Anderson Village Project||The project will construct a nine bedroom self-contained aged care facility for medium-level care aged care residents within Springsure, QLD.||Springsure||QLD||$4,094,727||$4,394,727|
|Jerilderie Pre School Kindergarten Inc||Jerilderie Early learning Centre Playground||The project will construct a playground for the Jerilderie Long Day Care Centre.||Jerilderie||NSW||$133,000||$266,000|
|Kalgoorlie Boulder Basketball Assoc Inc||Kalgoorlie-Boulder Basketball Association – Stadium Redevelopment||The project will redevelop the current Kalgoorlie Boulder basketball stadium which no longer meets the needs and demands of the community.||Kalgoorlie||WA||$4,496,400||$12,996,400|
|Kia Ora & Districts Pony Club Incorporated||Kia Ora Pony Club Ablution Block Upgrade||The project will construct an ablution block at a pony club.||Kia Ora||QLD||$35,000||$70,000|
|Kyabram Parkland Golf Club Incorporated||Kyabram Parkland Golf Club Redevelopment Project||The project will construct an alfresco extension on an existing facility and upgrade internal amenities.||Kyabram||VIC||$200,000||$400,000|
|Lake Macquarie City Council||Sport centre expansion–attract visitors, participants, athletes & community||The project will construct a new interconnected 3-storey extension at the eastern end of the existing sports centre to secure World Athletics Class 1 classification. The building will include community facilities, the centre administration, reception, health/fitness facilities and a dedicated space for officials and management. It will also improve site access and safety, provide additional car and bus parking, and implementing a new signalised pedestrian crossing.||Glendale||NSW||$10,000,000||$25,713,634|
|Lifeflight Foundation Ltd||LifeFlight Roma Aeromedical Base Upgrade||The project will construct a fully-functional aeromedical base at Roma Airport.||Roma||QLD||$1,072,137||$2,144,275|
|Lithgow City Council||New Main Street, New Economy||The project will upgrade and extend the streets in the Lithgow central business district.||Lithgow||NSW||$1,938,911||$4,309,058|
|Liverpool Plains Shire Council||Upgrade of the Liverpool Plains Regional Water Supply||The project will construct water supply infrastructure to improve water availability, quality and security to Quirindi, Werris Creek and Willow Tree.||Quipolly||NSW||$5,000,000||$37,900,000|
|Lockhart Football & Netball Club Incorporated||Lockhart Community Hub and Conference Centre||The project will redevelop an existing auditorium/conference room with new amenities for women and umpires and a new office space.||Lockhart||NSW||$200,000||$400,000|
|Macleay Island Bowls Club Inc||Modify front entrance to be suitable for People with Disabilities||The project will upgrade the front entrance of the Macleay Bowls Club.||Macleay Island||QLD||$267,022||$534,044|
|Maffra Neighbourhood House Inc||Maffra Neighbourhood House expansion||The project will upgrade the accessibility and capacity of a local building for the relocation of Maffra Neighbourhood House services from the local hospital.||Maffra||VIC||$54,345||$108,690|
|Mallee Family Care Ltd||Building Better Care for Mallee Communities||The project will construct a purpose built service facility.||Mildura||VIC||$4,900,000||$9,800,000|
|Mapoon Aboriginal Council||Mapoon Range Base Visitor Information and Interpretive Centre||The project will construct a new ranger base visitor information and interpretive centre.||Mapoon||QLD||$1,814,319||$1,814,319|
|Marion Bay Township Incorporated||Marion Bay Playground Project||The project will install new playground equipment and shade structures at the Marion Bay playground.||Marion Bay||SA||$118,633||$121,133|
|Maroochydore Football Club Incorporated||Construction of multi use shade structure||The project will install a multi-purpose steel structure and bitumen surface.||Kuluin||QLD||$42,529||$85,058|
|Maryborough Amateur Athletic Club Incorporated||Facilities Upgrade at the Maryborough Athletics Grounds||The project will upgrade the facilities of the Maryborough athletics ground.||Tinana||QLD||$80,000||$160,000|
|Mildura Rural City Council||‘Mallee – Back on Track’ Projects||The project will deliver five strategic projects across four small towns in the Mallee region of Victoria.||Murrayville||VIC||$1,150,000||$2,300,000|
|Millicent & District International Basketball Assoc Inc||Millicent Basketball Stadium Central Player, Spectator and Community Area.||The project will upgrade the current storage and seating area to an enclosed accessible multi court viewing area.||Millicent||SA||$211,000||$536,000|
|Mitchell Shire Council||Kings Park Exhibition Building, Seymour – Ventilation and Cooling Project||The project will install a ventilation and insulation system in the Kings Park exhibition building.||Seymour||VIC||$37,500||$75,500|
|Municipal Council of Roxby Downs||Roxby Mining Life Raft||The project will upgrade sports infrastructure through construction of a multi-use sports facility.||Roxby Downs||SA||$2,739,837||$3,914,053|
|Murray Lands Homes For The Aged Incorporated||Refurbishment of Jean Jarvis Community Centre||The project will upgrade a community centre.||Murray Bridge||SA||$98,500||$197,000|
|Murray River Council||New Community Preschool in Moama||The project will construct a new community preschool facility.||Moama||NSW||$2,902,469||$5,902,469|
|Myponga Memorial Hall Incorporated||Myponga Hall Restoration||The project will upgrade the existing community hall by renovating the interior and exterior infrastructure.||Myponga||SA||$20,000||$45,561|
|Naisda Limited||NAISDA Cultural and Creative Incubator Lab||The project will revitalise a campus building.||Kariong||NSW||$95,979||$191,959|
|National Trust of Australia (Victoria)||Environmental and Education Centre – Endeavour Fern Gully||The project will construct a new environmental and education centre in the culturally and environmentally significant Endeavour Fern Gully.||Red Hill||VIC||$188,000||$376,000|
|Nerang Community Bowls Club Inc||Extend clubhouse to support Bowls and Community Activities.||The project will extend a bowls clubhouse to include new bathrooms and a space for meetings.||Nerang||QLD||$596,650||$1,193,300|
|New Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation||New Mapoon Community Youth Centre Construction Project – Stage 2||The project will replace existing infrastructure to construct a multi-purpose facility for community purposes.||New Mapoon||QLD||$400,190||$405,190|
|Noosa Pickleball Club Inc||Noosa All Weather Pickleball Sports Facility||The project will construct an all-weather pickleball facility.||Sunshine Beach||QLD||$248,900||$497,800|
|North Burnett Regional Council||Biggenden Water Treatment Plant & Raw Water Reservoir||The project will upgrade water supply infrastructure with a new water treatment plant and raw water reservoir.||Biggenden||QLD||$5,762,444||$7,012,444|
|Northern Grampians Shire Council||St Arnaud Pool Cover and Shade Upgrade||The project will install a pool cover and shade structures to increase the heating efficiency and sun protection of the public pool.||St Arnaud||VIC||$33,000||$66,000|
|Northern Midlands Council||Extension of Perth’s South Esk River Parklands Walkway||The project will extend Perth’s Parklands Walkway.||Perth||TAS||$187,500||$375,000|
|Oberon Council||O’Connell Recreation Ground Stage 1||The project will construct a new recreational and community space. The project is Stage 1 of the development of a recreational and community space with a new community hall, church and multipurpose tennis courts.||O’Connell||NSW||$349,000||$698,579|
|Orange & District Soccer Association||Lighting upgrade to Jack Brabham Park sporting fields||The project will upgrade existing lighting at the Sir Jack Brabham Park Soccer Fields.||Orange||NSW||$54,013||$108,027|
|Parkes Shire Council||Lachlan River Water Supply Duplication Project Stage 1||The project will upgrade the Lachlan River water supply.||Forbes||NSW||$6,000,000||$14,402,487|
|Port Douglas Rugby Club Inc||Rugby Clubhouse Upgrade – roof and seating including handrails||The project will upgrade the rugby clubhouse.||Port Douglas||QLD||$41,658||$41,658|
|Portland & District Olympic Pool Association||Upgrades to Pool Facility entry and Canteen||The project will upgrade the Portland Olympic Pool by installing inclusive access amenities and a new canteen.||Portland||NSW||$52,500||$105,000|
|Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation||Ramahyuck Community Centre, Cafe & Gallery Project||The project will upgrade the existing Ramahyuck Community Centre and construct a café and arts and craft gallery on the ground floor.||Sale||VIC||$375,000||$750,000|
|Returned Services League Mannum Sub Branch Incorporated||Mannum Remembrance Facility||The project will construct an inclusive remembrance community facility.||Port Mannum||SA||$98,692||$197,384|
|Rocky Sports Club Limited||Club Toowoomba Bowls Arena||The project will design and construct a steel frame structure with PVC roofing and the installation of a 12 rink bowling green replacing an existing grass green.||South Toowoomba||QLD||$987,950||$1,975,900|
|Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section)Limited||Redeveloping RFDS Mount Isa Aeromedical Base to Save Lives and Create Jobs||The project will build a purpose built aeromedical facility with a hangar, operational rooms, training facilities, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen.||Mount Isa||QLD||$9,736,886||$12,982,515|
|Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations||New RFDS Tennant Creek Patient Transfer Facility & Open Hangar||The project will construct a purpose-built Patient Transfer Facility (PTF) and a conjoining open hangar at Tennant Creek Airport.||Tennant Creek||NT||$949,500||$1,266,000|
|Rural City of Murray Bridge||Make Your Move – Murray Bridge Regional Sports Stadium||The project will construct a new multi-use sports stadium with high participation sports facilities.||Murray Bridge East||SA||$1,981,530||$3,963,060|
|Sawtell Golf Club Ltd||Sawtell Golf Club – Accessibility Cart Pathway||The project will construct concrete cart pathways at the Sawtell Golf Club.||Sawtell||NSW||$35,000||$70,247|
|Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club Inc||Seaspray Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse Stage 2 construction||The project will construct an extension to the existing clubhouse at the Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club.||Seaspray||VIC||$76,788||$153,576|
|Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Northern Australian Conference)Limited||Riverside Convention Centre Facilities and Accessibility Upgrade||The project will refurbish and expand the Riverside Convention Centre.||Aitkenvale||QLD||$434,500||$869,000|
|Shire of Ashburton||Tom Price Skate Park Expansion and Upgrade||The project will extend and expand the current Tom Price Skate Park to address current capacity constraints.||Tom Price||WA||$300,000||$950,000|
|Shire of Merredin||Merredin Town Square Revitalisation Project||The project will upgrade the main streets of Barrack and Bates and the adjacent parkland to revitalise Merredin’s town centre.||Merredin||WA||$2,139,309||$4,278,618|
|Shire of Mundaring||Lake Leschenaultia Visitor Improvement Project||The project will upgrade existing infrastructure and construct new spaces at Lake Leschenaultia.||Chidlow||WA||$218,250||$436,500|
|Shire of Waroona||Construction of Waroona Community Precinct||The project will construct a precinct to co-locate community and visitor infrastructure.||Waroona||WA||$900,000||$3,028,600|
|Somerset Regional Council||Lowood-Minden Road – Minden Village home safer & sooner project||The project will reconstruct an existing intersection to safe design standards.||Minden||QLD||$687,950||$1,375,900|
|South Arm Peninsula Men’s Shed Inc||South Arm Peninsula Community Men’s Shed Construction project||The project will construct a Men’s shed, which will include a workshop, meeting room, kitchen and outdoor space.||South Arm||TAS||$80,646||$161,292|
|South Gippsland Shire Council||GSRT Railway Precincts Development (Leongatha and Korumburra)||The project will upgrade two existing railway stations at Leongatha and Korumburra.||Leongatha||VIC||$3,000,000||$6,000,000|
|Southern Downs Regional Council||Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and Stanthorpe Library Expansion||The project will upgrade the Stanthrope Regional Art Gallery to increase exhibition and storage space.||Stanthorpe||QLD||$2,000,000||$4,000,000|
|Southern Youth And Family Services Limited||Warilla Centre Stage 5 – Social Housing||The project will construct 21 new social housing units specifically for disadvantaged youth.||Warilla||NSW||$5,667,738||$11,335,476|
|St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle||Emmaus Memory Support Village and Community Centre||The project will construct a community centre, a memory support village comprising 12 communal homes, a retail village and offices.||Port Macquarie||NSW||$6,500,000||$27,107,209|
|Sunshine Butterflies Inc.||Accessible Community Infrastructure at ‘Our Backyard’||The project will expand and improve accessibility of an existing social and recreational facility.||Cooroibah||QLD||$135,554||$271,108|
|Tatiara District Council||Housing for Growth – Tatiara Workers Accommodation||The project will build two four-unit accommodation blocks at the Bordertown Caravan Park.||Bordertown||SA||$335,000||$675,000|
|Tea Tree Community Association Incorporated||Getting the Community Hall open again project||The project will deliver an upgrade to the historic Tea Tree Community Hall by addressing structural and safety issues enabling it to reopen.||Tea Tree||TAS||$100,000||$201,062|
|Tennis New South Wales Ltd||Wollongong Regional Tennis Hub (WRTH) – Major Upgrade and Event Destination||The project will expand, upgrade and install infrastructure to create a nationally significant tennis venue at Beaton Park.||Gwynneville||NSW||$1,000,000||$4,630,062|
|Tennis Rockhampton Limited||New LED lights||The project will replace the current halogen tennis lights with LED lamps.||Wandal||QLD||$34,450||$68,900|
|The Clare Sports Club Inc||Clare Sports Precinct Redevelopment||The project will construct a new purpose-built sporting facility, resurface the oval and upgrade the lighting system.||Clare||SA||$2,534,604||$5,465,634|
|The Crows Nest District Mens Shed Inc||Construction of a new, fit for purpose Crows Nest Mens Shed.||The project will construct a pre-purchased members shed.||Crows Nest||QLD||$194,261||$250,261|
|The Scout Association of Australia Victorian Branch||Ballan Scout and Community Centre (BSACC)||The project will construct a multi-purpose Scout and Community Activity Centre to be utilised as a meeting space.||Ballan||VIC||$550,000||$1,100,000|
|The Scout Association Of Australia Victorian Branch||Aintree Scout and Community Centre||The project will construct a multipurpose scout and community activity centre in Aintree.||Aintree||VIC||$520,000||$1,040,000|
|Toora Football Netball Club Incorporated||Toora FNC – Football Ground Lighting Project||The project will construct four new light poles fitted with new LED lighting around the Toora Recreation Reserve.||Toora||VIC||$116,570||$233,140|
|Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Inc||Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Community Outdoor Space||The project will revitalise the outdoor area of the community centre.||Trentham||VIC||$20,000||$40,000|
|Tweed Shire Council||Tweed Regional Inclusive Parklands – Stage 2||The project will construct a revitalised recreational park with universal accessibility.||Tweed Heads||NSW||$435,504||$871,008|
|Tweed Shire Council||Water Supply Link between Tweed Shire Council and City of Gold Coast||The project will upgrade an existing water supply link between the Tweed District water supply and the City of Gold Coast.||Tweed Heads||NSW||$865,000||$1,730,000|
|Waikerie Football Club Inc||Waikerie Riverfront Community Hub||The project will replace the existing community hub which is dated and un-serviceable.||Waikerie||SA||$1,500,000||$3,000,000|
|Wakefield Regional Council||Balaklava’s Pool for All||The project will replace the main pool and include upgrades to the Balaklava pool.||Balaklava||SA||$1,586,029||$3,172,058|
|Warrnambool Golf Club Inc||Clubhouse Redevelopment||The project will construct a new clubhouse facility at the Warrnambool Golf Club.||Warrnambool||VIC||$2,000,000||$4,000,000|
|Whitsunday Regional Council||Choose Collinsville – Tourism & Resident Placemaking Project||The project will upgrade the Collinsville CBD.||Collinsville||QLD||$741,750||$989,000|
|Yarra Ranges Shire Council||Coldstream Station Activation||The project will construct a recreation facility at the former Coldstream Station site.||Coldstream||VIC||$539,680||$1,079,360|
|Young Men’s Christian Association of Sydney||Bellingen Shire Swim Centre Kiosk and Entry Upgrades||The project will upgrade a multi-purpose kiosk and a reception.||Bellingen||NSW||$50,000||$100,000|
|YWAM City Ventures Ltd||YWAM Youth Precinct – Building Healthy Lives and Communities||The project will convert an old warehouse into a multi-purpose youth precinct, café and high ropes course within Townsville.||Townsville City||QLD||$778,500||$1,757,000|
Community Investments Stream – Round 4 Recipients
- The program is a competitive grants program and we expect the funding rounds to be oversubscribed. While it is necessary for your application to be eligible, your application will also need to be competitive to give your project the best chance of being funded. This means having an investment ready project with strong claims, supported by evidence, against all four of the assessment criteria.
- No, local events and activities will only be eligible for funding under the program once. Funding under the Community Investments Stream is intended as seed-funding to support an inaugural event or funding for a one-off expansion of an existing activity. You will need to clearly outline in your application your strategy to fund future and expanded events without Australian Government funding.
- Decisions on the number of rounds is a matter for the Government, and will depend on the number of applications received, the merit of applications, decisions regarding projects to be funded and the availability of future funding. You can register on business.gov.au for updates regarding the program.
- There is no amount set aside for either stream or region. The amounts that go to each stream or region will depend on the level of applications received, the merit of those applications and the decisions on which applications to fund made by the Ministerial Panel. The Ministerial Panel will take into account a number of factors in their final decision making including: spread of funding and projects across regions; whether similar projects exist to ensure that projects build on and support other projects and services, while not duplicating them; and previous funding under other programs. See section 7.3 of the guidelines.
Is there an equal amount of money available for each year of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)?
- Decisions on funding will be made by the Ministerial Panel and will depend on the number and merit of applications.
- Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Local Government and Territories will be on the panel. The other members of the panel have not been announced yet.
- The boundaries were decided by Government and represent the regional focus of this program.
- The Department is bound to administer the program in accordance with the program guidelines. The program guidelines outline the criteria against which all applications will be assessed and do not include provisions for exemptions with the exception of co-funding as outlined in the guidelines.
- The grant amount offered to successful applicants is a decision for the Ministerial Panel. The guidelines allow for the Ministerial Panel to take into account a number of factors in their decision making outlined in section 7.3 of the guidelines including the spread of funding and projects across regions; whether similar projects exist to ensure that projects build on and support other projects and services, while not duplicating them; and previous funding under other programs, which may result in offering an amount different to the grant amount requested.
- If your organisation sits under the jurisdiction of a state government education department to deliver educational outcomes then you are considered to be a school under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Under section 5.4 of the Building Better Regions Fund Guidelines schools are considered ineligible for funding.
- No further information can be accepted or changes made to your application after the closing date.
- Prior to the closing date:
- You can withdraw your application and resubmit a new one. You will need to complete a new form in this case. Please call 13 28 46 to confirm withdrawal of your application.
- If you are applying under the Infrastructure Projects Stream you can call 13 28 46 and ask for your attachment folder to be reactivated. You can then upload additional information or an addendum to your application to the folder. Please see the BBRF Infrastructure Projects Stream Application Attachment – How to guide for more information.
- If you are applying under the Community Investments Stream, you can call 13 28 46 and you will be provided with information on where to email additional information or an addendum to your application.
- Please call 13 28 46 for assistance. You will need your application tracking number. You will receive email confirming the withdrawal of your application.
Can Local Government Financial Assistance Grants be used as co-funding under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)?
- Financial Assistance Grants are untied in the hands of local government, allowing councils to spend the grants according to local priorities. As such, a council contributing co-funding using Financial Assistance Grants funding is considered a contribution from the applicant, and not the Commonwealth.
I am a newly established not-for-profit organisation applying for a Community Investments Stream grant. My organisation has not existed long enough to have an annual audited financial statement. The application form will not let me submit without attaching an audited financial statement.
- In the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Community Investments Stream there is no minimum period for incorporation however you must provide at least one audited financial statement for the period that your organisation has existed.
- Joint applications are acceptable provided there is a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project, is eligible as per the list in section 5.2 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Program Guidelines and is making a cash contribution. Project partners to a joint application can be any kind of entity or individual. Only the lead applicant is required to be eligible to apply for a Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) grant.
- The lead applicant must complete the application form and identify all other project partners in their application. Where an applicant is making a joint application, the application must include a letter of support from each project partner organisation. The details required in each letter of support are outlined in section 8.2 of the BBRF Program Guidelines.
- You do not need to own the land associated with your BBRF project. However, you must be able to demonstrate with evidence that you have appropriate authority from the owner and access to the infrastructure (including land), capital equipment, technology or intellectual property required to undertake the project.
- You will have to demonstrate that you have planned for or have in place all regulatory and development approvals required to undertake the project.
- You will also need to demonstrate that you will be able to operate and maintain the project infrastructure into the future to ensure you can deliver the benefits throughout the operational period outlined in 9.4 of the BBRF Program Guidelines.
Does my organisation have to own the infrastructure we would like to upgrade or extend using a Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) grant?
- You do not need to own the infrastructure associated with your BBRF project. However, you must be able to demonstrate with evidence that you have appropriate authority from the owner and access to the infrastructure, capital equipment, technology or intellectual property required to undertake the project.
- You will have to demonstrate that you have planned for or have in place all regulatory and development approvals required to undertake the project.
- You will also need to demonstrate that you will be able to operate and maintain the project infrastructure into the future to ensure you can deliver the benefits throughout the operational period outlined in 9.4 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Program Guidelines.
Can you provide details of the types of plans that need to be submitted to meet the program requirements?
- The Department does not advocate one template or methodology over any other. You will need to make the best possible case to demonstrate that you have done all the planning required to provide confidence that the project will be delivered on time, on budget and to an appropriate standard to deliver the benefits described in your application.
- There is a list of mandatory and optional documents found in section 8.1 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Program Guidelines. In order to be eligible you must provide all mandatory documents listed for the grant amount you are applying for. Documents will be mandatory or optional depending on the size of the grant request and include, but are not limited to:
- A Project Management Plan – addressing the implementation of the project from commencement to completion. It should define how, when and by whom project activities will be completed and provide confidence that the project will be delivered on time, on budget and to the required standards.
- A Risk Management Plan – demonstrating that all key entity and project risks have been identified and assessed with appropriate mitigation or management strategies in place across the life of the project. It should be compliant with the International Standard, ISO 31000.
- An Asset Maintenance or Asset Management Plan (Infrastructure Projects stream only) – demonstrating that the outputs of the project will be retained in original condition for the relevant period as outlined in section 9.4 of the BBRF Program Guidelines. It should outline the operational needs of the project into the future, a strategy to manage the project and to maintain the ongoing viability of the completed project.
- A Procurement Plan (Infrastructure Projects stream only) – specifying the methodology for procuring the goods and services required to complete the project.
- A Business Case – clearly explaining how and why the project will achieve its stated objectives, providing assurance that the required thinking and robust planning has occurred.
- The level of detail required to make a convincing case should be relative to the project size, complexity and grant amount requested.
How can I provide evidence of co-funding for cash or in-kind contributions committed to by candidates in the lead up to the Western Australian general election on 11 March 2017?
Proponents should prepare applications working with funding partners as per normal. In line with section 8.1 of the Program Guidelines, all cash and in-kind contributions, including those that are committed during an election campaign, must be evidenced.
All applicants must attach letters evidencing the cash or in-kind contribution from each contributing organisation or individual. This evidence must be submitted with the application prior to the closing date.
The letter must be:
- on the organisation’s letterhead,
- signed and dated by an authorised person, and
- set out the value and timing of contributions and any conditions attached.
Therefore, if a candidate in the Western Australian general election makes a commitment to a project, the Applicant must provide with their application a letter on the party letterhead, signed and dated by an authorised person, setting out the value and timing of contributions and any conditions attached.
As part of the assessment of applications (this will be post-election) the Department will seek confirmation of cash and in-kind commitments from the incoming Western Australian Government. No action is required from applicants in this regard.
Only election commitments made and confirmed by the party(ies) that forms Government will be accepted as evidence of co-funding for the purposes of BBRF.
- A not-for-profit organisation for the purposes of Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is defined as an organisation that does not operate for the purpose of profit, personal gain or other benefit of particular people, when it is in operation or when it is wound up.
- Typically an organisation’s constitutional or governing documents contain clauses demonstrating the not-for-profit character of the organisation which prevent it from distributing profits or assets for the benefit of particular people. Not-for-profit organisations must provide evidence of their not-for-profit status. Mandatory attachments are listed in the Programme Guidelines at Section 8.1.
- The diagram below shows how an organisation’s not-for-profit status is determined for the purposes of Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
What is required in my not for profit organisation’s Audited Financial Statements and who can conduct the audit?
- For the purposes of Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)ALL not-for-profit organisations must provide a set of Audited Financial Statements as defined by the Australian Accounting Standards. The Audited Financial Statements must be audited by a person authorised under the relevant jurisdiction’s Incorporated Associations Act or the Corporations Act 2001.
- Complete this section if the requested data is available for your organisation. If the information is not available, you can select ‘not applicable’. The information requested in this section is primarily used for reporting purposes and does not inform the assessment of your application. Not-for-profit organisations are still required to submit Audited Financial Statements with their application. There is no requirement for local governing bodies to provide Audited Financial Statements with their application.
- A contribution of land will be considered an in-kind contribution to the project, and cannot be included as part of the mandatory co-funding contribution. The mandatory co-funding contribution must be in the form of cash. All in-kind contributions must be supported by evidence as per section 8.1 of the program guidelines.
- You can only spend the grant and co-funding on eligible activities directly related to the project. The purchase of land or existing infrastructure is an ineligible activity under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Land can be included as an in-kind contribution in addition to the mandatory co-funding contribution. All in-kind contributions must be supported by evidence as per section 8.1 of the program guidelines.
Can I seek funding under the Infrastructure Projects stream for investment in a vehicle or vessel such as a boat?
- Applicants will need to consider if their project meets the objectives and criteria of the program. For the purposes of Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), infrastructure is defined as physical structures and facilities (e.g. building, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a community, and the project must be a capital project. The purchase of existing infrastructure is an ineligible activity under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure is eligible, however the replacement of existing infrastructure will only be eligible where the application demonstrates significant increase in benefit.