Building Better Regions Fund

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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.


Success Stories

Building Better Regions Fund Round 4

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.

The project will include construction of five new football fields, a new synthetic hockey pitch and athletics track, and eight new netball courts, together with upgrades to existing multipurpose fields. New lighting, pavilions and improved spectator amenities feature in most elements of the project.


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.

Eligible Projects

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.


Eligible Applicants

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..


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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 OrganisationProject TitleProject DescriptionProject LocationStateGrant ApprovedTotal Project Cost
Australasia-Pacific Extension Network LimitedGrowing Emerging Extension Leadership in Regional AustraliaThe project will deliver a leadership program to emerging rural leaders working in regional communities.WodongaVIC$19,600$19,600
Australian Cycling Academy LimitedCycle Sunshine Coast- Multi-stage community and elite cycling eventThe 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.MaroochydoreQLD$75,000$208,700
Australian Regional Tourism LtdNational agritourism development program for all of regional AustraliaThe 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.
Golden PointVIC$120,000$120,000
Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance LtdSeaweed Pitchfest 2022The project will deliver a gala pitch event to bring investors and entrepreneurs together with scientists and seaweed companies.HobartTAS$20,000$20,000
Ballarat International Foto Biennale IncSay it with FlowersThe 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 ParkVIC$20,000$52,000
Barossa Arts Council IncA Strategy to 1000 – Building the Pillar of Arts from the Ground UpThe 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.NuriootpaSA17800$17,800
Belmont Traders Inc.Belmont Traders Summer 21/22 Community EventThe project will deliver a community event in the summer of 2021-22 in Belmont.BelmontVIC$20,000$23,768
Blue Mountains City CouncilBlue Mountains Economic RevitalisationThe 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.KatoombaNSW$119,750$239,500
Bomaderry Community Inc.A creative approach to economic sustainability for BomaderryThe 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.BomaderryNSW$20,000$20,000
Broome Chamber Of Commerce IncFitzroy Crossing Economic Opportunities ProposalThe project will deliver an economic opportunities proposal to build on the new economic developments proposed around the Fitzroy Valley.BroomeWA$41,662$55,550
City Of AlbanyAlbany 2026 – Discover KinjarlingThe project will contribute to the planning for Western Australia’s bicentenary celebrations in Albany in 2026, by developing strategic and marketing plans.YakamiaWA$270,000$675,000
City Of Port LincolnPort Lincoln Economic Development and Investment Attraction StrategyThe 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 LincolnSA$20,000$20,000
City Of Victor HarborVictor Harbor Investment and Attraction Strategy ProjectThe project will develop an Investment Attraction Strategy for Victor Harbor to reinvigorate the local and regional economy.Victor HarborSA$20,000$20,000
Clifton And District Progress AssocincNew destination event for CliftonThe project will deliver a new event during the traditionally quiet winter season aimed at attracting visitors to the town of Clifton.CliftonQLD$20,000$20,000
Collective Action Social Impact LtdUnleash the Mental Health Champion WithinThe project will provide a three month leadership and mentoring program to mental health leaders in the Gladstone region.Gladstone CentralQLD$20,000$20,000
Creative Comboyne Association IncorporatedComboyne GardenistaThe 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.ComboyneNSW$10,000$18,950
Curious Legends LimitedGimbay GatigaanThe project will produce a site-specific theatrical cultural performance with puppets performed by Indigenous youth at the ‘New Annual’ arts festival in Newcastle 2021.HAMILTONNSW$30,044$70,044
Destination Riverina Murray LtdRiverina Murray Visitor Economy Mentor ProgramThe project will deliver a dedicated business mentoring program to support new and existing businesses across the Riverina Murray region.Wagga WaggaNSW$56,950$113,900
Destination Scenic Rim IncScenic Rim Tourism ResearchThe project will engage a researcher to facilitate a consumer study into the intentions, motivations and barriers for travel to the Scenic Rim.BeaudesertQLD$20,000$20,000
Destination Southern Nsw LtdTourism Business Leadership and Capability Mentoring ProgramThe project will deliver a 12 month personalised mentoring program, designed to drive leadership and capability development for eight local tourism business owners.YassNSW$20,000$20,000
Developing East Arnhem LimitedEast Arnhem Tourism Growth projectThe 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.NhulunbuyNT$156,005$209,155
Dirranbandi Pastoral And Agricultural Association IncPaul Kelly & Friends Concert 2021The project will organise, manage and stage the Paul Kelly & Friends multi-act concert in Dirranbandi, western Queensland.DirranbandiQLD$62,000$162,025
Ferguson Valley Marketing IncLost & Found Festival – value add marketing activitiesThe project will deliver the inaugural four day ‘Lost and Found Festival’ to showcase the experiences on offer in Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley.FergusonWA$48,180$130,180
Fitzgerald Biospere Group IncBremer Bay Regional Trails MasterplanThe project will develop a strategic plan for recreational trails around the greater Bremer Bay area.Bremer BayWA$20,000$20,000
Food Fossickers Central Victoria IncorporatedFood Fossickers Central Victorian PantryThe project will comprise a series of 16 food events, held throughout the year, culminating in a campaign of Eat Local events and activities.BendigoVIC$20,000$20,000
Galambila Aboriginal CorporationBuilding Aboriginal Leadership – Galambila Aboriginal Health ServiceThe project will provide leadership training to executives and team leaders of the Galambila Aboriginal Corporation.Coffs HarbourNSW$31,817$63,635
Geeveston Community Centre IncHuon Valley Small Scale Producer Logistics Research ProjectThe project will deliver a plan for small scale producers in the Huon Valley to improve supply chains and efficiencies.GeevestonTAS$20,000$20,000
Gladstone Regional CouncilGladstone Regional Transition PlanningThe 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 CentralQLD$46,000$92,000
Gladstone Regional CouncilDeveloping Community LeadersThe 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 CentralQLD$17,500$35,000
Glen Innes Severn CouncilCreating 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 InnesNSW$154,710$154,710
Good Shepherd Australia New ZealandBuilding Community Resilience: Geelong Financial Inclusion Action PlanThe project will deliver a 2-3 year Financial Inclusion Action Plan for Geelong.GeelongVIC$50,000$100,000
Goolwa To Wellington Local Action Planning Association IncorporatedGWLAP Profitable Farming, Healthy Communities Development StrategyThe project will develop a sectoral strategy to work with farmers and the community to transition from high industrial principles to regenerative principles.StrathalbynSA$20,000$20,000
Greater Shepparton City CouncilNew Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Opening Weekend CelebrationsThe project will organise and manage an event to officially open the new Shepparton Art Museum $50 million Arts and Cultural Precinct.SheppartonVIC$176,500$1,022,500
Hay Shire CouncilTunes on the SandThe project will enable the significant extension to a community event, ‘Tunes on the Sand’.HayNSW$20,000$36,150
Heaven Vmx IncorporatedAustralian National ‘Classic’ & ‘Post-classic’ Motocross Championships 2021The 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.YerriyongNSW$21,240$42,480
Huon Valley CouncilHuon Valley Food Resilience StrategyThe project will establish a Huon Valley food coalition and develop a strategy for food resilience.HuonvilleTAS$65,000$130,000
Isaac Regional CouncilRegional Trails StrategyThe project will develop a Regional Trails Strategy, identifying a regional trails network and tourism experiences for the Isaac region.DysartQLD$187,500$250,000
Jam Orange IncorporatedOrange Winter Jazz FestivalThe project will organise and manage the inaugural Orange Winter Jazz Festival, a three-day music festival to be held in June 2022.OrangeNSW$20,000$106,800
Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal CorporationStompem’ Ground Festival 2021The project will deliver a weekend festival of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music, dance, culture and workshops.MinyirrWA$472,500$630,000
Kingborough CouncilAssessing business development opportunities-KingboroughThe project will assess opportunities for business development and expansion around the Kingborough region.KingstonTAS$20,000$21,500
Kuranda Traders Association IncDelivering 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.KurandaQLD$19,900$19,900
Lake Macquarie City CouncilMorisset Resilience and Growth Study and Action PlanThe 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.MorissetNSW$40,000$80,000
Limestone Coast Food GroupLimestone Coast Region Strategic Food Plan, 2022 to 2030The 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; RobeSA19930$19,930
Lorne Sculpture Exhibition IncCreation of Sculpture Plus – major expansion of Lorne Sculpture BiennaleThe project will deliver a major expansion to the Lorne Sculpture Festival 2021.LorneVIC$100,000$202,500
Mackay Regional Council For Social Development Ltd.Building Community and Economic Legacy in the Greater Whitsunday RegionThe 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.MackayQLD$20,000$20,000
Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival IncStrategic, Economic Analysis and Marketing Plan 2021 – 2024The project will develop a three year strategic plan for the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival.ManjimupWA$35,000$35,000
Margaret River Wine Association IncFine Vines Festival – expansion of marketing and promotionsThe project will deliver the inaugural 10 day Fine Vines Festival to showcase Margaret River wines.CowaramupWA$49,480$130,180
Mid-Western Regional CouncilRenewable Energy Zone Economic Opportunities IdentificationThe project will identify economic opportunities that will emerge from the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.GulgongNSW$20,000$20,000
Moorabool Shire CouncilDevelopment of a Visitor Economy StrategyThe project will develop a Visitor Economy Strategy for the Moorabool region.DarleyVIC$25,000$50,000
Mornington Peninsula Shire CouncilBalnarring Recovery EventThe project will deliver a new, free community arts and cultural, single day event.BalnarringVIC$149,998$299,998
Mount Barker District CouncilDevelop a Plan for the ArtsThe project will develop a 5 year plan to promote arts in the Mount Barker district.Mount BarkerSA$25,000$50,000
Mount Isa City CouncilMount Isa 100 Year CelebrationsThe project will deliver a new event to Mount Isa celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of minerals in the town.Mount Isa CityQLD$506,891$724,130
Mudgee Region Tourism IncorporatedMudgee Region Industry Engagement StrategyThe 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.MudgeeNSW$20,000$20,000
Mudgee Region Tourism IncorporatedMudgee Region Wellness Sector StrategyThe project will develop a strategic plan to develop and promote the wellness tourism experience across the region.MudgeeNSW$20,000$20,000
Murray And Mallee Local Government AssociationMurraylands 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.LoxtonSA$42,500$85,000
Neighbourhood Collective Australia LtdBuilding Resilient Communities in Swan Hill and BendigoThe project will deliver leadership training comprised of eight workshops across four regional locations.Quarry HillVIC$20,000$26,000
Nintiringanyi Indigenous CorporationThe Murama ExperienceThe project will deliver the Murama Experience, a three-staged Indigenous cultural gathering, mentoring and entertainment event, in Cairns, Queensland.Cairns CityQLD$46,600$93,200
Noosa Shire CouncilNoosa Shire Industry and Employment Activation PlanThe 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.TewantinQLD$50,000$100,000
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group LtdGet on board- governance training for remote communities of the GulfThe project will deliver board and governance training to three very remote communities.NormantonQLD$16,265$20,405
NSW Business Chamber LimitedSouth East NSW Small Business Recovery ProjectThe project will develop a regional blueprint for business recovery and deliver a short- to long-term initiatives to prioritise activity and funding.BegaNSW$236,535$473,071
Olives South Australia IncSouth Australian Olive FestivalThe project will deliver a community event, the South Australian Olive Festival and Gala Dinner.TooperangSA$17,200$19,200
Orange City CouncilSprint into Summer – The Orange MileThe 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.OrangeNSW$35,000$70,000
Orange Region Vignerons Association Incorporated2021 Orange Wine FestivalThe project will deliver an expansion of new events to the existing Orange Wine Festival.OrangeNSW$30,000$65,000
Outback Communities AuthorityKati-Thanda Lake Eyre Water Event Response PlanThe project will deliver a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the intermittent flooding events in Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre.Port AugustaSA$20,000$20,000
Perth International Jazz Festival Inc.Perth International Jazz Festival – Regional ProgramThe 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.BusseltonWA$22,500$45,000
Petaurus Education Group IncorporatedCommunity consultation and engagement strategyThe 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.NagambieVIC20000$41,954
Pilbara Tourism Association IncorporatedWarlu Way Pilbara Tourism Development ProgramThe 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.KarrathaWA$674,050$674,050
Pingelly Somerset Alliance IncPingelly region aged and disability care skills auditThe 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.PingellyWA$19,999$20,000
Port Hedland Historical Society IncorporatedPort Hedland Heritage FestivalThe project will celebrate Port Hedland’s 125 years since its establishment as a regional town, with a weeklong festival in late 2021.Port HedlandWA$30,000$40,000
Rattler Railway Company LtdHeritage Steam Conference 2021The 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.GympieQLD$20,000$54,500
Red Earth Community Foundation South Burnett LimitedBurnett 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.DurongQLD$49,800$99,600
Redland City Chamber Of Commerce IncChampioning Redlands CoastThe 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 BayQLD$18,182$18,182
Riverland Wine Industry Development Council IncorporatedRiverland Wine & Food Festival Gala Degustation EventThe 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.LyrupSA$20,000$46,500
Rural Alive & Well Inc.Back to TimberThe 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.OatlandsTAS$12,350$13,000
Security4women IncorporatedThe Western Australian Economic Security4Women Connection ProgramThe project will build the leadership capability of 10 female business leaders in remote or very remote Western Australia.VariousWA$20,000$20,000
Shepparton Arts Festival IncArt in the HeARTThe 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.SheppartonVIC$35,000$70,300
Shire Of Christmas IslandIndian Ocean Territories Cultural Arts CongressThe 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 IslandOther$20,000$20,000
Shire Of Christmas Island2021 Christmas Island Youth ConferenceThe project will deliver a week-long conference in July 2021 for young people on Christmas Island.Christmas IslandWA$20,000$20,000
Shire of MingenewMingenew Astrotourism Events SeasonThe project will stage a series of Astrotourism events in the Mingenew region during 2021-2022.MingenewWA$18,000$20,000
South Burnett Regional CouncilSouth Burnett Agriculture StrategyThe 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.MurgonQLD$19,992$19,992
South East Region Development Assoc IncSouth East Mountain Bike Strategy: Factors for success of MTB recreationThe project will deliver a strategic plan informing future development of Mountain Bike infrastructure in South East Tasmania.KellevieTAS$20,000$20,000
Southern Downs Regional CouncilSupply chain mapping strategyThe project will map existing supply chains in and around the Southern Downs region.WarwickQLD$40,000$80,000
Southern Downs Regional CouncilResidential Attraction Strategy ProjectThe project will develop a strategic action plan that will allow Council to attract new residents and benefit the Southern Downs Economy.WarwickQLD$25,000$50,000
Southern Moreton Bay Islands Chamber Of Commerce IncRedlands Coast Islands Festival Capability InfrastructureThe project will expand the annual Karragarra Sea Market to a four day cross island event.Karragarra IslandQLD$31,218$39,718
St John Ambulance Australia Nt IncAlternative employment pathways into healthcare jobs for regional NT youthThe 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 CreekNT$90,468$120,625
Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber Of Commerce IncStrategic PlanThe project will deliver a strategic plan designed to help businesses recovery and growth in the Granite Belt region of southeast Queensland.StanthorpeQLD$21,329$21,329
Taree Universities Campus LtdMidCoast NSW Regional Skills AuditThe project will undertake a skills audit to define skills and qualifications required to strengthen and grow the NSW Mid Coast region.TareeNSW$24,700$49,400
The Mckell InstituteA 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.ArmidaleNSW$71,839$143,679
Toowoomba Regional CouncilMeatstock Toowoomba 2022The project will deliver a three day, beef and barbecue festival to Toowoomba in 2022.ToowoombaQLD$25,000$50,000
Torres Shire CouncilWOZCF – Strategic Growth and Marketing InitativeThe project will develop a strategic plan for the growth and marketing of the biannual Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival (WOZCF).Thursday IslandQLD$67,500$90,001
Tourism Barossa IncorporatedBarossa Region Destination Marketing StrategyThe project will develop a tourism marketing strategy for the Barossa Region.TanundaSA$50,000$100,000
Tourism Marketing Committee – Yorke Peninsula IncorporatedYorke Peninsula Tourism Plan 2026The project will develop a Yorke Peninsula tourism strategic plan for the next five years.MinlatonSA$20,000$20,000
Town Of GawlerGawler Kaurna Cultural Heritage ProjectThe 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.GawlerSA$20,000$41,980
Tweed Visitor Information Services LimitedTweed Tourism – Nature Based Tourism Action PlanThe 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 MurwillumbahNSW$20,000$20,000
Whitsunday Regional CouncilThe Heart of our Identity: Whitsunday Arts, Culture and Heritage PlanThe 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.ProserpineQLD$32,250$64,500
Wimmera Development Association IncorporatedBuilding Migration Pathways To Support Regional GrowthThe project will develop a strategy to attract culturally and linguistically diverse communities to Wimmera.StawellVIC$96,000$192,000
Wodonga Urban Landcare NetworkFinding Our Voice: media and messaging for volunteersThe 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 IslandVIC$20,000$20,000
Women In Business & Regional Development• WiBRD Mentor Connect programThe 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 GambierSA$20,000$20,000
Words On The WavesWords on the Waves Writers Festival 2022 EventThe project will develop a new annual writers’ festival, a school creative writing program and writing workshops for all ages.Umina BeachNSW$50,000$132,840
Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association IncChardonnay Avenue Yarra ValleyThe 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.HealesvilleVIC$203,000$406,000
Yongergnow – Ongerup Community Resource Centre IncBeing a better Boss – WorkshopThe 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.OngerupWA$6,118$7,338

Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 5 Recipients

Successful regional tourism focussed projects

Applicant OrganisationProject TitleProject DescriptionProject LocationStateGrant ApprovedTotal Project Cost
Adelaide Plains CouncilParham Short Stay – Facility UpgradeThe project will upgrade and revitalise facilities at the Parham Short Stay.ParhamSA$100,000$200,000
Advance Kingscote Progress AssociationIgniting Kingscote Through ArtThe project will upgrade four cells of the Kingscote silos on Kangaroo Island through mural painting, with lighting to create visibility at night.KingscoteSA$72,000$117,000
Auscycling LimitedCrankworx Cairns Event – Upgrade of the Smithfield Mountain Bike ParkThe project will upgrade the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park in preparation for the Crankworx World Tour 2022.SmithfieldQLD$1,150,000$1,150,000
Australian Ecosystems Foundation IncorporatedUpgrade of community camping facilities at the Secret Creek SanctuaryThe project will upgrade the camp ground facilities at the Secret Creek Sanctuary.Cobar ParkNSW$31,050$62,100
Australian Rural Education Centre Co-Operative LtdUpgrade to Pavilion Kitchen and Air ConditioningThe project will upgrade the existing kitchen facilities and install air conditioning in the pavilion at the Australian Rural Education Centre.BombiraNSW$192,026$192,026
Barooga Sports Club LtdCobram Barooga Golf Club Course Enhancement ProjectThe 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.BaroogaNSW$335,000$670,600
Bass Coast Shire CouncilCowes Cultural and Community CentreThe project will construct a multi-use community centre.CowesVIC$5,000,000$19,000,000
Berri War Memorial Community Centre IncBerri Riverside Holiday Park, Riverside Apartments DevelopmentThe project will construct twenty apartments next to an existing caravan park in Berri, South Australia.BerriSA$2,000,000$4,347,435
Blue Lake Golf Club Inc.Construction of an 18 hole Mini Golf CourseThe project will construct an 18-hole mini golf course.Mount GambierSA$171,914$347,957
Bundaberg Regional CouncilRedevelopment of ANZAC ParkThe 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 CentralQLD$5,000,000$18,983,000
Cabonne Shire CouncilCanowindra Town Centre and River Precinct ActivationThe project will deliver upgrades to the Canowindra Town Centre.CanowindraNSW$1,059,250$2,118,500
Cabonne Shire CouncilMolong Town Centre ActivationThe project will enhance the Molong Town Centre through soft and hard infrastructure upgrades.MolongNSW$1,090,425$2,180,850
Cairns Regional CouncilNorthern Beaches Leisure Trail – Clifton Beach to Kewarra BeachThe 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 BeachQLD$1,971,403$3,942,806
City of KalamundaPickering Brook Tourism Activation ProjectThe project will construct a new inclusive playground and upgrade an existing bowling green.Pickering BrookWA$240,500$481,000
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire CouncilTokoh RedevelopmentThe project will redevelop the Tokoh Building on Home Island to include a museum, a visitor centre, toilets and space for tourism businesses.Cocos Keeling IslandsWA$1,562,000$2,082,805
Coffin Bay Yacht Club IncCoffin Bay Tourism Growth ProjectThe project will demolish the existing jetty and construct a fit for purpose, accessible jetty and floating pontoon structure.Coffin BaySA$600,712$860,467
Coffs Harbour City CouncilFloating to RecoveryThe 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.SawtellNSW7784778$15,569,556
Condamine Cods Rugby IncCondamine Cods Home Ground Safety and Spectator Viewing UpgradeThe project will upgrade the current sporting field amenities through the installation of perimeter fencing and terraced spectator seating.CondamineQLD$47,332$94,664
Corangamite Shire CouncilPort Campbell Town Centre Revitalisation ProjectThe 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 CampbellVIC$5,599,289$15,599,289
Corowa Golf Club LtdReplace airconditioning to clubhouseThe project will replace the air conditioning plant at the Corowa Golf Club clubhouse.CorowaNSW$178,591$357,182
Dalby & District Show Society IncDalby Show ShedThe project will construct a large multipurpose covered area on a previously completed concrete floor.DalbyQLD$63,307$126,615
Disabled Wintersports Australia IncorporatedMt Hotham Alpine Gateway – Accessibility augmentationThe project will construct improved disabled access.Mt HothamVIC$245,000$491,000
District Council of YankalillaConstruction of Rapid Bay AmenitiesThe project will construct new amenities at Rapid Bay Jetty.Rapid BaySA$210,000$420,000
District Council of YankalillaConstruction of Normanville Visitor AccommodationThe project will construct 23 holiday cabins at the councilNormanvilleSA$2,045,450$4,090,900
Douglas Shire CouncilConnecting Communities – Mossman CBD to Mossman Gorge CentreThe project will construct a shared pedestrian cycle way bridge and pathway between Kubirri Aged Care Centre and Mossman Gorge Centre.MossmanQLD$2,250,000$2,500,000
Fermentation Tasmania LtdThe Fermentation Hub – A Proving Ground for Fermentation InnovationThe 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.LeganaTAS$7,572,903$7,572,903
Forster Surf Lifesaving Club IncForster Foreshore Redevelopment – Forster Surf Life Saving ClubThe project will rebuild the Surf Life Saving Clubhouse at the Forster foreshore.ForsterNSW$3,159,491$6,318,983
Gargarro Botanic Garden Ltd.Gargarro Regional Botanic Garden – Phase 1The project will construct the main features of a world class botanical garden.GirgarreVIC$300,000$600,000
Gilgandra CouncilThe Mill on Miller StreetThe project will revitalise the city centre and under-utilised laneways creating vibrant shared zones with links to the river.GilgandraNSW$329,257$658,514
Girl Guides South Australia IncNew style accommodation at Tuckerway and Douglas Scrub CampsitesThe project will construct accommodation at two campsites.Blewitt SpringsSA$147,612$295,224
Goulburn Mulwaree CouncilOrnamental garden and Picnic Lawn – Shibetsu Japanese GardensThe project will complete a lawn area with Japanese ornamental garden borders.GoulburnNSW$250,000$500,000
Indigo Shire CouncilRutherglen Wine Walk Cycle TrailThe project will construct a 48km walk and cycle trail.RutherglenVIC$5,133,100$5,133,100
Kempsey Shire CouncilThe Slim Dusty Centre Renewable Energy & Tourism Sustainability ProjectThe project will install a rooftop solar PV system and construct an electric vehicle charging station at the Slim Dusty Centre.South KempseyNSW$93,500$187,000
Kingfisher Bay Villa Primary Thoroughfare Gtp 5010Fraser Island Jetty access upgradeThe project will upgrade the existing Kingfisher Bay Jetty to provide safer access to Fraser Island.Fraser IslandQLD$466,450$932,900
Lake Macquarie City CouncilCreative LAKE Art Trail extensionThe project will extend the Creative LAKE contemporary art trail around the northern shore of Lake Macquarie.Speers PointNSW$85,000$310,000
Lismore City CouncilNorthern Rivers Rail Trail – Bentley to Lismore NSWThe 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 LismoreNSW9863615$9,863,615
Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Waterfront PDA – Riverside Revitalisation Project – Stage 1The project will deliver the first stage of revitalisation works within the Mackay Waterfront Riverside project area.MackayQLD$4,125,629$8,251,258
Magnetic Island Country Club IncClubhouse Roof ReplacementThe project will upgrade 660m2 of roofing on an existing clubhouse at the Magnetic Island Country Club.Picnic BayQLD$24,487$48,975
Mansfield Autism Statewide ServicesMansfield Autism Operation Gamechanger Project Retreat (OGPR)The project will construct an early intervention facility for neurodivergent children in Mansfield.MansfieldVIC$3,865,004$10,812,652
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association IncAncient Lands Discovery Park @ NgilgiThe project will upgrade and extend the existing visitor experience centre.YallingupWA$1,350,000$2,750,000
Merimbula Big Game And Lakes Angling Club IncUpgrade Jetty, Spencer Park MerimbulaThe project will replace the jetty at Spencer Park in Merimbula with a modern floating pontoon style jetty with a safe and inclusive platform.MerimbulaNSW$225,150$240,000
Milang And District Community Association IncorporatedRestoration of Manager’s Residence in Milang Lakeside Butter FactoryThe 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.MilangSA$400,000$480,000
Mitchell Shire CouncilKilmore Town Entry and Town Centre Precinct Gateway SignsThe project will install a new town entry and town centre gateway signage.KilmoreVIC$121,000$242,000
Murgon Men’s Shed Inc.Stage 2 shed to cover rail carriagesThe project will construct a steel shed and attached annex that includes inclusive access to house a railway display.MurgonQLD$33,000$45,000
Murweh Shire CouncilMurweh Shire Tourism Precinct Developments – Stage 2The project will construct the Outback Museum of Australia, connect existing tourism facilities and upgrade an Airfield Museum and a World War Two era base.CharlevilleQLD$7,940,000$8,340,000
Narooma Sporting And Services Club LtdClub Narooma Front Deck ExtensionThe project will extend and weather proof the existing deck area at the Narooma Sporting and Services Club.NaroomaNSW$200,000$400,000
National Trust of Australia (Queensland) LimitedCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Australiana PrecinctThe project will construct an Australiana themed precinct at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.ForbesQLD$2,627,500$5,255,000
Norfolk Island Regional CouncilNorfolk Island Water Security Stage 1The project will install multiple rainwater tanks.Norfolk IslandOther$482,790$482,790
Northern Grampians Shire CouncilGreat Western Wine and Heritage Cycle Trail – Trail Stage 1The project will construct a shared pedestrian and cycling path between Bests and Seppelts Wineries within the town of Great Western, Victoria.Great WesternVIC$212,500$425,000
People And Parks FoundationRe-creation of the Chelsea Best in Show Australian Garden Exhibit at OlindaThe 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.OlindaVIC$2,245,364$4,490,728
Port Stephens CouncilBirubi Point Aboriginal Place Tourism Transport InterchangeThe project will develop a Tourism Transport Interchange at the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place and Worimi Conservation Lands.Anna BayNSW$4,024,787$9,034,793
Proserpine Golf Club IncIrrigation & Course Improvement ProjectThe project will upgrade existing irrigation infrastructure.ProserpineQLD$145,000$290,000
Red Rock Regional Theatre And Gallery IncNEXT STOP ARTS LINE 789The project will deliver the extension of a community arts venue to include a rehearsal space, a café and an outdoor venue.CororookeVIC$362,000$830,613
Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Nanango Sub-Branch IncNanango RSL Sub Branch Solar PV Systems Proposal.The project will construct a solar PV system for the Nanango RSL Sub Branch.NanangoQLD$29,935$59,870
Rich River Golf Club LtdRICH RIVER GOLF CLUB IRRIGATION UPGRADESThe project will install a modern irrigation system at the West Golf Course to replace the old inefficient system.MoamaNSW$783,000$1,566,000
Rockhampton Regional CouncilRockhampton Zoo Visitor HubThe project will construct a formal entrance and gathering space for the Rockhampton Zoo.West RockhamptonQLD$1,500,000$3,000,000
Rural City of Murray BridgeMurray Bridge History and Tourism Precinct – Sturt ReserveThe project will redevelop the existing wharf and surrounding areas to increase the number of safe and accessible landing points for tourist vessels.Murray BridgeSA$1,500,000$3,000,000
Shire of BroomeCable Beach Foreshore RedevelopmentThe 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 BeachWA$6,000,000$10,172,000
Shire of Derby West KimberleySculptures on the Marsh – an art tourism destinationThe project will construct and erect four metal sculptures around the Derby Marsh.DerbyWA$110,000$160,000
Shire of MingenewMingenew Hill Walk TrailThe project will upgrade the existing Mingenew Hill Walk Trail and construct a lookout on Mingenew Hill.MingenewWA$20,000$40,000
Shire of MurrayThe Exchange – Revitalisation and Activation of the Pinjarra Town CentreThe project will upgrade the Exchange Hotel.PinjarraWA$2,335,257$5,189,459
Shire of Wyndham East KimberleyEast Kimberley Regional Airport Infrastructure UpgradeThe 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.KununurraWA$7,568,581$10,091,442
Shoalhaven City CouncilUlladulla Boardwalk and Harbourside Improvement ProjectThe project will construct a boardwalk with harbour-side improvements.UlladullaNSW$1,575,686$4,575,686
South Burnett Regional CouncilWondai Wondai Memorial Pool Enhancement – Regional Tourism RevivalThe project will upgrade the Wondai Memorial Pool.WondaiQLD$300,000$600,000
Spring Hill Activities Group IncSpring Hill Recreation Ground UpgradeThe project will upgrade the 16 acre recreation ground and oval at Spring Hill.Spring HillNSW$104,000$104,000
St Arnaud & District Historical Society IncorporatedSt Arnaud Mining History Discovery TrailThe 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 ArnaudVIC$33,290$53,780
Tamar Valley Wine Route IncTamar Valley Wine Road Signage Upgrade ProjectThe 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 BrookTAS$20,281$41,020
The Crusader Union of AustraliaCRU Lake Mac Camp and Conference Centre Climbing Tower and Dual ZiplineThe project will construct a dual zip line and a climbing tower at the Lake Mac Camp and Conference Centre.BalcolynNSW$377,781$755,563
The Tanunda Club IncThe Tanunda Clubhouse Artisan Guest SuitesThe project will upgrade the existing upstairs area of the Tanunda Clubhouse into eight standard and luxury guest suites.TanundaSA$567,786$1,407,786
The Texas Historical Society IncTexas Technology MuseumThe project will construct an exhibition pavilion at the existing museum complex.TexasQLD$30,000$65,100
Toowoomba Hospital FoundationDarling Downs Health Museum – Stage 1The project will upgrade the medical superintendent’s house at the Baillie Henderson Hospital into a museum.CranleyQLD$1,166,811$2,333,622
Toowoomba Regional CouncilThe Great Divide Mountain Bike DestinationThe project will create a network of mountain bike trails and associated infrastructure.Toowoomba and Lockyer ValleyQLD$3,333,000$6,666,000
Victor Harbor Horse Tram AuthorityHorse Stable and VIP Centre Construction and UpgradeThe project will construct horse stables and a visitor centre for the Victor Harbor Horse Tram.Victor HarborSA$203,000$406,000
Waratah/Wynyard CouncilRe-imagining our Region # TableCapeLookoutThe project will upgrade the Table Cape Lookout to cater for more numbers and improve the tourist experience.WynyardTAS$305,333$610,666
Warwick Karting Club IncUpgrade existing power supply infrastructureThe project will upgrade power infrastructureWarwickQLD$20,250$40,500
Wentworth Shire CouncilWentworth Community Space and Convention CentreThe 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.WentworthNSW713339$1,426,678
West Coast Connect Inc.The Queenstown Tourist HubThe project will upgrade existing infrastructure at the Old Corner Store to create a facility for tourism and retail use.QueenstownTAS$202,025$202,025
West Coast CouncilZeehan Mountain Bike (MTB) Project – Heemskirk Range – Stage 2The 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.ZeehanTAS$375,000$500,000
Wollondilly Shire CouncilLight up PictonThe project will install lighting along the main street of the Picton township.PictonNSW$165,380$330,760
Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club IncorporatedWoolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Environs Management PlanThe project will improve infrastructure and enhance the environs of the Woolamai beach surf lifesaving club.Cape WoolamaiVIC$157,500$315,000
Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal CorporationGaleena Beek Capital ImprovementsThe project will redevelop the interior and exterior of the existing historical Galeena Beek building and establish a cultural centre.Badger CreekVIC$1,087,500



Successful general projects

Applicant OrganisationProject TitleProject DescriptionProject LocationStateGrant ApprovedTotal Project Cost
Anam Cara House Geelong LtdThe 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 PondsVIC$2,190,000$4,380,103
Arcadian Surf Lifesaving Club Inc.Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club Alma Bay Clubhouse Renovation and ExtensionThe project will refurbish and upgrade the Alma Bay surf lifesaving clubhouse.ArcadiaQLD$160,887$321,774
Baptist Care Northern TerritoryFoodbank Domestic & International Disaster Logistics CenterThe 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.MarraraNT$3,800,000$7,600,000
Beaudesert and District Tennis Association IncorporatedUpgrade/Restore 2 tennis courts damaged through heavy usage & ageThe project will upgrade two tennis courts and replace surrounding fencing and lights.BeaudesertQLD$97,483$194,966
Beerwah & District Memorial Golf Club IncCarpark sealing and Lighting projectThe project will upgrade the current dirt carpark at the golf club to a sealed asphalt carpark with lighting.BeerwahQLD$98,200$196,400
Better Together Community Support Inc.Atherton Community CentreThe project will construct a fit-for-purpose community centre in the Atherton Tablelands.AthertonQLD$2,200,000$4,400,000
Beverley Soaring Society IncorporatedBeverley Soaring Society – Maintenance and Training CentreThe project will develop a fully certified maintenance, repair and training facility for gliders.BeverleyWA$70,000$173,000
Blayney Shire CouncilBelubula River Heritage Walk Stage 3 – The Island and BoardwalkThe project will construct a new footbridge, viewing platforms and boardwalk to improve pedestrian access to the Belubula River.BlayneyNSW$494,000$672,000
Blue Mountains City CouncilKatoomba Swimming Pool upgrade projectThe project will upgrade an existing public pool and its surrounds.KatoombaNSW$499,000$998,000
Brighton CouncilGagebrook Renewal ProjectThe project will upgrade and extend areas of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park.GagebrookTAS$620,588$1,260,588
Brothers Australian Football Club Inc.Improve sports lighting at Kele Park, RockhamptonThe project will install powerful floodlights and lamp posts at a local sports ground.West RockhamptonQLD$79,958$159,916
Buloke Shire CouncilProtecting and Sustaining Wycheproof SaleyardsThe project will upgrade a saleyard through upgrading of infrastructure and construction of roofing.WycheproofVIC$142,699$285,399
Cardinia Shire CouncilKoo Wee Rup Bowling & Community Hub ConstructionThe project will construct a new bowling and community facility at the Koo Wee Rup Bowling Club.Koo Wee RupVIC$1,647,863$3,295,726
Central Highlands Regional CouncilThe Gemfields Skate Park PiecesThe project will construct a skate park and a shade structure.GemfieldsQLD$108,500$217,000
Challenge Foundation Goulburn IncChallenge Foundation Goulburn Inc. Support FacilityThe project will construct a facility to provide fully supported accommodation for ten adults with disabilities.GoulburnNSW$2,790,000$5,580,000
City of AlbanyAlbany Motorsport ParkThe project will construct a multipurpose motorsport park in Albany.DromeWA$4,990,000$9,990,000
City of BunburyNew multi-purpose elite sporting facility : Hands Oval, BunburyThe project will redevelop an oval to create an elite-level, multi-purpose sports facility.BunburyWA$4,400,000$14,419,697
City of Greater GeraldtonAdvancement of the Midwest Regional Resource Recovery FacilityThe project will construct a waste transfer station, materials processing facility, and a new weighbridge, while also upgrading the power network and Tip Shop.NarnguluWA$1,131,200$5,285,000
City of PalmerstonConstruction of SWELL (Swimming, Wellness, Events, Leisure, Lifestyle)The project will renovate and upgrade an aquatic centre.MouldenNT$5,000,000$15,000,000
City of WannerooSplendid Park Cycling UpgradeThe project will upgrade the criterium cycling track and surrounding area at Splendid Park in Yanchep.YanchepWA$500,000$2,397,100
Clarence City CouncilFamily-friendly beginner trails – Clarence Mountain Bike ParkThe project will construct family-friendly beginner mountain bike trails.MorningtonTAS$169,110$338,220
Cloncurry Shire CouncilPerkins Street Housing ProjectThe project will construct nine new houses in Cloncurry.CloncurryQLD$5,062,500$6,750,000
Cooinda Coonabarabran LimitedRenovation of kitchen and laundry of Cooinda Nursing HomeThe project will renovate and extend an existing kitchen and construct a new laundry for an aged care facility.CoonabarabranNSW$2,160,000$2,380,000
Coolum Beach Junior Rugby League Club IncorporatedLighting Field 2 and Upgrade lighting lux levelsThe project will replace existing lighting poles at the sporting field.Coolum BeachQLD$318,404$318,404
Corumbene Nursing Home For The Aged IncDerwent 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 NorfolkTAS$3,785,511$7,571,022
Council of The City of Broken HillBroken Hill Central Business District Revitalisation and Activation ProjectThe 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 HillNSW$8,767,891$17,535,783
District Council of CleveConstruct a Regional Boarding House Agricultural-Export Education HubThe project will construct new accommodation facilities for 35 students at the Cleve Area School.CleveSA$2,192,611$2,923,482
Endeavour Industries Goulburn IncReduce, 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.GoulburnNSW$487,500$572,500
Esperance Bay Yacht Club IncEsperance Bay Marina RedevelopmentThe project will upgrade the Esperance Bay Marina to increase capacity and comply with Australian standards.EsperanceWA$2,094,770$2,844,770
Foodbank of South Australia IncorporatedFoodbank Alice Springs – Cool Room & Freezer ProjectThe project will construct freezer and cool room facilities.CicconeNT$141,735$188,980
Gateway Care LtdGateway Community Hub and Food Centre Enhancement ProjectThe project will upgrade a community hub and food centre.Caloundra WestQLD$600,000$1,416,000
Gladstone Auto Club Inc.Gladstone Auto Club National Track InfrastructureThe project will construct a speedway track and facilities at the Gladstone Auto Club.BenarabyQLD$380,908$761,816
Goomeri and District Show Society IncConstruction of new amenities block at the Goomeri Show GroundsThe project will construct a new toilet and shower block.GoomeriQLD$93,500$187,000
Grangeburn Bowling Club IncUpgrade of existing Lawn Bowls GreenThe project will replace an existing synthetic bowling green.HamiltonVIC$60,000$155,790
Greater Forward Movement Inc.Greater Forward Movement.The project will construct a multi-purpose shed.KensingtonQLD$105,000$105,000
Gympie District Show Society IncInstall 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.GympieQLD$51,622$103,244
Hillview Bunyip Aged Care IncHillview Bunyip Aged Care Facility ExtensionThe project will construct a thirteen bed extension and a resident lounge at the Hillview Bunyip Aged Care Facility.BunyipVIC$900,000$2,100,000
HOBART CITY COUNCILDoone Kennedy HobartAquatic Centre Warm Water PoolThe 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 DomainTAS$3,414,200$6,828,400
Horsham Rural City CouncilHorsham Aquatic Centre – Accessible Family Change RoomsThe project will upgrade the Horsham Indoor Aquatic Centre.HorshamVIC$331,000$662,468
Inverell Shire CouncilInverell Regional Livestock Exchange Development Stage 2 ProjectThe project will upgrade the facilities of the Inverell Regional Livestock Exchange.InverellNSW$631,000$1,262,000
Ivy Anderson Home Committee Inc.Ivy Anderson Village ProjectThe project will construct a nine bedroom self-contained aged care facility for medium-level care aged care residents within Springsure, QLD.SpringsureQLD$4,094,727$4,394,727
Jerilderie Pre School Kindergarten IncJerilderie Early learning Centre PlaygroundThe project will construct a playground for the Jerilderie Long Day Care Centre.JerilderieNSW$133,000$266,000
Kalgoorlie Boulder Basketball Assoc IncKalgoorlie-Boulder Basketball Association – Stadium RedevelopmentThe project will redevelop the current Kalgoorlie Boulder basketball stadium which no longer meets the needs and demands of the community.KalgoorlieWA$4,496,400$12,996,400
Kia Ora & Districts Pony Club IncorporatedKia Ora Pony Club Ablution Block UpgradeThe project will construct an ablution block at a pony club.Kia OraQLD$35,000$70,000
Kyabram Parkland Golf Club IncorporatedKyabram Parkland Golf Club Redevelopment ProjectThe project will construct an alfresco extension on an existing facility and upgrade internal amenities.KyabramVIC$200,000$400,000
Lake Macquarie City CouncilSport centre expansion–attract visitors, participants, athletes & communityThe 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.GlendaleNSW$10,000,000$25,713,634
Lifeflight Foundation LtdLifeFlight Roma Aeromedical Base UpgradeThe project will construct a fully-functional aeromedical base at Roma Airport.RomaQLD$1,072,137$2,144,275
Lithgow City CouncilNew Main Street, New EconomyThe project will upgrade and extend the streets in the Lithgow central business district.LithgowNSW$1,938,911$4,309,058
Liverpool Plains Shire CouncilUpgrade of the Liverpool Plains Regional Water SupplyThe project will construct water supply infrastructure to improve water availability, quality and security to Quirindi, Werris Creek and Willow Tree.QuipollyNSW$5,000,000$37,900,000
Lockhart Football & Netball Club IncorporatedLockhart Community Hub and Conference CentreThe project will redevelop an existing auditorium/conference room with new amenities for women and umpires and a new office space.LockhartNSW$200,000$400,000
Macleay Island Bowls Club IncModify front entrance to be suitable for People with DisabilitiesThe project will upgrade the front entrance of the Macleay Bowls Club.Macleay IslandQLD$267,022$534,044
Maffra Neighbourhood House IncMaffra Neighbourhood House expansionThe project will upgrade the accessibility and capacity of a local building for the relocation of Maffra Neighbourhood House services from the local hospital.MaffraVIC$54,345$108,690
Mallee Family Care LtdBuilding Better Care for Mallee CommunitiesThe project will construct a purpose built service facility.MilduraVIC$4,900,000$9,800,000
Mapoon Aboriginal CouncilMapoon Range Base Visitor Information and Interpretive CentreThe project will construct a new ranger base visitor information and interpretive centre.MapoonQLD$1,814,319$1,814,319
Marion Bay Township IncorporatedMarion Bay Playground ProjectThe project will install new playground equipment and shade structures at the Marion Bay playground.Marion BaySA$118,633$121,133
Maroochydore Football Club IncorporatedConstruction of multi use shade structureThe project will install a multi-purpose steel structure and bitumen surface.KuluinQLD$42,529$85,058
Maryborough Amateur Athletic Club IncorporatedFacilities Upgrade at the Maryborough Athletics GroundsThe project will upgrade the facilities of the Maryborough athletics ground.TinanaQLD$80,000$160,000
Mildura Rural City Council‘Mallee – Back on Track’ ProjectsThe project will deliver five strategic projects across four small towns in the Mallee region of Victoria.MurrayvilleVIC$1,150,000$2,300,000
Millicent & District International Basketball Assoc IncMillicent 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.MillicentSA$211,000$536,000
Mitchell Shire CouncilKings Park Exhibition Building, Seymour – Ventilation and Cooling ProjectThe project will install a ventilation and insulation system in the Kings Park exhibition building.SeymourVIC$37,500$75,500
Municipal Council of Roxby DownsRoxby Mining Life RaftThe project will upgrade sports infrastructure through construction of a multi-use sports facility.Roxby DownsSA$2,739,837$3,914,053
Murray Lands Homes For The Aged IncorporatedRefurbishment of Jean Jarvis Community CentreThe project will upgrade a community centre.Murray BridgeSA$98,500$197,000
Murray River CouncilNew Community Preschool in MoamaThe project will construct a new community preschool facility.MoamaNSW$2,902,469$5,902,469
Myponga Memorial Hall IncorporatedMyponga Hall RestorationThe project will upgrade the existing community hall by renovating the interior and exterior infrastructure.MypongaSA$20,000$45,561
Naisda LimitedNAISDA Cultural and Creative Incubator LabThe project will revitalise a campus building.KariongNSW$95,979$191,959
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)Environmental and Education Centre – Endeavour Fern GullyThe project will construct a new environmental and education centre in the culturally and environmentally significant Endeavour Fern Gully.Red HillVIC$188,000$376,000
Nerang Community Bowls Club IncExtend clubhouse to support Bowls and Community Activities.The project will extend a bowls clubhouse to include new bathrooms and a space for meetings.NerangQLD$596,650$1,193,300
New Mapoon Aboriginal CorporationNew Mapoon Community Youth Centre Construction Project – Stage 2The project will replace existing infrastructure to construct a multi-purpose facility for community purposes.New MapoonQLD$400,190$405,190
Noosa Pickleball Club IncNoosa All Weather Pickleball Sports FacilityThe project will construct an all-weather pickleball facility.Sunshine BeachQLD$248,900$497,800
North Burnett Regional CouncilBiggenden Water Treatment Plant & Raw Water ReservoirThe project will upgrade water supply infrastructure with a new water treatment plant and raw water reservoir.BiggendenQLD$5,762,444$7,012,444
Northern Grampians Shire CouncilSt Arnaud Pool Cover and Shade UpgradeThe project will install a pool cover and shade structures to increase the heating efficiency and sun protection of the public pool.St ArnaudVIC$33,000$66,000
Northern Midlands CouncilExtension of Perth’s South Esk River Parklands WalkwayThe project will extend Perth’s Parklands Walkway.PerthTAS$187,500$375,000
Oberon CouncilO’Connell Recreation Ground Stage 1The 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’ConnellNSW$349,000$698,579
Orange & District Soccer AssociationLighting upgrade to Jack Brabham Park sporting fieldsThe project will upgrade existing lighting at the Sir Jack Brabham Park Soccer Fields.OrangeNSW$54,013$108,027
Parkes Shire CouncilLachlan River Water Supply Duplication Project Stage 1The project will upgrade the Lachlan River water supply.ForbesNSW$6,000,000$14,402,487
Port Douglas Rugby Club IncRugby Clubhouse Upgrade – roof and seating including handrailsThe project will upgrade the rugby clubhouse.Port DouglasQLD$41,658$41,658
Portland & District Olympic Pool AssociationUpgrades to Pool Facility entry and CanteenThe project will upgrade the Portland Olympic Pool by installing inclusive access amenities and a new canteen.PortlandNSW$52,500$105,000
Ramahyuck District Aboriginal CorporationRamahyuck Community Centre, Cafe & Gallery ProjectThe project will upgrade the existing Ramahyuck Community Centre and construct a café and arts and craft gallery on the ground floor.SaleVIC$375,000$750,000
Returned Services League Mannum Sub Branch IncorporatedMannum Remembrance FacilityThe project will construct an inclusive remembrance community facility.Port MannumSA$98,692$197,384
Rocky Sports Club LimitedClub Toowoomba Bowls ArenaThe 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 ToowoombaQLD$987,950$1,975,900
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section)LimitedRedeveloping RFDS Mount Isa Aeromedical Base to Save Lives and Create JobsThe project will build a purpose built aeromedical facility with a hangar, operational rooms, training facilities, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen.Mount IsaQLD$9,736,886$12,982,515
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central OperationsNew RFDS Tennant Creek Patient Transfer Facility & Open HangarThe project will construct a purpose-built Patient Transfer Facility (PTF) and a conjoining open hangar at Tennant Creek Airport.Tennant CreekNT$949,500$1,266,000
Rural City of Murray BridgeMake Your Move – Murray Bridge Regional Sports StadiumThe project will construct a new multi-use sports stadium with high participation sports facilities.Murray Bridge EastSA$1,981,530$3,963,060
Sawtell Golf Club LtdSawtell Golf Club – Accessibility Cart PathwayThe project will construct concrete cart pathways at the Sawtell Golf Club.SawtellNSW$35,000$70,247
Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club IncSeaspray Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse Stage 2 constructionThe project will construct an extension to the existing clubhouse at the Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club.SeasprayVIC$76,788$153,576
Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Northern Australian Conference)LimitedRiverside Convention Centre Facilities and Accessibility UpgradeThe project will refurbish and expand the Riverside Convention Centre.AitkenvaleQLD$434,500$869,000
Shire of AshburtonTom Price Skate Park Expansion and UpgradeThe project will extend and expand the current Tom Price Skate Park to address current capacity constraints.Tom PriceWA$300,000$950,000
Shire of MerredinMerredin Town Square Revitalisation ProjectThe project will upgrade the main streets of Barrack and Bates and the adjacent parkland to revitalise Merredin’s town centre.MerredinWA$2,139,309$4,278,618
Shire of MundaringLake Leschenaultia Visitor Improvement ProjectThe project will upgrade existing infrastructure and construct new spaces at Lake Leschenaultia.ChidlowWA$218,250$436,500
Shire of WaroonaConstruction of Waroona Community PrecinctThe project will construct a precinct to co-locate community and visitor infrastructure.WaroonaWA$900,000$3,028,600
Somerset Regional CouncilLowood-Minden Road – Minden Village home safer & sooner projectThe project will reconstruct an existing intersection to safe design standards.MindenQLD$687,950$1,375,900
South Arm Peninsula Men’s Shed IncSouth Arm Peninsula Community Men’s Shed Construction projectThe project will construct a Men’s shed, which will include a workshop, meeting room, kitchen and outdoor space.South ArmTAS$80,646$161,292
South Gippsland Shire CouncilGSRT Railway Precincts Development (Leongatha and Korumburra)The project will upgrade two existing railway stations at Leongatha and Korumburra.LeongathaVIC$3,000,000$6,000,000
Southern Downs Regional CouncilStanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and Stanthorpe Library ExpansionThe project will upgrade the Stanthrope Regional Art Gallery to increase exhibition and storage space.StanthorpeQLD$2,000,000$4,000,000
Southern Youth And Family Services LimitedWarilla Centre Stage 5 – Social HousingThe project will construct 21 new social housing units specifically for disadvantaged youth.WarillaNSW$5,667,738$11,335,476
St Agnes’ Care & LifestyleEmmaus Memory Support Village and Community CentreThe project will construct a community centre, a memory support village comprising 12 communal homes, a retail village and offices.Port MacquarieNSW$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.CooroibahQLD$135,554$271,108
Tatiara District CouncilHousing for Growth – Tatiara Workers AccommodationThe project will build two four-unit accommodation blocks at the Bordertown Caravan Park.BordertownSA$335,000$675,000
Tea Tree Community Association IncorporatedGetting the Community Hall open again projectThe project will deliver an upgrade to the historic Tea Tree Community Hall by addressing structural and safety issues enabling it to reopen.Tea TreeTAS$100,000$201,062
Tennis New South Wales LtdWollongong Regional Tennis Hub (WRTH) – Major Upgrade and Event DestinationThe project will expand, upgrade and install infrastructure to create a nationally significant tennis venue at Beaton Park.GwynnevilleNSW$1,000,000$4,630,062
Tennis Rockhampton LimitedNew LED lightsThe project will replace the current halogen tennis lights with LED lamps.WandalQLD$34,450$68,900
The Clare Sports Club IncClare Sports Precinct RedevelopmentThe project will construct a new purpose-built sporting facility, resurface the oval and upgrade the lighting system.ClareSA$2,534,604$5,465,634
The Crows Nest District Mens Shed IncConstruction of a new, fit for purpose Crows Nest Mens Shed.The project will construct a pre-purchased members shed.Crows NestQLD$194,261$250,261
The Scout Association of Australia Victorian BranchBallan Scout and Community Centre (BSACC)The project will construct a multi-purpose Scout and Community Activity Centre to be utilised as a meeting space.BallanVIC$550,000$1,100,000
The Scout Association Of Australia Victorian BranchAintree Scout and Community CentreThe project will construct a multipurpose scout and community activity centre in Aintree.AintreeVIC$520,000$1,040,000
Toora Football Netball Club IncorporatedToora FNC – Football Ground Lighting ProjectThe project will construct four new light poles fitted with new LED lighting around the Toora Recreation Reserve.TooraVIC$116,570$233,140
Trentham Neighbourhood Centre IncTrentham Neighbourhood Centre Community Outdoor SpaceThe project will revitalise the outdoor area of the community centre.TrenthamVIC$20,000$40,000
Tweed Shire CouncilTweed Regional Inclusive Parklands – Stage 2The project will construct a revitalised recreational park with universal accessibility.Tweed HeadsNSW$435,504$871,008
Tweed Shire CouncilWater Supply Link between Tweed Shire Council and City of Gold CoastThe project will upgrade an existing water supply link between the Tweed District water supply and the City of Gold Coast.Tweed HeadsNSW$865,000$1,730,000
Waikerie Football Club IncWaikerie Riverfront Community HubThe project will replace the existing community hub which is dated and un-serviceable.WaikerieSA$1,500,000$3,000,000
Wakefield Regional CouncilBalaklava’s Pool for AllThe project will replace the main pool and include upgrades to the Balaklava pool.BalaklavaSA$1,586,029$3,172,058
Warrnambool Golf Club IncClubhouse RedevelopmentThe project will construct a new clubhouse facility at the Warrnambool Golf Club.WarrnamboolVIC$2,000,000$4,000,000
Whitsunday Regional CouncilChoose Collinsville – Tourism & Resident Placemaking ProjectThe project will upgrade the Collinsville CBD.CollinsvilleQLD$741,750$989,000
Yarra Ranges Shire CouncilColdstream Station ActivationThe project will construct a recreation facility at the former Coldstream Station site.ColdstreamVIC$539,680$1,079,360
Young Men’s Christian Association of SydneyBellingen Shire Swim Centre Kiosk and Entry UpgradesThe project will upgrade a multi-purpose kiosk and a reception.BellingenNSW$50,000$100,000
YWAM City Ventures LtdYWAM Youth Precinct – Building Healthy Lives and CommunitiesThe project will convert an old warehouse into a multi-purpose youth precinct, café and high ropes course within Townsville.Townsville CityQLD$778,500$1,757,000

Community Investments Stream – Round 4 Recipients



Will all eligible applications be funded?

  • 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.

Will the Community Investments Stream fund my event for more than one year?

  • 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.

Will there be future rounds?

  • 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 for updates regarding the program.

Is there an amount set aside for each stream and region?

  • 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.

Who is on the Ministerial Panel?

  • 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.

Why are the eligibility boundaries set where they are?

  • The boundaries were decided by Government and represent the regional focus of this program.

Can I apply for exemptions to the Program Guidelines?

  • 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.

Will the decision maker approve a different grant amount to what I requested?

  • 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.

 What is the definition of a school under Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)?

  • 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.

I want to provide additional information or make a change to my application.

  • 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.

How do I withdraw my 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.

What kind of organisations can be participants in a joint application?

  • 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.

Is a project eligible if part or all of the project is on land not owned by the applicant?

  • 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.

How is an organisation’s not-for-profit status decided?

  • 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.

What do I need to include in the Latest Financial Year Figures section of the application form?

  • 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.

Can the provision of land be considered as part of the mandatory co-funding contribution?

  • 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.

Can I purchase land or existing infrastructure under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)?

  • 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.

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