Second round of the Building Better Regions Fund open

  • Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two

  • Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments

  • Applications close on 19 December 2017

With applications now open, Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has urged local organisations to apply for Round Two of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). 

Mr Porter said that the Pearce electorate had already benefitted from Round One, with almost $8 million delivered toward 7 projects across the two streams. 

“Round One has provided the Shire of Beverley with funding to see the Beverley Cornerstone project become a reality allowing them to construct a multipurpose facility that will support community activities, education, business, tourism and social services,” Mr Porter said. 

“It is projects like this that will support local businesses and create jobs, while also ensuring the needs of the community are met.

“The fact that the BBRF has two streams – Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments – means communities have even more flexibility in developing proposals. 

“With submissions closing on 19 December 2017 for both streams, I encourage all eligible organisations to get their application in.”

Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester said the BBRF was designed to back projects that create further investment in the community.

“Applicants should demonstrate how their project will drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live and foster partnerships across their community,” Mr Chester said.

“Infrastructure investment, and planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in a community. A clearly articulated regional aged care strategy, for instance, can have as big an impact on residents as building a new aged care facility in a single town.

“When combined, both streams will encourage job creation, economic growth, and encourage social cohesion across Australia.”

For more information on the Fund, or to submit an application, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund.