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Applications open for $200 million regional funding round

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Communities in Pearce are invited to apply for a share in $200 million under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Projects delivered under Round 3 will ensure regional and remote communities continue to thrive.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said there have been fantastic outcomes over the first two funding rounds of the Liberal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and expects Round 3 to deliver more of the same with up to $45 million earmarked to increase tourism. 

“Tourism is a major industry in many of our regional areas, and this investment in tourism-related infrastructure projects will draw more visitors to remote and regional Australia and the economic benefits they bring with them,” Mr Porter said.

“In this third round we are investing a further $200 million – a clear indication of the Government’s commitment to investing in projects that create jobs, build regional economies and ensure strong and resilient regional communities into the future.”

Mr Porter is urging communities in the region to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all sizes off the ground. 

“This fund is dedicated to unlocking the economic potential in remote and regional Australia and I encourage all eligible organisations with a great project idea to apply for the third round of funding,” he said.

“Our region has already benefited from rounds one and two of the Building Better Regions Fund with nearly $8 million already invested through six projects - driving economic growth and delivering lasting benefits to our local communities.”

Applications are now open and close on 15 November 2018.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bbrf.