I am pleased to announce that the Turnbull government has extended the close of applications for our regional $20m Jobs and Investment Fund to Tuesday 15 August 2017.
Local businesses, councils and not for profit organisations are encouraged to apply.
I am very proud that the Geelong and Corangamite region is one of only 10 regions across Australia which has secured one of these regional funding opportunities.
Our regional Jobs and Investment Fund is aimed at investing in projects that will diversify regional economies, stimulate long term growth, deliver sustainable employment and enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.
Funding will be available across three streams: local infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training.
Our Regional Jobs and Investment Taskforce led by Deakin Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, has developed a strong Local Investment Plan which will guide the government’s funding decisions.
Applicants who have already submitted a project will be contacted by the department to let them know they may revisit their application if needed.
Details of how to apply can be found at www.business.gov.au/rjip
2 August 2017