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$250 million round six of Building Better Regions fund opens

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce

The Morrison Government is inviting applications for the $250 million round six of the Building Better Regions fund for infrastructure and services regional communities need to grow and prosper.

The Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) invites community organisations and councils to submit applications for investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas..

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong and grow into the future.

“Backing regional communities will help secure our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and promote growth and development in our regions,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“This next round will build on the 298 fantastic regional projects that shared in $300 million in funding under the last round of the Building Better Regions Fund.

“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are continuing to support the businesses and people who call regional Australia home.”

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said funding under Round 6 takes the Government’s total investment to date through the BBRF to $1.38 billion.

“The Morrison Government has committed a further $250 million for projects and initiatives that will transform communities, create new jobs and drive economic growth across regional Australia,” Senator Henderson said.

“The Building Better Regions fund has contributed to such a wide range of projects across our region from sporting infrastructure to programs to safer road upgrades, to programs to support youth mental health.

“Funding the infrastructure and services communities builds community connection and boosts local employment as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Senator Henderson said.

Projects will be funded under two streams. The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.

The Community Investments Stream funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities.

Infrastructure Projects Stream:

Community Investments Stream:

Applications close on Thursday, 10 February 2022.

14 December 2021

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