The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, has announced the opening of Round Four of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Round Four is aimed at supporting projects which will benefit communities affected by drought. (Applications will be ineligible if projects are not in a drought-affected location.)

Two streams of funding are available:

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 drought-affected communities.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction, upgrade or extension of infrastructure in drought-affected areas. Through these projects, it aims to provide both economic and social benefits.

The closing date for applications is 19 December 2019