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Building Better Regions Fund: Round Two opens with a broadened scope

Round two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open for applications for both the Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments streams.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities: new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

The most significant changes to the BBRF Guidelines are:

  • Project eligibility boundaries have changed
  • Projects located in an excluded area (generally capital cities and their perimeters) may be eligible if they can clearly demonstrate significant benefits and employment outcomes which flow directly into an eligible area

You can check the eligibility of your project location with the BBRF Mapping Tool.

The $481.6 million BBRF is a competitive, merit-based program which supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. 

BBRF Information Sessions

RDA Brisbane recently held two information sessions on applying for BBRF. You can download the presentation from these sessions by clicking on the link below.

BBRF Information Session Presentation

Key dates

Applications open: 7 November 2017

Applications close: 19 December 2017 5:00 pm AEDT (Daylight savings time)

More Assistance

To discuss any potential Brisbane-based projects with a flow-on benefit to regional areas, contact RDA Brisbane CEO Margaret Blade at : or 0419 751 846.

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