| November 10, 2017

Second round of the Building Better Regions Fund open

• Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two
• Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments
• Applications close on 19 December 2017

Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum is urging organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications now open for funding to support further job creation and economic growth in regional and rural Australia.

Mr Drum said the fund is a good opportunity for our region to undertake projects that are needed in our communities.

“Since my election last year I have met with a number of local organisations who have ideas for projects that will improve our communities. The BBRF provides an opportunity for these projects to become reality,” Mr Drum said

“The BBRF has two streams - Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments – this means communities have even more flexibility in developing proposals.  With submissions closing on 19 December 2017 for both streams, I encourage all eligible organisations to get their application in.”

Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester said BBRF was designed to back projects that create further investment in the community.

“Applicants should demonstrate how their project will drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live and foster partnerships across their community,” Mr Chester said.

“Infrastructure investment, and planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in a community. A clearly articulated regional aged care strategy, for instance, can have as big an impact on residents as building a new aged care facility in a single town.”

“When combined, both streams will encourage job creation, economic growth, and encourage social cohesion across Australia.”

For more information on the Fund, or to submit an application, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund

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