The guidelines for Round Five of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) have been released and Riverina and Central West communities are being urged to apply, with applications open until Friday, 5 March.
“The Australian Government is supporting regional communities across the nation with a particular focus in this round on regional tourism,” Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said.
“The Building Better Regions Fund has supported several infrastructure projects across the Riverina and Central West with more than $26 million being delivered through the first four rounds of the program, including upgrades to the main streets of Forbes, Cowra, Gundagai and Parkes, a new medical hub in Grenfell and upgrading the original Temora Aerodrome runway and associated main apron and taxiways.”
There is $100 million available for tourism-related infrastructure to get regional tourism back on its feet, while $100 million is available for broader community infrastructure and investment.
The guidelines can be found at www.business.gov.au/bbrf. Applications are open from 12 January 2021 until 5 March 2021. Successful applicants are expected to be announced in mid-2021.