David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$250 million up for grabs to build better regions, create jobs and boost local economies

December 15, 2021

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back regional Australia by providing another $250 million to fund the infrastructure and services our communities need to grow and prosper.

“Whether you’re involved with a local council, community group, sporting club or school P&C – and anything in between – I encourage you to apply for funding under the Coalition Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF),” Mr Littleproud said.

“BBRF applications are now open, paving the way for new projects which regional communities deserve to be funded and delivered.

“Regional Australians deserve the same services and opportunities that people in metropolitan cities have and the Building Better Regions Fund helps make this happen.

“This opportunity was created by the Nationals in a Coalition Government to support our rural and remote communities – like where you live.”

Funding under Round 6 takes this government’s total investment through the BBRF to $1.38 billion.

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. Infrastructure Projects Stream: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/building-better-regions-fund-infrastructure-projects-stream-round-6

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. Community Investments Stream: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/building-better-regions-fund-community-investments-stream-round-6

Applications close February 10 next year.