David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Councils and community organisations in Maranoa called on to apply for regional grants

December 16, 2020

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has welcomed the release of guidelines for Round Five of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) and encouraged communities in the region to apply after the especially tough year they have faced with bushfires, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Australian Government is here for our communities, we have the funding and we are ready to support them for as long as it takes through dedicated initiatives such as the BBRF,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Throughout rural and regional Australia, we have $100 million of targeted support for tourism-related infrastructure to get regional tourism back on its feet, while maintaining $100 million for broader community infrastructure and investment.

“This funding will create jobs and drive economic growth in our rural and remote communities at a time it is needed most.

“Our region has already benefited from previous rounds of the BBRF with investments in crucial projects such, driving economic growth in Maranoa and delivering lasting benefits to our local communities.

“This early release of guidelines means councils and community organisations can now begin working on their application ahead of the opening date, so get planning Maranoa and take advantage of this latest round of funding.”

The guidelines have now been released and can be found at www.business.gov.au/bbrf meaning local proponents can now start developing their applications. Applications open on 12 January 2021 and close on 5 March 2021. Successful applicants are expected to be announced in mid-2021.