Building Better Regions (BBRF)
Hard working Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry MP has urged 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.
Michelle Landry MP said the region had already benefited from Round One, with $5.06M delivered toward 3 projects across the two streams.
“Round One has provided organisations such as Rockhampton Regional Council with $5M in funding to upgrade the pavement at the Rockhampton airport, which will reduce the impact of flooding closures and reduce the clean-up costs, protecting jobs and economic growth during and after flooding disasters.” Ms Landry said.
“In addition to this vital infrastructure funding, I was pleased to deliver two separate grants of $30,000 each to the Livingstone Shire Council to develop their Business and Industry Mapping Project and Smart Region Strategy.”
“It is projects like this that will support local businesses and job creation, while also ensuring the needs of the community are met.”
“The fact that BBRF has two streams - Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments – 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.” Ms Landry said.
The Acting Minister for Regional Development, Darren Chester MP said BBRF was designed to back projects that create further investment in the community.
Applicants need to demonstrate how their project will drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live and foster partnerships across their community.
For more information on the Fund, or to submit an application, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund.
Armistice Centenary Grants Program
The Armistice Centenary grants program will support local, community-based commemorative projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War, remember Australian service men and women from all conflicts and celebrate a just and secure peace.
“Armistice Day was a pivotal turning point for the 20th century, marking the end of The Great War. On the 100th anniversary of that monumental occasion, we want to remember those who gave everything for their nation throughout the war” Ms Landry said.
“Up to $50,000 is available to schools, local councils and community groups throughout Capricornia to commemorate the centenary.
“One-off grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 are available and I encourage all eligible groups in Capricornia who want to contribute to a significant period in our nation’s history to submit an expression of interest to my office.” Ms Landry said.
“Expressions of Interest for the Armistice Day Centenary Grants opens today. Please contact my office for further details on how to put your project forward to the Capricornia Community Consultation Committee” Ms Landry said.