Round two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open for applications for both the Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments streams.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities: new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

The most significant changes to the BBRF Guidelines are:

  • Project eligibility boundaries have changed
  • Projects located in an excluded area (generally capital cities and their perimeters) may be eligible if they can clearly demonstrate significant benefits and employment outcomes which flow directly into an eligible area

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the BBRF website to assist in determining the eligibility of your project.

The Frequently Asked Questions document available at the BBRF website provides further details regarding the changes between Rounds One and Two.

The $481.6 million BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. BBRF is a competitive, merit based grant program, which supports regional areas through infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure Projects stream and community strengthening projects under the Community Investments stream.

To discuss any potential Brisbane-based projects with a flow-on benefit to regional areas, contact RDA Brisbane CEO Margaret Blade: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0419 751 846.

Key dates

Applications open: 7 November 2017

Applications close: 19 December 2017 5:00 pm AEDT (Daylight savings time)