Round Two of the Australian Government’s $481.6 million 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 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 for Round Two 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.
You can check the eligibility of your project location with the BBRF Mapping Tool.
Applications for BBRF Round Two will close on 19 December 2017.
Building Better Regions Fund