South West encouraged to ‘get cracking’ with RGF projects

Fast Facts:
– Only weeks to go for Initial Applications, with $10 million or more on offer for successful applicants
– $272 million investment opportunity to transform regional communities
– Fund focused on major projects valued over $20 million, supporting long-term economic growth and job creation in regional and rural Australia

Member for Forrest Nola Marino is calling for applicants to get cracking for the Turnbull Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund, with just weeks remaining to submit Initial Applications.

Mrs Marino said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that delivered long-term economic benefits.

“This is a unique opportunity to ‘think big’ on new or expanded regional projects, with 50 percent of project funding on offer as part of the Turnbull Government’s focus on regional jobs,” Mrs Marino said.

“Whether its tourism, sporting amenities, transport, or manufacturing – the Liberal-led Government will invest a minimum of $10 million toward each successful infrastructure project.

“The Regional Growth Fund will support additional investment for sustainable economic growth, including from the private sector, other levels of government, and not-for-profit organisations.”

Initial applications must be submitted by 3pm (WST) on April 27.

For more information, including the application process, visit grants.gov.au