REGIONAL TOURISM AND JOBS THE BIG WINNER IN NEW FUNDING ROUND

Regional tourism and local jobs are front and centre of the latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund, with Forrest set to share in $200 million for local infrastructure and community-building projects.

Federal Member for Forrest, Nola Marino said Round 3, which opened 27 September, continues the Morrison Government’s commitment to unlocking economic potential in our region.

“We are building strong and resilient communities, as well as helping create local jobs, by investing in projects across Australia which drive our regional economies,” Ms Marino said.

“I want to see Round 3 deliver more projects in the south west , with up to $45 million earmarked to increase tourism, boost the local economy and – importantly – create even more local jobs.

“Through this fund, the south west is becoming an even better place to get a job, to visit, grow up in, and raise a family.”

“Tourism is a major industry in the south west, and this fund could provide the helping hand it needs to seize on local tourism opportunities,” Ms Marino said.

Round 3 will continue delivering projects across the Community Investments and Infrastructure Projects streams, including tourism-related infrastructure projects, to drive economic development, create jobs and create stronger partnerships across communities.

“I encourage all interested and eligible organisations to apply for infrastructure and community-based project funding.”

Applications will close on 15 November 2018.

For further information on eligibility and how to lodge an application, please visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/bbrf.