Think big – Regional Growth Fund now open
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The Coalition Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is officially open for applications and the Member for Wright Scott Buchholz is calling for big ideas from the community that could help shape the future of the region.
Mr Buchholz 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 an exciting program that is set to deliver major projects worth over $20 million that have the capacity to transform regional areas like ours,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The Regional Growth Fund is a game-changer for Wright by unlocking government funding for projects from the private sector, other levels of government and not-for-profit organisations.”
The Regional Growth Fund will see the Coalition Government invest a minimum of $10 million toward each successful infrastructure project, representing a maximum of 50 per cent of project costs.
“Initial applications close on 27 April 2018 and I encourage everyone eligible in our community to look at the program guidelines and get started on an application,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Successful projects will provide greater support for existing local industries such as agriculture, tourism and manufacturing, allowing them to innovate, flourish and make a positive change for the future.”
“I look forward to working together with local organisations to deliver more jobs and more opportunities across our region.”
For more information on the program, including the application process, visit www.grants.gov.au.