COUNCILS and not-for-profit organisations are being encouraged to seek federal funding for projects which promote regional growth.
Applications for round three of the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund opened on Friday and will close March 15.
Wright MP Scott Buchholz encouraged not-for-profit groups and councils in the region to put forward projects which would strengthen the local economy.
“This is a great opportunity for our region to make some solid progress, as we saw at the end of last year when the Scenic Rim Regional Council and I worked together to secure $9.6 million through this fund towards the $30 million freight terminal to be built by SCT Logistics at Bromelton,” he said.
“We’re talking jobs and major growth – up to 1000 jobs through that one facility – so I urge the communities of Wright to take this opportunity to access the funds that are there – which are available to us to strengthen our community and improve the local economy for future generations.”
Applications must be for projects valued at a minimum of $20,000.
The limit of commonwealth funding granted through the National Stronger Regions Fund is $10 million.
Applicants in Wright must be able to match funding at least dollar-for-dollar.
The federal government approved $505 million to fund 162 projects across Australia in the first two rounds of the National Stronger Regions Fund.
For more information or to apply visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf