Building Better Regions Fund

About the Programme

The Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will create jobs, drive economic growth and support strong regional communities across Australia by funding infrastructure and community investment projects.

$641.6 million was available through this program to fund projects in regional Australia outside the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

The BBRF is a competitive, merit based grant program with two streams:

  • The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provides economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
  • The Community Investments Stream provides organisations with grants of between $5,000 to $10 million to new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

Round One

The successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream was announced on 4 August 2017. The full list of Infrastructure Project Stream applications is available to download.

Successful projects from the Community Investments Stream was announced on 22 September 2017. The list of successful Community Investments Stream funding offers is now available.

Round Two

The successful applications for the Infrastructure Project Stream were announced on 9 July 2018 and a full list can be downloaded Here.

The Community Investments Stream was announced on 4 July 2018 and a list of successful applicants can be viewed Here.

Round Three

A total of 166 projects to the value of $197.4 million were approved for funding under the Infrastructure Projects Stream.

A total of 164 projects to the value of $6.9 million were approved for funding under the Community Investments Stream.

Round Three was highly competitive with 915 applications received under both streams.

 

The successful applications of the Infrastructure Projects Stream can be viewed here.

The successful applications of the Community Investments Stream can be viewed here.