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National Stronger Regions Fund (Round Three) – Now Open

The National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) is a programme by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to promote economic development in Australia’s regions. NSRF funds will be provided for capital projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade, or an extension of existing infrastructure.

Local government and incorporated non-for-profits are encouraged to apply for grants between $20,000 and $1O million on a dollar-for-dollar basis. In Round Three, applicants classified as remote or very remote are able to receive $3 for every $1 that they contribute towards the funding sought.

Applications close – 15 March 2016

For more information refer to – http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/NSRF/index.aspx

Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan

Driving Productivity in Australia’s Transport Network

The Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) has been developed by the collaborative partnership of 47 organisations across regional Queensland. The purpose of the plan is achieve more strategic, long term planning and funding for inland roads to form a stronger network, better safety outcomes, more efficient supply chains, greater resilience to cope with weather events and to sustain regional communities and industries.

For more information refer to IQ-RAP Plan and OVERVIEW – IQ-RAP

NSRF Round Three

Applications for Round Three will open on 15 January 2016 and close 15 March 2016.

The guidelines for Round Three and a Summary of Changes is now available on the Department’s website

Regional Development Australian Fitzroy and Central West can provide assistance with preparing funding applications, supporting documents and evidence for NSRF Round Three.

For more information please contact the Executive Officer Kalair McArthur or Projects Officer Kylie Johnstone on  4923 6217 or email eo@rdafcw.com.au (Kalair McArthur), projects@rdafcw.com.au (Kylie Johnstone).

National Stronger Regions Fund Round Two delivers $32 million for seven key projects in the region

The Hon Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development announced $293 million to fund 111 projects Australia wide through Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF).

Under the NSRF Round Two the Fitzroy and Central West region attained the highest funding amount and number of projects awarded across Queensland, and was one of the leading funded regions in Australia.

This success for the region was achieved through significant team work and dedication across all tiers of government and elected members, not-for-profit organisations, RDAFCW Chairman Kym Mobbs and Committee Members and former RDAFCW CEO Rees Banks.

NSRF round 2 announcement CHRC (small)

Federal Member for Gladstone Ken O’Dowd,the Hon. Warren Truss Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and Mayor of Central Highlands Regional Council Peter Maguire at the NSRF Round Two funding announcement in Emerald.

RDAFCW would like to congratulate the following successful project applicants for the region:

 Livingstone Shire Council

Yeppoon Foreshore Precinct and CBD Revitalisation
Yeppoon
NSRF funding – $10,000,000 
Total project cost – $45,000,000

Rockhampton Regional Council

Rockhampton Riverfront Redevelopment
Rockhampton
NSRF funding – $7,000,000
Total project cost – $14,000,000

Central Highlands Regional Council

Construction of the new Blackwater Aquatic Centre
Blackwater
NSRF funding – $6,256,543 
Total project cost – $14,827,000

Barcoo Shire Council

Connecting Remote Communities in Central West Queensland
Bedourie
NSRF funding – $5,950,000 
Total project cost – $16,500,000

Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Services

Construction of new hanger facility at Rockhampton
Rockhampton
NSRF funding – $2,343,725
Total project cost – $4,760,111

Gladstone Regional Council

Central Queensland Driver Education Centre
Benaraby
NSRF funding – $598,427 
Total project cost – $1,196,855

Central Highlands Regional Council

Developing the Sapphire Gemfields Wetland Reserve
The Gemfields
NSRF funding – $109,636 
Total project cost – $267,497

TOTAL NSRF FUNDING – $32,258,331
TOTAL PROJECT COST – $96,551,463

A complete list of successful applicants can be found on the Department’s website

 

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