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Round Two of Building Better Regions Fund Now Open

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Round Two of Building Better Regions Fund Now Open

• Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two
• Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments
• Applications close on 19 December 2017

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has urged organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications now open for funding to support job creation and economic growth.

Mr Entsch said Far North Queensland has already benefitted from Round One, with $8,411,597 million delivered toward eight projects across the two streams.

“Round One has provided organisations such as Spinal Life Australia Ltd with the ability to build a Spinal Life Healthy Living Centre in Cairns , which will provide specialised health therapies and accessible accommodation for people with spinal cord injuries ,” Mr Entsch said.

“It is projects like this that will support local businesses and job creation, while also ensuring the needs of the community are met.”

“The fact BBRF has two streams - Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments – means communities have even more flexibility in developing proposals. With submissions closing on 19 December 2017, I encourage all eligible organisations to get their application in”.

Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester said BBRF was designed to back projects that create further investment in the community.

“Applicants should demonstrate how their project will drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live and foster partnerships across their community,” Mr Chester said.

“Infrastructure investment, and planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in a community. A clearly articulated regional aged care strategy, for instance, can have as big an impact on residents as building a new aged care facility in a single town”.

“When combined, both streams will encourage job creation, economic growth, and encourage social cohesion across Australia”.

For more information on the Fund, or to submit an application, visit


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Federal Member for Leichhardt
Cairns Electorate Office
200 Mulgrave Road
Cairns QLD 4870
Tel: (07) 4051 2220
Fax: (07) 4031 1592

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