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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR $200 MILLION REGIONAL FUNDING ROUND

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR $200 MILLION REGIONAL FUNDING ROUND

Communities in Calare are invited to apply for a share in $200 million under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said the projects delivered under Round 3 will ensure regional and remote communities continue to thrive.

“We have had fantastic outcomes over the first two funding rounds of the Building Better Regions Fund, including $10 million for the second racetrack at Mount Panorama, $1.9 million for upgrades at Blayney’s Centrepoint Sports and Leisure Centre, $6.95 million to expand Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex and $580,000 for a domestic violence crisis centre in Orange,” Mr Gee said.

“In this third round the Federal Government will invest a further $200 million – a clear indication of the Government’s commitment to investing in projects that create jobs, build regional economies and ensure strong and resilient regional communities into the future.”

Mr Gee is urging communities in the region to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all sizes off the ground. 

“This fund is dedicated to unlocking the economic potential in remote and regional Australia and I encourage all eligible organisations with a great project idea to apply for the third round of funding,” Mr Gee added.

“Our region has already benefited from rounds one and two of the Building Better Regions Fund with $19.5 million already invested through seven projects - driving economic growth in Calare and delivering lasting benefits to our local communities.”

Applications opened on 27 September 2018 and close on 15 November 2018.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bbrf