Funding submission sorted in 30 days
IT TOOK thirty days for Gold Coast City Council to prepare and submit an application for funding from the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) for the Upper Coomera Community and Youth Hub this year.
Gold Coast City Council identified a priority of investment in the youth facilities of the new integrated Upper Coomera community and youth hub.
The council and stakeholders first met on April 13 to discuss council’s priorities and then formulated its submission according to the RDA’s guidelines and submitted the funding application on May 13.
The application was successful in getting $2,026,855 from the RDA with the remaining $21,486,000 to be funded by council in a four-year capital works project.
Round 2 of the RDA funding opens next month with the Port Douglas Waterfront considered one of the most suitable projects Cairns Regional Council can put forward.
The total cost of the Waterfront is estimated at $56.5 million, consisting of $25 million for the Waterfront park, $20 million for the proposed lagoon, $4.5 million for the boat ramp relocation and $7 million for council roads upgrades.
Council will wait to see the RDA guidelines before funding application options are put to councillors.