RE­GIONAL JOBS AND IN­VEST­MENT PACK­AGES – TROP­I­CAL NORTH QUEENS­LAND

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

The Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment is in­vest­ing $220 mil­lion in the Re­gional Jobs and In­vest­ment Pack­ages (RJIP) to help di­ver­sify re­gional economies, stim­u­late eco­nomic growth and de­liver sus­tain­able em­ploy­ment in ten pi­lot re­gions. Ap­pli­ca­tions will open on 31 May 2017 and close on 31 July 2017. Three streams of fund­ing are avail­able: Lo­cal In­fra­struc­ture Grants are for lo­cal gov­ern­ment bod­ies and agen­cies and not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tions to in­vest in new or up­graded in­fra­struc­ture projects. These projects will cap­i­talise on op­por­tu­ni­ties for growth, de­liver long-term eco­nomic ben­e­fits to re­gional com­mu­ni­ties, and cre­ate jobs. Busi­ness In­no­va­tion Grants will en­able busi­ness to build scale and ca­pa­bil­ity to be com­pet­i­tive in new or grow­ing mar­kets that cre­ate sus­tain­able em­ploy­ment. Skills and train­ing Grants will pro­vide fund­ing to lo­cal gov­ern­ment bod­ies and agen­cies and not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tions. These projects will sup­port train­ing and up­skilling of the re­gional work­force to meet re­gional pri­or­i­ties, take ad­van­tage of emerg­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and with­stand ma­jor labour mar­ket changes. In­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion ses­sions, pro­gram fact sheets and pro­gram guide­lines are avail­able here: busi­ness.gov.au/RJIP along with an In­for­ma­tion ses­sion be­ing held in Port Dou­glas: Tues­day 6th June, 10:00am to 1:30am Register by vis­it­ing https://register.eventarc.com/38509/re­gion­aljobs-and-in­vest­ment-pack­age-in­for­ma­tions­es­sion-trop­i­cal-north-queens­land-port-dou­glas

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