REGIONAL JOBS AND INVESTMENT PACKAGES – TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
The Australian Government is investing $20 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 are open now and will close on 31 July 2017. The program’s intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs by investing in projects that will: •diversify regional economies •stimulate long term growth •deliver sustainable employment •enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors. Three streams of funding are available under the program: Local Infrastructure 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 that enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment. Skills and training to 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.