Member for Wannon Dan Tehan is calling for ‘big’ ideas for projects that might qualify for the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Mr Tehan said applications were open for the fund, which could support projects that helped shape the future of the region.
Mr Tehan said the $272-million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that delivered long-term economic benefits.
“This is an exciting program that is set to deliver major projects over $20-million that take advantage of the region’s natural economic strengths,” he said.
“The Regional Growth Fund will support additional investment for sustainable economic growth, including from the private sector, other levels of government and not-for-profit organisations.
“Initial applications close on April 27 and I encourage everyone eligible in our community to look at the program guidelines and get started on an application.”
Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Minister John Mcveigh said the government would invest a minimum of $10-million toward each successful infrastructure project, representing a maximum of 50 percent of project costs.
“The Regional Growth Fund will be a game-changer across Australia,” he said.
More information on the program, including the application process, is available online at www.grants.gov.au.