The Coalition Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is officially open for applications and Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, is calling for big ideas from the Wodonga region that could help shape the future.
Senator McKenzie said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that will deliver long-term economic benefits.
“This is an exciting program that is set to deliver major projects over $20 million that take advantage of our region’s natural economic strengths such as agriculture, manufacturing and tourism,” Senator McKenzie 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.
“This investment will shine a light on the significant potential towns like Wodonga have and hopefully make others realise what we already know, that regional Victoria is a great place to live.”
“Initial applications close on 27 April 2018 and I encourage everyone eligible in our community to look at the program guidelines and get started on an application.”
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh, said
the Coalition Government would invest a minimum of $10 million toward each successful infrastructure project, representing a maximum of 50 per cent of project costs.
“The Regional Growth Fund will be
a game-changer across Australia by unlocking government funding for projects that
have the capacity to transform regional areas,” Dr McVeigh said.
“The Regional Growth Fund is an open invitation to everyone eligible who believes in regional and remote Australia to partner with the Coalition Government to support positive
change for the future”.
For more information on the program, including the application process, visit www.grants.gov.au