Local councils, not for profits, community groups and businesses in Western Victoria are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s new $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, with applications now officially open.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the Fund presented an enormous opportunity to create jobs, build critical infrastructure and drive economic growth in our communities.
With a focus on creating jobs, improving the liveability of Victoria’s regional cities and towns, building critical infrastructure and boosting productivity and innovation to support new and emerging industries, the Fund will address key challenges and opportunities to unlock regional Victoria’s growth potential.
The Fund has three programs with ten public grant program streams:
- $250 million Regional Infrastructure Fund:
Visitor Economy, Productive and Liveable Cities and Centres, Enabling
Infrastructure and Rural Development
- $200 million Regional Jobs Fund: Investment Attraction, Innovation and
Productivity, Market Access and Employment Precincts
- $50 million Stronger Regional Communities Plan: Community Capacity Building and Population Attraction
In addition to funding new projects across regional and rural Victoria that will build critical infrastructure, grow jobs and support emerging industries, the Fund will also deliver $200 million worth of projects and programs committed under the Fund at the election.
This dedicated $500 million Fund will kick-start growth in Western Victoria, and put our regions back at the heart of Victoria’s economy.
Further information, application guidelines and information sheets on the program
streams, visit www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP:
“This dedicated funding will make sure our regional communities are getting the support they need to grow and prosper.”
“We want to invest in new projects in Western Victoria, so we can create jobs and attract more families and visitors and revitalise communities.
“I encourage all interested councils, not for profits, community groups and businesses to get in touch with their local Regional Development Victoria office to talk about project priorities and new funding proposals.”