Building our Regions kick-starts regional infrastructure
The Queensland Government is continuing to boost economic opportunities for regional communities through the $375 million Building our Regions program.
In 2016–17, two rounds are making $85 million* available to local governments to help build critical infrastructure, support jobs and increase liveability in regional Queensland. A further $70 million will be made available for a third round in 2017–18.
The first round of funding was highly successful, with $70.8 million allocated across 42 projects, supporting almost 700 jobs and providing new economic opportunities for Queensland regions. By the end of this year five projects will be complete and all others underway.
Round two of the Building our Regions program is currently underway with 60 applications from 38 councils being assessed for funding.
Successful projects will be announced in late 2016.
* Please note: figures referenced in the ‘Building our Regions’ article have been amended to reflect program funding changes since the release of the hardcopy newsletter.