Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)

The Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will create jobs, drive economic growth and support strong regional communities across Australia by funding infrastructure and community investment projects.

The fund invests in eligible projects in regional and remote Australia, outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Nearly $500 million is available through this program, including $200 million provided from the Regional Growth Fund allocated in the 2017 to 2018 Budget.

Funding streams

Grant funding is available through two funding streams:

  • The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure
  • The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities

Funding rounds

Round One of the BBRF has now closed details of successful projects are available on the Building Better Regions Fund website.

Round Two of the BBRF closed on 19 December 2017. Please monitor this web page for details regarding the announcement date of the successful projects.

Further information

Program Guidelines, contact details for enquiries, and other program information is available on the Building Better Regions Fund website.