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Update: National Stronger Regions Fund Round One & Two

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About the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Programme

The NSRF programme will provide funding of $1 billion over 5 years, commencing in 2015-16, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities.

Projects must deliver an economic benefit to the region beyond the period of construction and should support disadvantaged regions or areas of disadvantage within a region.

The NSRF-funded part of the project must be completed on or before 31 December 2019.

NSRF Round 1:

  • Round One of the National Stronger Regions Fund closed on 28 November 2014.
  • The Deputy Prime Minister has now announced successful Round One applications (May 2015).
  • National Stronger Regions Fund Round One Successful Projects can be viewed here: [PDF: 235 KB] [ReadSpeaker]

The Media Release regarding approvals for Round 1 applications can be viewed here.

NSRF Round 2:

  • Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund will open on 15 May 2015 and close on 31 July 2015.
  • Applications for Round Two must be submitted online through the Grants Management System (GMS) Portal. The link will be available on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website.
  • Please avoid submitting an application at the last minute as high volumes of users can slow the system and may result in difficulties in completing your submission.
  • Applicants are encouraged to seek the support of their Regional Development Australia Committee for their project.

Information Sessions

Representatives from the Infrastructure Investment Division of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will conduct information sessions on the NSRF for potential applicants and interested parties.
Sessions will take one hour and there will be an opportunity for questions.

Attendees will receive:

  • information on key aspects of the Programme, including details of changes for Round Two;
  • a summary of key data on Round One applications and outcomes; and
  • general advice on the assessment process and how to prepare a competitive application.

If you wish to attend, please rsvp to nsrf@infrastructure.gov.au indicating your preferred session – a confirmation email will be sent confirming venue.

STATE LOCATION DATE TIME
QLD Brisbane 18/5/15 10.00am-11.00am
  Townsville 19/5/15 10.00am-11.00am
NSW Dubbo 26/5/15 2.00pm-3.00pm
  Sydney 27/5/15 2.00pm-3.00pm
  Coffs Harbour 28/5/15 10.00am-11.00am
VIC Melbourne 28/5/15 2.00pm-3.00pm
  Ararat 29/5/15 11.00am-12.00pm
  Wodonga 27/5/15 2.00pm-3.00pm
TAS Launceston 21/5/15 12.00pm-1.00pm
  Hobart 22/5/15 10.00am-11.00am
NT Darwin 20/5/15 9.30am-10.30am
WA Perth 25/5/15 2.30pm-3.30pm
  Albany 26/5/15 10.00am-11.00am
SA Adelaide 3/6/15 10.00am-11.00am
  Mt Gambier 1/6/15 10am-11.00am
  Port Augusta 2/6/15 12.00pm-1.00pm
ACT Canberra 15/5/15 11.00am-12.00pm

Presentation notes will be made available on the NSRF webpage after the sessions.

Further updates will be added to the  RDA ACT website and can also be viewed on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website.

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