The Australian Government's approach to regional development is to work in partnership with communities, government and the private sector to foster the development of self-reliant communities and regions.
RDAF is a national program to support Australia's regions and enhance the economic development and liveability of their communities.
The Community Infrastructure Grants program delivers on the government's funding commitments to Regional Australia. The program will fund the construction and upgrade of local sport, recreation and community infrastructure identified by communities as priority investments for their regions.
The Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program was announced by the former Prime Minister at the Australian Council of Local Government inaugural meeting on 18 November 2008 as part of the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan. Since its inception, the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program has made more than $1 billion available to local government authorities to build and modernise community infrastructure.
National Bike Path Projects are part of the Jobs Fund—a $650 million Australian Government initiative to support and create jobs and increase skills through innovative projects that build community infrastructure and increase social capital in local communities across the country.
Better Regions provides funding for community infrastructure to enhance the liveabilty of regions. Further information is available on the Better Regions page.
The Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants (RRRDG) program funds research into issues affecting Australia's regions and helps communicate this research to national and regional decision makers.
The Regional Partnership program has now closed for new projects.
Addresses and contact numbers of all the Department's Regional Offices.