Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Closed Regional Programmes

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.

Regional Projects Programme

Funded from: 2011–2012

Funding totaling $15.172 million was allocated to 15 projects under the Regional Projects Programme and all payments were made in June 2012. A value for money assessment was conducted by the Department on each of the identified projects before a Funding Agreement was executed.

A list of projects can be found on the grants reporting webpage.

Regional Development Initiative Programme

Funded from: 2011–2012

Funding totaling $14.613 million was allocated to seven projects under the Regional Development Initiative Programme and all payments were made in June 2012. A value for money assessment was conducted by the Department on each of the identified projects before a Funding Agreement was executed.

A list of projects can be found on the grants reporting webpage.

Regional Development Australia Fund

Funded from 2011–12 to 2016–2017

The Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) was first announced in 2011 and was set up to support the infrastructure needs and economic growth of Australia's regions. The programme funded capital infrastructure projects identified as priorities by local communities. The Programme was undertaken in four funding rounds.

A list of projects can be found on the grants reporting webpage.

Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme

Funded from 2008–2012

In 2008–2009 the Australian Government established the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme (RLCIP) to assist councils to build and modernise community facilities, including town halls, libraries, community centers, sports grounds and environmental infrastructure. There were three funding rounds under this programme.

A list of projects can be found on the grants reporting webpage.

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Last Updated: 23 February, 2015