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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 page.

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 page.

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 RDAF webpage.

Jobs Fund—National Bike Path Projects

Funded from 2009–2010 to 2011–2012

The $650 million Jobs Fund was part of the Australian Government's Jobs and Training Compact. The Australian Government allocated $40 million over one year to the construction of bike paths under the Local Jobs stream of the Jobs Fund.

All projects have now been acquitted. 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 Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme webpage.

Better Regions Programme

Funded from 2008–2009 to 2011–2012

During the 2007 election campaign the Australian Government made commitments of $176 million to fund projects that had been identified by local communities across Regional Australia as priority investments for their region.

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

Regional Partnerships Programme

Funded from: 2004–2005 to 2010–2011

The Regional Partnership program was launched in July 2003 with the objective to assist regions to manage their own future. The programme invested in projects that strengthened growth and opportunities, improved access to services and assisted with structural adjustment in communities.

More than 1500 projects received funding under the programme. All projects have now been acquitted.

For further enquiries on either the programmes or specific projects identified above please contact regional@infrastructure.gov.au

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Last Updated: 14 March, 2014