The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund is now open for applications.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin urged communities in the region to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all sizes off the ground.

“Our Government is here for our regional and rural communities, particularly those communities who are doing it tough through drought and we will be here to support them for as long as it takes through a suite of initiatives such as the BBRF,” Mr Pasin said.

“The BBRF is a central plank of our commitment to supporting stronger regions, supporting local jobs by investing in ‘shovel-ready’ projects across regional Australia to ensure communities thrive and survive,”

“The first three rounds of BBRF were highly competitive with more than 2,600 applications received and 832 projects funded, totalling just over $643 million,” Mr Pasin said.

Applications open on 14 November 2019 and close on 19 December 2019.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at

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