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

Communities in drought affected regions can take advantage of round four 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.

Barker has already benefited from previous rounds of the BBRF with over $12 million invested through more than 40 local projects. These projects are driving economic growth in and delivering lasting benefits to our local communities.

Communities across the country are suffering from the effects of this prolonged dry-spell and this extra funding will help get local projects and infrastructure work under way to strengthen regional economies, keep tradies in work and money generating through local stores.

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.

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

Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at