The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, has announced that Initial Applications to the $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund are now open.

The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more of matched funding for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.

All Northern Rivers local government areas are eligible to apply.

Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages. Stage One requires submission of an Initial Application for competitive assessment. Stage Two is for the submission of a Full Business Case. Only successful applications to the Initial Application will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.

Initial Applications are now open and will close on 27 April 2018.

Further details of the Regional Growth Fund can be found on the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities website.