The Australian Government is progressively announcing funding for successful projects in all states and territories under the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) Round Two.
Federal Minister for Local Government, Simon Crean this week announced that 15 projects in New South Wales will receive $66.6 million, with 13 of the 15 projects funded being local government projects. Sporting precincts, community hubs, art galleries, freight and transport interchanges, and a regional airport upgrade are just some of the shovel-ready projects being supported.
Minister Crean also confirmed that seven local government projects in Queensland will receive RDAF funding, with the Australian Government investing $30.2 million in seven local government projects with a total value of more than $129 million.
Successful projects in New South Wales and Queensland include:
- $14.5 million for the Wagga Wagga City Council for the $57.39 million Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub;
- $7 million to the Lake Macquarie City Council for the $50 million Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange Stage 1;
- $5 million to the Wollongong City Council for the $14.92 million Crown Street Mall Refurbishment;
- $5 million to the Tweed Shire Council for the $42 million Arkinstall Park Regional Sports Centre;
- $4.9 million to the Orange City Council for the $13.91 million Orange Airport expansion;
- $4.7 million to the Bombala Shire Council for the $9.47 million Bombala Timber Precinct Infrastructure Project;
- $4.3 million to the Ballina Shire Council for the $8.5 million Ballina Biochar and Waste-to-Energy project;
- $3.5 million to the Albury City Council for the $10.5 million Albury Regional Art Gallery redevelopment;
- $3.5 million to the Dubbo City Council for the $5.3 million Barden Park Regional Centre for Excellence for Athletics;
- $3 million to the Bathurst Regional Council for the $6.07 million Mount Panorama Infrastructure Project;
- $3 million to the Broken Hill City Council for the $8.12 million Broken Hill Heavy Vehicle Bypass Road;
- $2.7 million to the Muswellbrook Shire Council for the $5.71 million Affordable Student Accommodation in the Upper Hunter Project; and
- $2.5 million to the Gosford City Council towards the $5.18 million Narara Valley Sporting Precinct.
- $7.78 million to the Moreton Bay Regional Council towards the $44.89 million The Corso at the Lakes Construction;
- $5 million to the Torres Strait Island Regional Council towards the $24 million Torres Strait Coastal Protection Works;
- $5 million to the Ipswich City Council towards the $15 million Robelle Domain (Stage 2) Parkland Development;
- $4.99 million to the Central Highlands Regional Council towards the $9.98 million Emerald Airport Apron Extension;
- $4.99 million to the Mackay Regional Council towards the $29.10 million Mackay Regional Events Centre;
- $2 million to Toowoomba Regional Council towards the $5.5 million Toowoomba Regional Arts and Community Centre; and
- $500,000 to the Somerset Regional Council towards the $1 million Kilcoy Showground Facility Development.
Successful projects in all states and territories will be announced during the next month. Each of the projects will build important infrastructure that will serve the community and local regions now and into the future.
A full list of projects funded under Round Two or RDAF can be found at www.regional.gov.au