Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream

The Round 5 Infrastructure Projects Stream for the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports projects which will provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.  

  • OPENS 12 January 2021 10am AEDT
  • CLOSES 5 March 2021 5pm AEDT
  • Grants are from $20,000 up to $10 million to cover 50% or more of eligible projects

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The $1.04 billion BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future.

For Round Five, there is a total of $200 million available, with $100 million dedicated to tourism-related infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. The Infrastructure Projects Stream only supports investment ready projects.

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your contribution requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.

Tourism Related Infrastructure project funding – key points

  • Round Five of the program incorporates $100 million towards tourism-related infrastructure projects
  • When applying, you will be asked to indicate your intention to seek funding for your project from the tourism-related infrastructure projects funding pool
  • You will be asked to demonstrate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on your region’s tourism industry (or the region that will benefit from your proposed project) and how your project will provide benefits to the tourism industry to assist in mitigating the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • You will be required to provide evidence to support your claims and must meet the eligibility requirements
  • You do not have to be a tourist organisation to apply for the tourism-related infrastructure funding.

Role of RDA Gold Coast

Should you wish to discuss your project, please contact the RDA Gold Coast Director of Regional Development, Estella Rodighiero on 0411 558 834 or  


Get the full details

Click below for full details on the BBRF Infrastructure Projects Stream.

Letter of Support

RDA Gold Coast will provide a letter of support for projects that will help grow a strong and confident Gold Coast economy, create local jobs or provide social benefits for the region.

Click below to submit a request for a letter of support, and we will be in contact to discuss your project.