Growing Regions Program

The Australian Government's Growing Regions Program provides grants of between $500,000 and $15 million to local government entities and not-for-profit organisations, for community and economic infrastructure projects across regional and rural Australia, including the Gold Coast

Stage One: Expression of Interest

Under Stage One, applicants will be required to submit Expressions of Interest which will be assessed to ensure projects meet eligibility requirements, project readiness and program suitability, and are aligned with regional priorities for the area.

If your Gold Coast organisation is interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with RDA Gold Coast for guidance on project suitability for our region and preparing your EOI. You can phone Director of Regional Development Estella Rodighiero on 0411 558 834 or send an email

EOIs for this round close 31 August 2023.

Stage Two: Full Application

Expressions of Interest that are assessed as meeting requirements and approved to proceed will be invited to submit a full application (Stage Two).

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Contact Us

RDA Gold Coast
Level 9, Seabank Building
12-14 Marine Parade, Southport Qld 4215
PO Box 3290, Southport BC QLD 4215

Estella Rodighiero
Director of Regional Development
M: 0411 558 834
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