BBRF infrastructure projects announced

Successful Infrastructure Projects from Round One have been announced, Community Investment stream to be announced later this year

Congratulations to the successful Tasmanian applicants for Round 1 of the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects stream. A second round of Building Better Regions Funding will be open later this year.

Brighton Council’s Bridgewater Parkland: Construction of parkland in Bridgewater including playground equipment, public toilets, BBQ facilities, outdoor furniture and associated infrastructure ($430,000 grant).

Flinders Council’s Flinders and Cape Barren Islands Telecomms Transformation Project: Upgrade to the ageing radio network between its Islands and mainland Tasmania by installing a state of the art, multi-bearer high capacity microwave IP radio link ($7,879,960 grant).

King Island Council’s King Island Airport Airfreight Precinct Development: Development of a freight precinct comprised of landside freight loading area, a freight building which includes charge points for operator’s forklifts, dedicated airfreight apron, sealed taxiway and connectors and powered pad for landside aircraft refuelling facility ($223,603 grant).

Kingborough Council’s Kingston Park Community Hub: Construction of a multipurpose hall, meeting rooms, reception/office, public toilet, flexible workspace, café and covered town square, and adjacent landscaping ($2,800,000 grant).

A total of 110 projects to the value of $219.5 million have been approved for funding under the Infrastructure Projects stream.    

Round One of the Infrastructure Projects stream was heavily oversubscribed with 545 applications received. A list of the all successful projects is available at www.business.gov.au/bbrf.

Applications under Round One of the Community Investments stream are still under assessment with funding outcomes expected to be announced shortly.