BBRF Round 3

Grant offers for Building Better Regions Fund announced

BBRF Round 3

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development has announced the projects to be funded under Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

A total of 166 projects to the value of $197.4 million have been approved for funding under the Infrastructure Projects Stream.

A total of 164 projects to the value of $6.9 million have been approved for funding under the Community Investments Stream.

Round Three was highly competitive with 915 applications received under both streams. A list of the successful projects is available at

15 grant offers have been made to Tasmania, congratulations to those applicants.  Any applicant who was unsuccessful should contact the staff at RDA Tasmania to discuss alternative funding opportunities.

Tasmanian funding offers:

Bridport Innovations will receive $19,500 to expand the Tassie Scallop Fiesta to include fringe activities with a particular focus on families and young people.

Cradle Coast Authority’s grant of $17,500 will expand The Coasters network to King Island to connect and support young professionals.

The Derwent Catchment Project will receive $19,200 to hold a series of collaborative workshops about sustainable tourism and agricultural growth in the Derwent Valley.

Derwent Valley Council will receive $123,650 towards improving Westerway Hall, a $247,300 project.

Door of Hope in Launceston will receive $275,000 towards a $550,000 project for a ‘Multi-purpose space’ to support disability services, youth activities and to extend the Launceston Conference Centre‘s capacity to host events of up to 1,000 people.

Dorset Council will construct a mountain bike trail linking Branxholm to Derby, with a grant of $200,000 towards the $400,000 project.

The Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails will add 35km of world class trails and begin work on Stage 3 with Kentish Council’s grant of $850,000 towards the $1,700,000 project.

King Island Club will receive $61,875 for the $82,500 project to improve and replace their roof, ensuring the survival of this community hub.

Kingborough Council will replace the Lunawanna Public Toilet Facility on Bruny Island with $70,000 towards the $143,910 project.

Live Well Tasmania’s grant of $19,635 is to work with the Wynyard Community Hub to develop a strategic plan and host ten business breakfasts.

Northern Midlands Council will receive $97,800 through both the Community and Infrastructure streams ($17,800 & $80,000) for a $195,600 project to construct wayfinding sculptures and create scripted performances for REASSIGN, a tourism experience to tell the story of Tasmania’s assigned convicts.

Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania will receive $96,685 towards the $193,370 project to create ‘Onsite Accommodation for Volunteers, Community and Education Groups.’

Tourism Northern Tasmania will receive $11,300 towards the delivery of an I-LEAD Professional Leadership Program for small tourism businesses.

Waratah-Wynyard Council will receive $3,206,006 for the $7,112,806 ‘Gone Nuts for Wynyard Waterfront’ project.