Drought-affected communities targeted by Building Better Regions Rd 4

Applications have opened for this targeted round, close 19 Dec 2019

Drought-affected communities targeted by Building Better Regions Rd 4

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced the opening of Round Four of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).  

Round Four is aimed at supporting drought-affected regions by targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought. Applications will be ineligible if projects are not located in a drought-affected location, and if satisfactory evidence is not provided to support the applicants claims. We draw potential applicants attention to Section 2.1.2 of the BBRF Guidelines that list examples of what evidence can be provided to support claims that projects are located in a drought-affected region.

For instance, in Tasmania, the Glamorgan Spring Bay and Break O-day municipalities are included in the Federal Government Drought Communities Programme and the Tasmanian Government is providing drought assistanceto support Tasmanian agriculture. BBRF applications for projects in or impacting regions defined by the State or Federal Government as drought-affected may have a case for establishing their eligibility for this targeted round.

The BBRF application portal is now open and can be accessed at www.business.gov.au/bbrf. The Guidelines and other supporting material are also available here.  Please note the BBRF Map Tool shows very broad eligibility and does not (at the time of publishing) include a feature to show which locations are defined as drought-affected; providing this evidence is the responsibility of each applicant.