Regional Tasmania Jobs and Investment Package

Applications open from Thursday 10 August 2017 to Thursday 19 October 2017. The Regional Jobs and Investment Package for the Regional Tasmania region is a $25 million investment by the Australian Government to help diversify the regional economy, stimulate economic growth and deliver sustainable employment in the region.

Overview

The Regional Tasmania region includes all Tasmanian Local Government Areas except for Brighton City Council, Clarence City Council, Glenorchy City Council, Hobart City Council and Kingborough Council.

The program’s intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs by investing in projects that will:

  • diversify regional economies
  • stimulate long term growth
  • deliver sustainable employment
  • enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.

Local priorities and growth industries that will drive economic growth and create jobs in the Regional Tasmania region are identified through a Local Investment Plan.  Funding under the programme will reflect the investment sectors and strategic priorities set out in the plan.

The investment sectors are:

  • Antarctic & Southern Ocean
  • Community Sector
  • Cultural & Creative Industries
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Food and Agri-business
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Visitor Economy

Funding and Support Available

The funding available to the Regional Tasmania region is $25 million over the three grant funding streams. The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage).

Local infrastructure grants

These grants are for local governing bodies and not-for-profit organisations to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure. These projects will capitalise on opportunities for growth, deliver long-term economic benefits to regional communities and create jobs.

  • The minimum grant amount is $50,000
  • The maximum grant amount is the limit of grant funding for the region

Business innovation grants

These grants will enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment.

  • The minimum grant amount is $50,000
  • The maximum grant amount is the limit of grant funding for the region

Skills and training grants

These grants will provide funding to local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations. These projects will support training and upskilling of the regional workforce to meet regional priorities, take advantage of emerging opportunities and withstand major labour market changes.

  • There is no minimum grant amount
  • The maximum grant amount is the limit of grant funding for the region

Applications

Visit the programme website for more information and to begin applying https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Regional-Jobs-and-Investment-Packages/Regional-Tasmania