RDA Fund – Guidelines for rounds 3 & 4 now available

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast has a key role to play in shaping infrastructure investment to meet regional needs during Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).
The Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Simon Crean MP, announced the funding rounds this week, inviting applicants to submit Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for projects that will support local economies, build dynamic communities and enhance liveability across the country.Round Three is worth $50 million and will provide grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 for projects located in towns with a population of 30,000 or less.

Round Four will allocate $175 million through grants of between $500,000 and $15 million for priority regional infrastructure projects that also leverage funding from state and local governments and the private sector.

As with RDAF Round Two, RDA committees will review EOIs from all potential applicants and select five priority projects for Round Three and three priority projects for Round Four to progress to full application.

The RDAF is worth almost $1 billion over five years and is designed to boost economic and community development as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to regional Australia. Through Rounds One and Two, $350 million has already been invested in 81 projects across regional Australia.

More information, including the Rounds Three and Four Guidelines, can be found at https://www.rdasunshinecoast.org.au/rda-fund/

Applicants can direct questions relating to the application and assessment process to rdaf@regional.gov.au.  


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