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The Regional Capital Fund is open to local governments of provincial cities and surrounding rural areas.


Local government eligibility has been determined on geographical grounds using the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Remoteness Structure, which divides each state and territory into several regional categories, providing a measure of remoteness for each local government area.


Local governments eligible for funding under the Regional Capital Fund are those categorised by the ABS as predominately 'Inner Regional' and/or 'Outer Regional'. These include:


Regional Capital Fund
Eligible local governments
BundabergGladstoneMackaySouthern Downs
BurdekinGoondiwindiMareebaTablelands
CairnsGympieRockhamptonToowoomba
Cassowary CoastHinchinbrookScenic RimTownsville
DouglasLivingstoneSomerset 
Fraser CoastLockyer ValleySouth Burnett 

Use the interactive web map to view project locations across Queensland. Alternatively, refer to the maps below:

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Project Round
Bromelton State Development Area Stage 1 Trunk Watermain
A reticulated water main from the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to Stage 1 of the Bromelton State Development Area (SDA) is providing the critical infrastructure needed to grow jobs and investment.
1
Bundaberg Region Multi-use Sports and Community Centre
Residents of Bundaberg and surrounds will have no excuses not to get fit and have fun when the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) offers a wide range of activities, youth programs, school-age care and gym/fitness options at the purpose-built centre.
1
Collins Avenue Bridge Renewal
Replacing the ageing Collins Avenue Bridge will improve flood mitigation, provide safer access for cyclists and pedestrians, and offer better conditions for drivers—particularly those of heavy vehicles—in this critical upgrade to the Edge Hill, Captain Cook Highway and Cairns Airport connection.
1
Enabling Aged Care in Mossman Far North Queensland
The groundwork is being put in place for the much-needed aged-care facilities in Mossman with the delivery of enabling infrastructure.
1
Kuranda Suburban Water Security Project
Two new water reservoirs will cater for Kuranda's expected population and tourism growth and boost the town's fire-fighting capacity.
1
Mackay Regional Sewage Pump Station Resilience Upgrades
Upgrades to sewage pump stations at 40 sites across the Mackay region will boost the network's resilience and reliability, and improve services and access during emergencies.
1
Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Mareeba's projected population growth is being catered for with upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant that will also deliver environmental benefits for the receiving waters of Two Mile Creek.
1
Miriam Vale Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
The delivery of a new water treatment plant will mean the community has a safe and reliable supply of drinking and washing water free of discolouration from iron and manganese, and toxins associated with blue-green algae.
1
Mission Beach Aquatic Facility
The year-round fun sporting and recreational facility in MARCS Park will give residents and tourists not only an alternative to venturing into the stinger-infested ocean in summer, but also a place to gather for social events.
1
Mount Morgan Sewerage Extension Project
Another 88 properties, including 11 north of the Dee River that have non-compliant wastewater systems, will be connected to reticulated sewerage, ending public health issues, saving council time and money in dealing with overflows, and bringing the number of connected properties to 450.
1
Port Douglas Water Supply Reservoir
A new reservoir and water mains will alleviate issues—including low pressure, insufficient storage and deteriorating pipes—and ensure adequate supplies during the dry season and peak tourism times.
1
Ravenshoe Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Replacing the treatment plant built in the 1960s will increase capacity to cater for growth and improve the quality of effluent discharged into North Cedar Creek, improving the water supply for residents downstream.
1
Smithfield Street Revitalisation Project
Gympie's town centre is being transformed into a pedestrian-friendly "Eat Street", with shaded areas and funky lighting, to secure its future as an attractive and desirable place to live, work, play and visit.
1
Stage 1A, Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant
Residential, commercial and industrial development will be unlocked when Bundaberg and the Coral Coast's wastewater capacity is boosted with a new treatment plant and supporting infrastructure.
1
Steger Road Infrastructure Enabling Project - Toowoomba Enterprise Hub
Constructing a two-lane asphalt road, with provision for trunk infrastructure, between a planned intermodal inland port and the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub will position the region as a national leader in transport and logistics and support thousands of jobs.
1
Gladstone A01 Sewer Upgrade – Chapple Street
Upgrades to an ageing sewage pump station in Gladstone will renew and extend the life of the facility, as well as satisfying current best practice environmental standards.
2
Kirkwood Reservoir – Gladstone
The new reservoir at the fast-growing area of Kirkwood will meet current and future water supply demands, as well as providing supplementary water storage and greater firefighting capacity for the Gladstone area.
2
Bundaberg Sports and Community Centre – Stage 2
Major sporting competitions, community events and business conferences will be attracted to the Bundaberg region by the new facilities made available in Stage 2 of the sports and community centre, bringing economic benefits from increased tourism and expenditure.
2
Howard Sewerage Project
A new pond sewerage treatment plant and associated infrastructure in Howard will service a larger commercial area and development of an aged care facility, also complementing the existing wastewater treatment system that is operating at full capacity.
2
Maryborough Portside Cultural Precinct – Stage 3
This restoration and adaptive reuse of Maryborough's historic Portside precinct will complete the development of the creative hub, providing an integrated cultural tourism experience.
2
Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure
Necessary water and sewerage trunk infrastructure at Nikenbah will enable development of proposed commercial and educational facilities as well as the Fraser Coast sports precinct.
2
Herberton Water Supply Upgrade
A new reservoir, trunk water main and pipelines will improve capacity and distribution of Herberton's water supply.
2
Tate River Crossing Upgrade
Upgrades to the Tate River causeway will build flood resilience and deliver improved safety and accessibility during the wet season for the local community that relies on it.
2
Burdekin Sewerage Switchboard Upgrade
Burdekin will benefit from a more cost efficient, effective and integrated sewerage network when switchboards are upgraded and centrally controlled.
2
Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation
Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation will provide amenities and tourism facilities, making it a drawcard that reinvigorates the local economy.
2
First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve
Improvements at the First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve will reinforce its place as the only state competition quality mountain bike facility in Central Queensland.
2
Hinchinbrook Shared Footpath Project
The safety of Ingham's pedestrians and cyclists, including the ageing community will be improved with better accessibility and connectivity through shared reinforced concrete footpaths throughout the township.
2
Mackay Showgrounds Redevelopment
A new equestrian precinct, grandstand seating and commercial kitchens will expand the community and commercial uses of the existing Mackay Showgrounds.
2
Rockhampton CBD Smart Technologies and Working Hub
Rockhampton will be embracing the digital economy by creating a smart technologies and working hub, attracting people to the riverbank and CBD day and night.
2
Townsville Southern Suburbs Sewerage Main
Townsville's southern suburbs will gain a new sewerage main to alleviate increasing pressure on the network and allow for residential growth.
2
Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade
An upgrade to the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant will meet the needs of future growth in the area, as well as supporting the Queensland Government's Reef 2050 Plan by delivering water quality outcomes and enhanced recycling.
2
Pittsworth Industrial Precinct Enabling Project
New road and sewerage infrastructure at Pittsworth Industrial Precinct will open up industrial land for industries servicing agriculture and the wider region.
2
Toowoomba Enterprise Hub Stimulus Project
The northern precinct of Toowoomba Enterprise Hub will gain an integrated transport, stormwater and utilities corridor, providing industrial land that will support the region's strong economic growth from resources and major projects.
2
Toowoomba Railway Goods Shed Repair
Repair and refurbishment of the historic Toowoomba Railway Good Shed will create a commercial and cultural focal point for the community—a place for markets, functions and events, and cultural activities such as artists in residence.
2

View Building our Regions–funded projects on the interactive map.