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Building our Regions

Building our Regions is a $375 million targeted regional infrastructure program for local government projects. The primary purpose of the Building our Regions program is to provide funding for critical infrastructure in regional areas of the state, while also supporting jobs, fostering economic development and improving the liveability of regional communities.

So far, Building our Regions has provided $150 million funding across 93 projects.

Current rounds

Round 3 opens for applications on Monday 30 January 2017 with $70 million available funding. This round is open to all regional councils eligible under the Regional Capital Fund, Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund, and Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund.

Shortlisted projects for the Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund supplementary round will be announced in January 2017.

Read more about the application process.

The funds

There are four focused infrastructure funds under the program. The three funds managed by the department include:

  1. Regional Capital Fund
  2. Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
  3. Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund.

These three funds have $225 million available over three financial years.

Round Financial year Amount
1 2015–16 $70 million
2 2016–17 $85 million
3 2017–18 $70 million

The fourth fund is the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS), managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The Building our Regions program provides a $150 million boost to this fund over five financial years. Information about TIDS is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au.

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

More information

For more information about the Building our Regions program:

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