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Building our Regions

The $375 million Building our Regions Regional Infrastructure Fund (Building our Regions) is a targeted 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.

The program forms a key element of the Queensland Government's overarching economic strategy - Working Queensland.

So far, one round of Building our Regions funding has been allocated across 42 projects. View the list of successful projects under Round 1.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) for Round 2 funding have been assessed with 63 shortlisted projects (PDF icon 89 KB) announced. Councils with shortlisted projects now have until 5pm, Friday 19 August 2016 to submit detailed applications for their projects. Projects will then be assessed and funding recipients under Round 2 will be announced in late 2016 Read more about the application process.

Additional funding for Round 3 was announced in the 2016–17 State Budget.

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 Infrastructure 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, which will provide an additional $150 million 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.