Building our Regions
The $200 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. Applications for Round 2 have now closed and councils can expect to be advised of the outcomes of their expressions of interest mid-year. Read more about the application process.
Funding of $200 million is available for the program over two financial years – Round 1 2015-16 and Round 2 2016-17 (i.e. $100 million per year). There are four focused infrastructure funds under the program.
The three funds which are managed by the department include:
- Regional Capital Fund ($70 million over two years)
- Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund ($55 million over two years)
- Remote and Indigenous Communities Infrastructure Fund ($15 million over two years).
The fourth fund is the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS), which includes an additional $60 million in funding over two years. TIDS will continue to be managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and 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:
- Building our Regions: Round 2 Fund Areas ( 1.83 MB)
- Building our Regions: Round 1 Fund Areas ( 1.64 MB)
- Building our Regions: Round 1 Projects ( 1.45 MB)
For more information about the Building our Regions program: