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Round 3

Round 3 is open for expressions of interest between Monday 30 January and Friday 24 February 2017 with $70 million available. 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.

This round will include support to local councils from the Local Government Association of Queensland and regional offices to develop their submissions.

Councils should submit expressions of interest for Round 3 via the online portal. The Round 3 program guidelines (PDF icon 224 KB) contain further details about the application process. Applicants should also review:

View the Round 3 checklist below to ensure all the necessary information is included in the expressions of interest.

View the checklist presentation separately.

Process for expressions of interest

Key dates for Round 3

Expressions of interest open Monday 30 January 2017
Expressions of interest close Friday 24 February 2017
Councils advised of shortlisted projects March 2017
Detailed applications open To be advised
Detailed applications close To be advised
Successful projects announced Mid 2017

Round 2 supplementary round

The supplementary round for councils eligible under the Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund is currently underway with 22 shortlisted projects (PDF icon 72 KB). Councils with shortlisted projects are invited to submit detailed applications for their projects from Monday 23 January to Friday 3 March 2017.

The supplementary round program guidelines (PDF icon 687 KB) contain further details about the application process. Applicants should also review:

Councils will be sent a manual application form to complete. If you have not received the form, please contact the program team on 07 3452 7377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Councils are required to provide a number of other documents as part of the detailed application. Templates for these are below:

Process for detailed applications

Key dates for supplementary round for RICF

EOI stage opens Monday 17 October 2016
EOI stage closes Friday 18 November 2016
Councils advised of shortlisted projects January 2017
Detailed application stage opens Monday 23 January 2017
Detailed application stage closes Friday 3 March 2017
Successful projects announced Mid 2017

Please note: this is an expected timeline for each stage. The department will advise if any of these proposed timeframes change.

If you have any questions, please contact the program team on 07 3452 7377 or 13 QGOV (13 74 68).