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Sydney projects receive $19 million in funding - National Stronger Regions Fund Round 3

10/October/2016
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Six Sydney projects receive funding from National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round 3

On 7 October 2016 the Australian Government announced 67 infrastructure projects to receive $126.5m under Round Three of NSRF. Six of the successful projects are from the Sydney Region:

1. Upgrade of Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre to a Regional Tourism Centre -  Blue Mountains City Council
Commonwealth funding: $699,985
Total project cost: $1,399,970

2. Multipurpose meeting rooms and archival area - Hurstville City Council
Commonwealth funding: $500,000
Total project cost: $1,700,000

3. Upgrade and Revitalisation of Penshurst Park - Hurstville City Council
Commonwealth funding: $1,000,000
Total project cost: $12,000,000

4. Construction of new Ronald McDonald House Westmead - Ronald McDonald House Westmead
Commonwealth funding: $6,000,000
Total project cost: $31,000,000

5. Build Centre for Rural Child Health and Learning - Royal Far West
Commonwealth funding: $10,000,000
Total project cost: $35,095,538

6. New Community Culture Centre in St George -  Shopfront Theatre for Young People Coop Ltd
Commonwealth funding: $558,101
Total project cost: $1,116,202

Click here to see details of all successful projects and programme status

The Australian Government announced that there will be no further funding rounds under this programme.

During the 2016 Federal election, the Government announced the new Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), to support infrastructure and community initiatives in areas outside of major cities.

The new fund will assess projects in three categories depending on the size of the project.  This will mean applications for smaller grants will not be competing with large projects for funding.  Guidelines for the BBRF are currently being developed.  Interested parties are encouraged to monitor the Department's website for future announcements regarding the new fund.
 
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