Round Three of $1bn National Stronger Regions Fund now open

THE Australian Government has announced that applications are now being accepted under Round Three of the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund for funding priority infrastructure projects in disadvantaged regional communities.

In a statement last week, Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Warren Truss said Round Three is open to submissions from local governments and not-for-profits until 15 March 2016.

Capella, Queensland
Above: Capella, Queensland / by Boobook48.

"As in previous rounds, I encourage applicants to put forward projects that demonstrate strong economic outcomes and address identified disadvantage, to give themselves the best opportunity for success," Mr Truss said.

Across the first two rounds, the Australian Government approved $505 million to fund 162 projects across the nation.

More information on the National Stronger Regions Fund is available fromĀ Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website at <http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf/>.

Photo: 'Capella' / Boobook48 / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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