Stream 2 provides funding for two different types of projects—Economic Infrastructure projects and Regional Infrastructure Planning projects.
Infrastructure Australia will source both Economic Infrastructure and Regional Infrastructure Planning projects. Infrastructure Australia will work in conjunction with state, territory and local governments, Commonwealth agencies, Regional Development Australia committees and the resources sector when sourcing Economic Infrastructure projects.
Further information on the sourcing of projects for funding from Stream 2 can be found in the Regional Infrastructure Fund Guidelines [PDF: 7361 KB] .
Economic Infrastructure Projects
Projects that are eligible for consideration for funding from Stream 2—Economic Infrastructure projects include rail, road, ports, airports, energy, communications, water and other critical infrastructure, as well as project development work. Funding of projects will be through the provision of financial assets, primarily capped funding contributions, but could also include other mechanisms such as fee for service, debt or equity.
Regional Infrastructure Planning Projects
There is $10 million allocated for Stream 2—Regional Infrastructure Planning projects and this funding is managed by the Department.
Four Regional Infrastructure Planning projects have recently been announced. The link for each project below provides more detailed information.
- The Hunter Economic Infrastructure Plan—$450,000 Australian Government commitment.
- North Queensland Resources Supply Chain—$1.66 million Australian Government commitment.
- Central Queensland Resources Supply Chain—$1.5 million Australian Government commitment.
- Regional Mining and Infrastructure Plans—$1.5 million Australian Government commitment.