Thriving Suburbs Program

A Forecast Funding Opportunity has been published for the Thriving Suburbs Program. The Forecast Funding Opportunity provides program information and will assist potential applicants to start developing their projects ahead of the program’s upcoming opening. Further information on the program, including the application process and forms, will be provided when the program opens.

Minister King’s media release can be found at Investing in our cities and suburbs.

The Australian Government has committed $200 million over two years, commencing in 2024-25, for the Thriving Suburbs Program to deliver investment in locally-driven urban, suburban and peri-urban community infrastructure projects.

The program provides funding of between $500,000 and $15 million to local government entities and incorporated not-for-profit organisations for capital works projects that enhances liveability and prosperity in urban, suburban and peri-urban communities across Australia.

The program is open competitive with funding awarded on a merit basis.

There will be a two-stage application process. Under Stage one, applicants will be required to submit an Expression of Interest which will be assessed to ensure projects meet eligibility requirements, project readiness and program suitability, and are aligned with government priorities.

Expressions of Interest that are assessed as meeting requirements and recommended to proceed will be invited to Stage two to submit a full application.

Important information: the Forecast Funding Opportunity is subject to revision, withdrawal or cancellation. Information in forecasted opportunities is provided for planning purposes only. It does not represent a commitment by the Australian Government, is not the approved guidelines and does not provide confirmation that the program is open. Applications cannot be submitted at this time.

Please continue to monitor this page for updates on this Forecast Funding Opportunity and the program guidelines.

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