Australian Government guidance on the Optus data breach and the Medibank Private Limited and AHM cyber incident.

Growing Regions Program

The Australian Government has committed to establish the new Growing Regions Program to deliver investment in regional infrastructure and community projects.

This will help drive regional economic prosperity by providing access to funding for capital works for community and economic infrastructure across our rural and regional areas.

The program will be open and competitive with grants awarded on a merit basis. Administered funding for the program will be provided over three years. The program will be open to local government entities and not-for-profit organisations. The program will exclude private enterprise and for-profit entities.

Information on program guidelines, eligibility criteria and the application process will be provided in due course.