Regional Growth Fund

About the Program

The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions, including those undergoing structural adjustment.

Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages. Stage One required the submission of an Initial Application for competitive assessment. Stage Two is for the submission of a Full Business Case.

Initial Applications closed on 27 April 2018.

Individual grants will be published on the Australian Government’s grants information system GrantsConnect at and on this webpage.

The following grants have been awarded to date:

Applicant Organisation Project Name Project Location State Grant Amount
Eurobodalla Shire Council Construction of Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Precinct, Mackay Park Batemans Bay New South Wales $25,000,000
Norco Co-operative Limited Upgrade and Expansion of Norco Co-operative Ice Cream Business Unit South Lismore New South Wales $14,961,625
Coffs Harbour City Council Construction of the Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park Coffs Harbour New South Wales $10,000,000
Northern Territory of Australia Construction of Katherine Flood Mitigation and Headworks Project Katherine Northern Territory $11,000,000
BBD Brewery Construction of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Super Brewery Bundaberg Queensland $19,000,000
Honeycombes Property Group Construction of Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct Townsville Queensland $15,000,000
Rhinemetall Nioa Munitions Pty Ltd Construction of Projectile Forging Plant Maryborough Queensland $28,500,000
Rockhampton Regional Council Construction of South Rockhampton Flood Levee Port Curtis Queensland $25,000,000
City of Mount Gambier Construction of Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre Mount Gambier South Australia $15,000,000
Simplot Australia Upgrade of potato processing facility Ulverstone Tasmania $12,000,000
Swan Hill Rural City Council Construction of Foreshore Redevelopment and Upgrade of Public Use Areas in Northern Victoria Multiple Locations Victoria and

New South Wales
Yarra Ranges Shire Council Construction of Rivers and Ridges Yarra Ranges Trail Yarra Ranges Victoria $10,000,000
City of Swan Construction of the Stock Road Extension Bullsbrook Western Australia $14,794,267
Shire of Murray Construction of Peel Business Park and Agri-Innovation Precinct Nambeelup Western Australia $21,750,000
City of Busselton Construction of the Busselton Entertainment Arts and Culture Hub (BEACH) Busselton Western Australia $10,350,000
Busselton Jetty Incorporated Construction of Australian Underwater Discovery Centre Busselton Western Australia $13,000,000
Mackay Cricket Association Inc. Construction of Harrup Park Country Club Sporting Facilities South Mackay Queensland $10,022,500

Any enquiries should be directed to the RGF HelpDesk at

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