The Australian Government’s $400 million regional Precincts and Partnerships Program (rPPP) is now open for applications.
The rPPP seeks to support transformative investment in regional, rural and remote Australia based on the principles of unifying regional places, growing economies and serving communities. Unlike traditional grant programs, the rPPP will focus on a partnership approach, bringing together governments and communities to deliver regional precincts that are tailored to local needs and have a shared vision for how that precinct connects to the region.
The rPPP is an always open grants process that will provide funding through two grant streams to support both precinct development proposals and the delivery of construction-ready precinct projects.
- Stream One: Precinct development and planning. Grants of between $500,000 to $5 million will be available for master planning, consultation, design, business cases and partnership establishment.
- Stream Two: Precinct delivery. Grants of between $5 million and $50 million will be available to help deliver one or more elements of a precinct. It could be enabling infrastructure (roads, pathways, underground infrastructure), public infrastructure, or open spaces between elements or a particular building that activates other investment.
The program is focused on collaboration to re-develop regional towns and spaces, precinct examples include:
- the Upper Hunter Innovation Precinct in Muswellbrook will provide enhanced education and commercial activity for the community, and an innovation hub designed to facilitate flexible working spaces for start-up business and products.
- The University of Tasmania Inveresk campus redevelopment, which aims to create a university city, with easy pedestrian, bike and public transport access, high visibility and integration with community and industry. The redevelopment is part of a shared precinct which involves the three levels of government working in partnership with the University of Tasmania, and in collaboration with the city of Launceston, community and industry, helping build and support the region into the future.
The urban Precincts and Partnership Program (uPPP) announced by the Australian Government as part of the 2023-24 Budget is currently in the design phase. The uPPP will be available to applicants who are not in the statistical boundary for the rPPP. Together, these two programs will work to deliver precincts across the nation.
The department facilitated a webinar about the program and its application process on Tuesday 19 September 2023.
You can view the webinar recording, transcript and answers to queries posed to the department during the Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program (rPPP) webinar below. If you asked a specific question that you do not believe has been addressed, please send your query to email@example.com.
- rPPP Factsheet PDF: 125 KB
- Grant Opportunity Guidelines
- Regional Precincts and Partnership Program Minister’s media release
- Program eligibility mapping tool
- Frequently Asked QuestionsDocument
- Access to Business Grants Hub:
- Guidelines and program information are also available on GrantConnect