Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program

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. The rPPP focuses 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 funding opportunity supporting both precinct development proposals and the delivery of construction-ready precinct projects.

  • Stream One: Precinct development and planning
    • Project funding of between $500,000 to $5 million will be available for master planning, consultation, design, business cases and partnership establishment.
  • Stream Two: Precinct delivery 
    • Project funding of $5 million to $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 proposed project must be in a regional, rural or remote location, delineated as entirely outside the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA). Use the mapping tool below to determine eligibility of your project location.

The urban Precincts and Partnership Program (uPPP) will be available to applicants who are not in the statistical boundary for the rPPP.

Announced projects

On 16 May 2024, the Hon Catherine King MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government announced $35.17 million in funding for six projects.

Assessment of further applications is underway in line with the process detailed within the published Guidelines.


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

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