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

Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program

The regional Precincts and Partnerships Program will provide a strategic, nationally consistent mechanism for funding and coordinating projects that transform a place, to benefit communities in regions, regional cities and rural Australia.

The program will also be the mechanism for delivering all future regional partnerships to help  regions move towards net-zero emissions, a decarbonised economy and sustained regional growth.

The program will invite proposals nationally from State, Territory and Local Governments, as well as not-for-profit organisations, to come together in genuine collaboration to apply for a Precinct Partnership.

In this context, precincts are ‘places with a purpose’ – defined geographic areas or community clusters – like shires, districts or regions – with initiatives shaped around a specific shared need or theme.

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

Additional information on the announcement can be found in the Minister's media release.

Information about the Growing Regions can also be found at Growing Regions Program.