Resources for Regions

The Resources for Regions program is sourced from Restart NSW, the NSW Government’s fund for infrastructure to support economic growth and productivity. Resources for Regions aims to support regional and rural NSW communities affected by mining by addressing infrastructure constraints.

These projects make a significant contribution to local communities. They include infrastructure across the health, water, road, education and tourism sectors, as well as investment in CBD renewals to increase the attractiveness of regional NSW as a place to live and do business.

A total of $198 million in funding has been provided for 28 projects under the program, to June 2016.

Current round of applications

In the 2015-16 Budget, an additional $32 million in funding was allocated to the Resources for Regions program. An expression of interest process was run for those looking to apply for funding for their projects under the program. Regional and rural communities affected by mining were encouraged to apply for funding by 7 April 2016.

Applications have now been shortlisted, following Infrastructure NSW’s review and assessment process. It is expected that successful projects will be announced by the end of 2016.

To find out more about the Recourses for Regions program, please visit the Department of Industry website here.

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Long term flood mitigation strategy released for Hawkesbury Nepean Valley

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