The Australian Government is investing $220 million in the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) to help diversify regional economies, stimulate economic growth and deliver sustainable employment in ten pilot regions.
The Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Fiona Nash MP published the local investment plan for the Tropical North Queensland region on 19 May 2017.
Applications will open on 31 May 2017 and close on 31 July 2017.
Three streams of funding are available under the program:
- Grants are for local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure projects. These projects will capitalise on opportunities for growth, deliver long-term economic benefits to regional communities, and create jobs.
- Grants will enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment.
Skills and training
- Grants will provide funding to local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations. These projects will support training and upskilling of the regional workforce to meet regional priorities, take advantage of emerging opportunities and withstand major labour market changes.
Information about the program including information sessions, program fact sheets and program guidelines are available here: business.gov.au/RJIP
Information session will be held in:
Cairns: Monday 5th June, 9:30am to 11:00am Register
Port Douglas: Tuesday 6th June, 10:00am to 1:30am Register