The National Stronger Regions Fund ran from 2014 – 2016.
RDA FNQ&TS facilitated and supported successful applicants from the region to secure $35.6M from the three grant rounds of the NSRF. A summary of successful projects is provided below.
Please note that in Round 3 the FNQ&TS region received 60% of the total investment in Queensland.
|Applicant Organisation||Project Name||Project Description||Project Location||NSRF Funding||Total Project Cost|
|Round 1||Mareeba Shire Council||Upgrade of Wastewater Treatment Plan||The project will upgrade the wastewater treatment plant in Mareeba to increase its capacity and to meet environmental regulatory standards||Mareeba||$6.0M||$15.05M|
|Round 2||Cassowary Coast Regional Council||Mission Beach Aquatic Facility||The project will complete a sport, recreation & art hub by providing a 25m lap pool, a Rainforest themed leisure pool, a hydrotherapy pool & the associated administration, amenity & catering facilities.||Mission Beach||$3.49M||$7.02M|
|Mareeba Shire Council||Mareeba Airport Upgrade Project||An upgraded Mareeba Airport will provide an alternative to Cairns Airport for activities like pilot training, maintenance and some general aviation, almost certainly delaying the need for a costly new runway in Cairns.||Mareeba||$5.0M||$18.0M|
|Tablelands Regional Council||Upgrade water Supply Scheme at Millstream||Augment and upgrade the Millstream Water Supply Scheme to improve the quality and supply of water for the community.||Millstream||$1.0M||$2.0M|
|Round 3||Cairns Regional Council||CPAC – Cairns Performing Arts Centre||By early 2018, Cairns will have a new, purpose-built performance theatre on the fringe of the CBD. The CPAC will provide for the cultural and community life of the city for the next 50 years.||Cairns City||$10.0M||$66.5M|
|Rotary Club of Atherton Inc||Rocky Creek WW2 Igloo Restoration Project||Restoration and opening to the public of the Rocky Creek Igloo, a heritage listed building originally used as an entertainments complex attached to the WW2 Military Hospital just north of Atherton, Queensland. It will preserve and showcase important regional history as well as establishing a new tourism asset for the Tablelands. It will also be for the benefit of the local community as a venue for meetings and exhibitions and it will raise revenue for its sustainable on-going maintenance.||Tolga||$90,200||$185,674|
|Etheridge Shire Council||Construction of the Charleston Dam Facility||The outcome of this project is to construct a Roller Compacted Dam to supply 100ML of water per annum to Forsayth, 500ML of water to Georgetown, plus provide a recreational facility. It will provide an additional boost to the tourism industry having a direct benefit to our local economy. This Dam will provide a clean & secure urban water supply.||Forsayth||$10.0M||$17.57M|