$12,702,054 in Regional Funding for South Coast

Rob Pollock OAM, Chair of Regional Development Australia – Far South Coast (RDA FSC) announced today that the Far South Coast of NSW will receive $12,702,054  from the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF); an initiative of the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

The total funding will support 5 projects across the RDA FSC region:

  1. $9,532,500 for the Shoalhaven Motorsports Complex
  2. $1,229,554 for the Mind the Gap project addressing mental illness in Nowra
  3. $500,000 for the Moruya Library, Arts and Cultural Hub, Stage 1
  4. $450,000 for Carer’s Accommodation at SE Regional Hospital, Bega
  5. $990,000 for North Bega Industrial Estate Sewer Project

Rob Pollock OAM said “I congratulate the successful applicants who faced some stiff competition from a total of 513 applicants across Australia”.

“The investment of more than $12 million in our region will support a diverse range of infrastructure from tourism, entertainment and the arts, to social inclusion, delivery of utilities and healthcare, and, most importantly it will mean jobs,” Mr Pollock said.

NSRF Round Two saw $293 million allocated through grants delivered to 111 priority regional infrastructure projects in partnership with local governments and the not-for-profit sector.

“The programme allows communities to identify their own priority infrastructure projects and particularly encourages partnerships between not-for-profit organisations, local, state and territory governments as well as the private sector.

“The Australian Government recognises the vital role Australia’s regions can and must play to drive economic development, to lift productivity and to encourage and foster innovation and recognises the role of RDA FSC as the peak regional development body on the NSW far south coast”, Mr Pollock said.

The National Stronger Regions Fund is delivering $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address regional disadvantage and details of Round Three of the programme will be open on 15th January 2016. Details can be found on the Department’s website www.regional.gov.au and through the RDA FSC website at www.rdafsc.com.au.


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