Regional Development Victoria

Regional Infrastructure Fund

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is the main infrastructure program of the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund


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The Regional Infrastructure Fund aims to harness key regional strengths to improve regional Victoria’s productivity and liveability. It will invest in major infrastructure projects that create or enhance the conditions for economic growth, and build diversified and sustainable regional economies that are resilient to change.

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Objectives of Program

The Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF) aims to harness key regional strengths to improve regional Victoria’s productivity and liveability. It will invest in major infrastructure projects that create or enhance the conditions for economic growth, and build diversified and sustainable regional economies that are resilient to change.

Funding Details

The RIF provides public grant funding for the following four program streams:

As well as supporting our regional city areas, to address the needs and capacity of rural communities, RIF includes the Rural Development program stream which is available to support projects in a breadth of small towns and communities in the 38 rural local government areas. Under this program stream, grants for infrastructure are capped at $500,000 and grants for project and strategic planning are capped at $50,000.

Application Process

All project applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants will be asked to demonstrate the project’s ability to address each of the following criteria, outlined in the Regional Infrastructure Fund application guidelines:

  1. economic benefits
  2. social and environmental benefits
  3. alignment with state and regional priorities and demonstrated project need
  4. demonstrated project feasibility and delivery
  5. financial viability
  6. maximising value to the state
  7. program stream criteria.
Prior to submitting an application, applicants are advised to: 

Step 1

Review the different RIF program streams and application guidelines

Step 2

Contact your local RDV office to discuss eligibility

Step 3

Complete the funding application and submit with associated documentation

Download Resources

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Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF) application guidelines (128.8 KB ) Download
Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF) application guidelines (1.2 MB ) Download

Projects funded by this program

This table covers projects funded under the following program streams:


Project Name Region Year Amount Funded
Bendigo Airport Upgrade (Stage 2) Loddon Campaspe 2012 $4,700,000
Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment Central Highlands 2015 $5,200,000
Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project Loddon Campaspe 2015 $1,490,000
Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) Stage 2 - Ryrie Street Redevelopment Project Barwon 2015 $30,000,000
Mangalore Airport Expansion Goulburn 2016 $327,450
Mildura Airport (YMIA) Runway 09-27 Extension Project Mallee 2016 $5,000,211
Charlton Park 2020 Multi-Purpose Facility Development Mallee 2017 $1,100,000
Wangaratta Livestock Exchange Redevelopment Ovens Murray 2015 $500,000
Euroa Saleyards Redevelopment Stage 2 Goulburn 2016 $500,000
Henty Employment Precinct Infrastructure Upgrade Great South Coast 2017 $1,500,000
Corryong Airport Precinct Development Ovens Murray 2016 $532,399
Eureka Stadium and Sports Infrastructure - CE Brown Reserve Upgrade Central Highlands 2015 $2,500,000
Eureka Stadium and Sports Infrastructure - Eureka Stadium Upgrade Central Highlands 2015 $21,976,000
Eureka Stadium and Sports Infrastructure - Ballarat Sports and Events Centre component Central Highlands 2016 $9,000,000
May Park Revitalisation Project Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $312,000
Horsham North Hub Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $1,000,000
Latrobe Creative Precinct Gippsland 2016 $10,000,000
Warrnambool City Centre Renewal Great South Coast 2016 $5,000,000
Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Central Highlands 2016 $27,720,000
Leopold Community Hub Stage 2 Project Barwon 2017 $3,000,000
Wallan Town Centre Redevelopment Project Goulburn 2017 $1,500,000
Donald Multipurpose Community Facility Redevelopment Mallee 2017 $1,000,000
Buloke Major Towns Central Business Precinct Master Plan Project Mallee 2015 $26,600
Donald Archives Museum Facility Upgrade Mallee 2015 $33,750
Buloke Shire: Foletti Park Upgrade Mallee 2015 $65,250
Benalla Airport Redevelopment Ovens Murray 2016 $500,000
Kaniva Community Hub Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $495,000
Tourism North East: Enhancements to Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Ovens Murray 2016 $50,000
Access for (h)all - Glenlyon Hall Central Highlands 2016 $300,000
St Arnaud Streetscape Stage 6 Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $300,000
Timboon Streetscape Great South Coast 2016 $400,000
Moyston Hall Redevelopment Central Highlands 2016 $330,000
Renewal and Revitalisation of the Kerang Business Precinct Mallee 2016 $500,000
Riverside Holiday Park - Dimboola Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $320,000
“Living Landsborough”- Landsborough Community Precinct Central Highlands 2016 $330,000
Lake Fyans South Bank Upgrade Barwon 2016 $187,500
Boosting Boundary Bend Project (Swan Hill) Mallee 2016 $75,000
Catalina Park Activation (Swan Hill) Mallee 2016 $297,000
Maryborough Princes Park Enhancement Loddon Campaspe 2016 $366,666
Gisborne Retail Precinct Rejuvenation Loddon Campaspe 2016 $200,000
Mortlake Streetscape Stage 2 Great South Coast 2016 $300,000
Point Grey Precinct Redevelopment Business Case Barwon 2016 $40,000
Bridgewater-on-Loddon River Precinct Upgrade Loddon Campaspe 2016 $300,000
Swan Hill River Walk Enhancement Stage 2 Mallee 2016 $256,500
Telephone Box Junction Hub Development Mt Stirling Ovens Murray 2016 $210,000
Castlemaine Goods Shed Business Case and Design Study (Castlemaine State Festival Ltd) Loddon Campaspe 2016 $19,200
Avenel Hall Upgrade Goulburn 2016 $300,000
Alpine Better Places – Economic Rejuvenation for Bright Ovens Murray 2016 $500,000
Advancing Intensive Agricultural Opportunities in the Loddon Mallee Region Mallee 2017 $50,000
Alpine Better Places - Economic Rejuvenation for Porepunkah Ovens Murray 2017 $500,000
Victorian Goldfields Railway Service Reorientation - Business Case and Design (Stage 1) Loddon Campaspe 2017 $35,000
Chiltern Town Centre and Connectivity Ovens Murray 2017 $200,000
Kyneton – Campaspe River Trail Improvement and Connections Project Loddon Campaspe 2017 $300,000
Loch Sport Foreshore Redevelopment Gippsland 2017 $175,000
Moonambel Water Supply Concept Design Central Highlands 2017 $50,000
Romsey Streetscape and Access Project Loddon Campaspe 2017 $400,000
Woomelang Shopping Precinct Upgrade Wimmera Southern Mallee 2017 $100,000
The Great River Road (Towong) Ovens Murray 2017 $330,000
Sovereign Hill By Day and By Night: Driving Regional Tourism Dispersal Central Highlands 2015 $8,000,000
Benalla Auto Club Inc: Winton Motor Raceway On Track For The Future Ovens Murray 2015 $1,000,000
Shepparton Art Museum Goulburn 2016 $10,000,000
West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul: Redevelopment and Seating Capacity Expansion Project Gippsland 2016 $4,000,000
Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Public Access and Infrastructure Development Barwon 2016 $4,000,000
Grampians Peaks Trail - Stage 2 Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $20,200,000
Harcourt Mountain Bike Park Loddon Campaspe 2016 $1,990,000
State Motor Sports Complex at Broadford: Stage 2 Feasibility Study for the expansion Goulburn 2016 $1,490,000
Minyip and Brim Streetscape and Travellers Rest Upgrade Wimmera Southern Mallee 2015 $130,500
Wimmera Development Association Inc Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Wimmera Southern Mallee 2016 $23,000
Wheatlands Warracknabeal Agricultural Machinery Museum Redevelopment Wimmera Southern Mallee 2015 $100,000
Yarriambiack Shire Walking Tracks Construction Wimmera Southern Mallee 2015 $112,200
Resurrection of Lake Daylesford Central Highlands 2016 $250,000
Sustainable Community Hubs (Pyrenees) Central Highlands 2018 $230,000
East Street Heavy Vehicle Access Improvements Central Highlands 2017 $400,000
Lake Charlegrark Precinct Development Wimmera Southern Mallee 2018 $200,000
Rochester Market Reserve Project Loddon Campaspe 2018 $151,000
Ararat Freight and Logistics Study Central Highlands 2016 $95,671
  • This may not be a comprehensive listing of all announced funding through the Regional Infrastructure Fund
  • CiC indicates the project funded amount is Commercial or Cabinet in Confidence
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