Regional Development Victoria

Rural Development Program Stream

Rural Development program stream seeks to capitalise on this by assisting rural Victoria’s businesses and communities. This program stream will do this by investing in local infrastructure, creating opportunities for economic growth and enhancing the appeal and liveability of rural towns and surrounding areas.

Overview

Wonthaggi township

Growing the regional economy is an important part of the overall Victorian economic development strategy. A strong regional economy is critical for Victoria’s longer-term economic success and prosperity. Regional Victoria has a wide range of economic and social assets and resources. It plays a critical export role with commodities from regional Victoria accounting for around one third of Victoria’s exports.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund, Rural Development program stream seeks to capitalise on this by assisting rural Victoria’s businesses and communities. This program stream will do this by investing in local infrastructure, creating opportunities for economic growth and enhancing the appeal and liveability of rural towns and surrounding areas. It aims to assist the growth of rural Victoria by providing grants for infrastructure projects that have the potential to stimulate economic activity in rural towns and their surrounding areas.

public open space and pedestrian access
Success Story

A sweet street upgrade for Timboon

A project to revitalise Timboon’s central business district has been completed, and is welcoming new visitors

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Objectives of Program

The Rural Development program stream aims to assist the growth of rural Victoria by providing grants for infrastructure projects that have the potential to stimulate economic activity in rural towns and their surrounding areas.

Funding Details

Projects seeking funding will need to demonstrate how they will:

  • improve economic performance
  • harness key regional strengths
  • improve the liveability and attractiveness of rural towns
  • enhance the resilience and competitiveness of the location.

Application Process

As outlined in the Rural Development application guidelines, projects seeking funding will need to demonstrate how they will:

  • improve economic performance
  • harness key regional strengths
  • improve the liveability and attractiveness of rural towns
  • enhance the resilience and competitiveness of the location.

They should also be identified in a Council-endorsed plan or supported by a local government authority.

Prior to submitting an application, applicants are advised to:

Step 1

Read the the Rural Development application guidelines carefully to establish eligibility.
Read the terms and conditions for the funding offered.

Step 2

Discuss the proposed application with your local RDV office

Step 3

Complete the funding application and submit with associated documentation

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Projects funded by this program

Project Name Region Year Amount Funded
Wedderburn Streetscape Improvement Project Loddon Campaspe 2015 $1,490,000
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
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, Rural Development Program Stream
  • CiC indicates the project funded amount is Commercial or Cabinet in Confidence
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