Regional Development VictoriaRDA Barwon South West

State Government of Victoria

RDAF projects in Barwon South West move to next stage of assessment

February 2013

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Barwon South West has welcomed the announcement of the projects proceeding to full application stage for Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

Round Three is worth $50 million and will provide grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 for projects located in towns with a population of 30,000 or less.

Round Four will allocate $175 million through grants of between $500,000 and $15 million for priority regional infrastructure projects that also leverage funding from state and local governments and the private sector.

The projects selected to proceed to the final stage of the application process will deliver real benefits to local communities. RDA Barwon South West had to make some hard decisions, and selected projects that meet clearly identified regional priorities. RDA Barwon South West received high quality Expressions of Interest for important projects and congratulates all proponents.

The projects chosen took into the account the priorities of our Regional Plan and other identified community priorities, and addresses the needs of the region.

The projects are backed by a strong level of community support and are ready to proceed. They will each have a positive long-term impact on our region and neighbouring regions.”

Projects selected to proceed to full application in the Barwon South West region are:

Round Three:

  • Borough of Queenscliff – Point Lonsdale Village Foreshore Revitalisation
  • Southern Grampians Shire – Dunkeld Community Centre
  • City of Greater Geelong – Leopold Community Hub
  • Surf Coast Shire – Banyul Warrie Fields Stage 2 Youth Recreation and Play Zone
  • Moyne Shire – Nullawarre Nirranda Community Facility

Round Four:

  • City of Greater Geelong – Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Glenelg Shire – Condah Hotspur Upper Road upgrade project
  • GPAC – Geelong Future Cities GPAC Refurbishment & Expansion Stage 2

The RDAF is worth almost $1 billion over five years and is designed to boost economic and community development. It is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to regional Australia.

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