Regional Development Victoria

Regional Infrastructure Fund

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

Overview

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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 (Loddon Mallee) 2012 $4,700,000
Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment Central Highlands (Grampians) 2015 $5,200,000
Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) Stage 2 - Ryrie Street Redevelopment Project Barwon (Barwon South West) 2015 $30,000,000
Mangalore Airport Expansion Goulburn (Hume) 2016 $327,450
Mildura Airport (YMIA) Runway 09-27 Extension Project Mallee (Loddon Mallee) 2016 $5,000,211
Charlton Park 2020 Multi-Purpose Facility Development Mallee (Loddon Mallee) 2017 $1,100,000
Wangaratta Livestock Exchange Redevelopment Ovens Murray (Hume) 2015 $500,000
Euroa Saleyards Redevelopment Stage 2 Goulburn (Hume) 2016 $500,000
Henty Employment Precinct Infrastructure Upgrade Great South Coast (Barwon South West) 2017 $1,500,000
Corryong Airport Precinct Development Ovens Murray (Hume) 2016 $532,399
Eureka Stadium and Sports Infrastructure - CE Brown Reserve Upgrade Central Highlands (Grampians) 2015 $2,500,000
Eureka Stadium and Sports Infrastructure - Eureka Stadium Upgrade Central Highlands (Grampians) 2015 $21,976,000
Eureka Stadium and Sports Infrastructure - Ballarat Sports and Events Centre component Central Highlands (Grampians) 2016 $9,000,000
May Park Revitalisation Project Wimmera Southern Mallee (Grampians) 2016 $312,000
Horsham North Hub Wimmera Southern Mallee (Grampians) 2016 $1,000,000
Latrobe Creative Precinct Gippsland 2016 $10,000,000
Warrnambool City Centre Renewal Great South Coast (Barwon South West) 2016 $5,000,000
Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Central Highlands (Grampians) 2016 $27,720,000
Leopold Community Hub Stage 2 Project Barwon (Barwon South West) 2017 $3,000,000
Wallan Town Centre Redevelopment Project Goulburn (Hume) 2017 $1,500,000
Donald Multipurpose Community Facility Redevelopment Mallee (Loddon Mallee) 2017 $1,000,000
Sovereign Hill By Day and By Night: Driving Regional Tourism Dispersal Central Highlands (Grampians) 2015 $8,000,000
Benalla Auto Club Inc: Winton Motor Raceway On Track For The Future Ovens Murray (Hume) 2015 $1,000,000
Shepparton Art Museum Goulburn (Hume) 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 (Barwon South West) 2016 $4,000,000
Grampians Peaks Trail - Stage 2 Wimmera Southern Mallee (Grampians) 2016 $20,200,000
Harcourt Mountain Bike Park Loddon Campaspe (Loddon Mallee) 2016 $1,990,000
  • 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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