Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Geelong Regional Jobs and Investment Package open for applications 31 May

Media Release

FN074/2017

19 May 2017

Joint release with:

Sarah Henderson

Federal Member for Corangamite

  • Geelong Local Investment Plan approved.
  • Grant round opens 31 May.
  • Funding for local infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash together with Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson announced that the grants round for the Geelong Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) will open for applications on 31 May, following the publication of the committee's Local Investment Plan.

“I thank the Geelong Local Planning Committee for its hard work. Their plan is based on local knowledge of the Geelong region.

“The Geelong Local Investment Plan will ensure that projects funded align with local priorities.

“This is a great opportunity for the community of Geelong to submit applications for key projects that will boost the local economy and create jobs,” said Minister Nash.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and investing in sustainable local jobs does just that.”

Ms Henderson said the Local Planning Committee chaired by Deakin Vice Chancellor Jane den Hollander has developed a Local Investment Plan which will guide the government's funding decisions.

“The Coalition Government is working hard to create more jobs and export opportunities, including in the Geelong and Corangamite regions.

 “We're so proud to give the Geelong and Corangamite regions this $20 million shot in the arm, and I look forward to seeing what applications are put forward,” said Ms Henderson.

“This will build on other local funding opportunities announced in the Federal budget including our $100m Advanced Manufacturing Fund and the $100m investment for the Geelong Rail Duplication Project,” said Ms Henderson.

Funding will be available across three streams: Local Infrastructure, Business Innovation and Skills and Training, with the round opening for applications on 31 May.

For more information and to read more about the Local Investment Plan for Geelong visit the Regional Jobs and Investment Package website.