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

Round Three of National Stronger Regions Fund will open in January

Media Release

WT418/2015

09 December 2015

Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund will open for applications on 15 January 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Round Three will open to submissions from local governments and incorporated not-for-profits for priority infrastructure projects in regional communities from 15 January 2016 until 15 March 2016.

“As in previous Rounds, I encourage applicants to put forward projects that demonstrate strong economic outcomes and address disadvantage, to give themselves the best opportunity for success,” Mr Truss said.

“Grants must be between $20,000 and $10 million and grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis except for those applicants in remote and very remote locations. For Round Three these applicants need to contribute at least one dollar for every three dollars of NSRF funding sought.

“Across the first two Rounds, the Australian Government approved $505 million to fund 162 projects across the nation, including $293 million for 111 projects announced on Monday.

“Funding is targeted to ensure successful projects will deliver strong outcomes for local communities.”

Further information on the programme, including on the application process for Round Three, is available at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.