Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund
The NSW Government’s Rebuilding program, announced in 2014, is funded from the Restart NSW Fund. Within the Rebuilding program, the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF) aims to increase tourist visitation by investing in regional environment and tourism infrastructure, particularly focusing on fixed assets that will grow and further diversify NSW regional economies.
The NSW Government recognises that investment is needed in the environment and tourism infrastructure that generates this wealth. The RGETF demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting these activities.
The NSW Government has committed $300 million to RGETF.
Round Two opened on 14 August
Up to $100 million is available for the RGETF Round Two in 2018-19. This is divided in two streams:
• Stream One: Up to $50 million for regionally iconic tourism activation projects, such as the Wagga Wagga Riverside Precinct Rejuvenation, the Jenolan Caves upgrade of visitor facilities and the Tamworth Astronomy/Science Centre, Planetarium and Café.
• Stream Two: Up to $50 million for projects from eligible applicants who were unsuccessful at EOI stage during Round One.
For Stream One applicants
Eligible applicants can submit an expression of interest and data sheet during the application period until 5:00pm on 21 September 2018.
For Stream Two applicants
Eligible applicants will be invited by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to submit a detailed application along with requisite data sheet during the application period until 5:00pm on 21 September 2018.
- Download the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Detailed Application data sheet
- Download the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism financial hardship form
Detailed applications should be written in the form of a business case. Guidance on how to write a business case can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/writing-a-business-case/.
Successful RGETF Round One projects will be listed on this page shortly.
How to submit your application
Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday 21 September 2018.
Applications can be submitted:
By email to: [email protected]
By mail to: Regional Infrastructure,
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001