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Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund

Published 14th August, 2017

The $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund invests in infrastructure to increase tourist visitation to regional NSW and create jobs. 

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

RGETF Stream One shortlisted applicants have been invited by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to submit a Detailed Application. Shortlisted applicants should submit their Detailed Application, along with requisite data sheets, before midnight on Friday 11 January 2019.

 Detailed applications should be written in the form of a business case. Guidance on how to write a business case can be found here. The Detailed Application should preferably be prepared using the NSW Government business case template.

Download the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund data sheet.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet will host an information webinar on the Detailed Application process in November. Shortlisted applicants contacted with details of the webinar shortly.

How to submit your application

Applications are due by midnight on Friday 11 January 2019.

Applications can be submitted:

By email to: [email protected]

For Stream Two applicants

Stream Two Detailed Applications are currently under assessment. 

Published 14th August, 2017
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