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Regional Growth Fund

The NSW Government is investing an additional $1.3 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services in communities, through the new Regional Growth Fund.

Combined with the $300 million to drive regional tourism through the Regional Growth: Environment and Tourism Fund this brings to $1.6 billion the funding available for regional growth.

The NSW Government’s Regional Development Framework provides an overall vision for the Regional Growth Fund. The framework establishes a plan for regional development over the next 30 years that ensures every community across the state benefits from NSW’s economic success.

The Regional Growth Fund will invest in projects that facilitate regional development through six funds. These funds aim to enable essential infrastructure, support arts and culture, enhance and build sporting infrastructure, improve regional voice and data connectivity, invest in our mining-impacted communities, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure.

Applications will be open to local government, regional organisations, industry and other community organisations. Check if your local government area is eligible

Download the Regional Growth Fund brochure (PDF, 4.08MB)

  • Girls playing soccer on a soccer field

    To foster the benefits of sport in communities. This fund will invest in new and existing venues to improve the participation and performance in sports at all levels.

  • Primary school children playing on playground equipment

    To support councils and community groups in delivering crucial local infrastructure to improve quality of life. This fund will support local projects such as upgrades to community facilities and playgrounds.

  • The sun shines over a green field with a road bridge

    To support job creation and economic growth in mining communities in regional NSW. This fund will help build infrastructure across health, water, road, education, tourism and CBD renewals to attract new business, tourists and residents.

  • A DJ plays at Fusion Multicultural Street Festival, Wagga Wagga.

    To deliver investment to support bold and exciting regional arts and culture. This fund will encourage the rich diversity of the regions, build tourism potential and support young people.

  • A School of the Air teacher uses her computer to video conference her lesson

    To invest in communications infrastructure and deliver improved regional voice and data connectivity. This fund will build and upgrade mobile base stations, connect businesses to global markets and schools with innovative learning resources.

  • Orana Burrendong Dam

    To develop the enabling infrastructure to grow regional centres. This fund will invest in the crucial projects needed to support job creation and economic growth in regional NSW.

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