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Regional Growth Fund

The NSW Government is investing $2 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services.

The Regional Growth Fund will invest in projects that facilitate regional development and deliver new and upgraded local amenity in every corner of regional NSW.  These funds aim to enhance local sporting facilities, support arts and culture, improve regional voice and data connectivity, invest in our mining-impacted communities, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure.

Over $1.7 billion has already been committed to more than 2,100 projects across regional NSW with another $300 million to be spent over the next two years. The additional funding will be invested in vital community upgrades and job creating projects for families and businesses across regional NSW. 

More than 2100 approved projects and counting

Applications will be open to local government, regional organisations, industry and other community organisations. 

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.

Growing Local Economies

This fund will invest in the crucial projects needed to support job creation and economic growth in regional NSW.
Burrendong Dam

Resources for Regions

The Resources for Regions program demonstrates a commitment by the NSW Government to support mining-impacted communities in NSW.
Couple walking their dog on a street in Orange New South Wales

Stronger Country Communities Fund

Since 2017, the Stronger Country Communities Fund has provided $400 million for more than 1500 local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home.
woman playing soccer in goal

Regional Cultural Fund

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.
Fusion Multicultural Street Festival Wagga Wagga

Regional Sports Infrastructure

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.
Girls Playing Soccer

Connecting Country Communities

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.
broken hill school of the air video conferencing

Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund

$300 million to increase tourist visitation to regional NSW and create jobs.
Jindabyne Lake

Drought Stimulus Package

Regional communities affected by the worst drought on record will receive a boost to their local economies as a direct result of the Drought Stimulus Package.
Regional NSW Bakery

Regional Events Acceleration Fund

To support the social and economic recovery of our regions, the NSW Government’s $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund helps organisations to attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas and support existing regional events to grow even bigger and better.
Canowindra Balloon Challenge, Canowindra.
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