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Resources for Regions

The Resources for Regions program demonstrates a commitment by the NSW Government to support mining-impacted communities in NSW.

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Since 2012, Resources for Regions has delivered $295 million to 65 projects in mining-related communities across NSW. Projects supported include roads, water and sewerage systems, and social infrastructure such as childcare centres.

$50 million available for Round Seven funding

The latest funding round (Round Seven) of the Resources for Region program is open for applications from 24 June 2020 and closes 2 September 2020. 

A strategic review of the program has been undertaken and, in consultation with key stakeholders, a new set of funding criteria has been developed.

The Resources for Regions program aims to support the ongoing prosperity of mining communities in regional NSW by providing economic opportunities, improved amenity and positive social outcomes.

The Resources for Regions program acknowledges the significant benefits mining delivers to the NSW economy as well as the unique and diverse needs that arise in mining communities. The program will fund infrastructure projects and community programs that help address these unique and diverse needs.

$50 million is available in this funding round and will be allocated across the identified eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs). Prescribed allocations of funding are assigned to eligible LGAs to ensure the program is weighted towards supporting the most mining-affected communities in NSW.

Round Seven Program Information

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Resources for Regions Strategic Review

The strategic review of Resources for Regions is complete.  

A summary report (PDF, 137.05 KB)

of the review, outlining key findings, the consultation process and recommendations is now available. 

The review makes several key recommendations to reshape and refocus the program including:

  • The program objectives should be updated and refined in order to better target the scope of the program.
  • Applications should link proposed projects to the relevant Local Government Area's (LGA) Community Strategic Plan or relevant NSW Government Regional Plan.
  • The scope of eligible projects should be broadened to include both infrastructure and programs.
  • Each mining-impacted LGA will be eligible to apply for a guaranteed amount of funding for their region.

These recommendations have been considered when designing the latest round of the program to ensure it best supports the needs of mining-impacted communities in NSW.

The University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Public Policy and Governance undertook research and analysis to inform the review of the Resources for Regions program.  

Download the UTS report (PDF, 736.1 KB)

More Information

If you would like more information on the Resources for Regions program, please contact us on or call 1300 679 673.



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