Under Round 4, all councils and state government agencies can apply for funding for projects that support economic growth in their region and achieve the outcomes of the government’s RegionsQ initiative, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said.
Launched in July, RegionsQ will formulate a plan to stimulate regional Queensland economies in conjunction with local communities.
“Round 4 will see the $210 million split into two components – a council competitive allocation and a strategic projects allocation for state-led regional infrastructure,” Seeney said.
“I encourage councils and community groups to work together and with state government agencies in their area to identify infrastructure projects that will supercharge local economies and provide long-term benefits for their region.
“Our government has a strong plan for a brighter future for regional Queensland and Royalties for the Regions is a key way we are delivering that plan.”
Royalties for the Regions was a flagship program developed by the Liberal-National Party government to provide better infrastructure and better planning, aimed to revitalise front-line services in some regions, Seeney said.
“Now is the time to refocus the program, to broaden the scope to ensure these funds help to supercharge regional economies and provide jobs and long-term benefits for regional Queenslanders,” he said.
“This essentially means that we will consider funding more projects under Round 4 – projects that deliver jobs and business investment in regional Queensland and help us to achieve the objectives set out by Queenslanders in ‘The Queensland Plan’.”