The Jobs and Regional Growth Fund provides one-off financial assistance in either direct grants or relief of state charges (e.g. payroll tax and stamp duty). Financial assistance is provided for the following:

  • projects that require direct and immediate assistance to help progress development
  • greater assistance for more developed businesses to expedite or facilitate expansion of operations
  • development of common user infrastructure opportunities that underpin the development of multiple projects.

Assessment criteria

Applications are assessed under an appropriate set of criteria. This includes how the proposal will generate:

  • regional benefits
  • ongoing employment benefits
  • sustainable economic development
  • additional investment from other sources such as the private sector, the Commonwealth and/or local government
  • any broader benefits
  • value for money.

Businesses need to provide a sufficient level of information to demonstrate how the application meets the assessment criteria.

The process

Applications undergo a preliminary assessment before deciding whether they progress to a detailed assessment and due diligence process.

How to apply

Applications for assistance are invited directly from businesses. For more information on how to apply, contact us:

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  • Phone: 1300 785 106