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Building our Regions

The $375 million Building our Regions Regional Infrastructure Fund (Building our Regions) is a targeted infrastructure program for local government projects. The primary purpose of the Building our Regions program is to provide funding for critical infrastructure in regional areas of the state, while also supporting jobs, fostering economic development and improving the liveability of regional communities.

The program forms a key element of the Queensland Government's overarching economic strategy - Working Queensland.

Building our Regions Round 1 funding has been allocated across 42 projects. Round 2 funding has been allocated across 51 projects.

View the list of successful projects.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) have now closed for the supplementary round for local governments eligible under the Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund. EOIs will undergo assessment with shortlisted projects announced in January 2017. Read more about the application process.

Additional funding for Round 3 was announced in the 2016–17 State Budget and details will be announced soon.

The funds

There are four focused infrastructure funds under the program. The three funds managed by the department include:

  1. Regional Capital Fund
  2. Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
  3. Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund.

These three funds have $225 million available over three financial years.

Round Financial year Amount
1 2015–16 $70 million
2 2016–17 $85 million
3 2017–18 $70 million

The fourth fund is the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS), managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The Building our Regions program provides a $150 million boost to this fund over five financial years. Information about TIDS is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au.

Use the interactive web map to view project locations across Queensland. Alternatively, refer to the maps below:

More information

For more information about the Building our Regions program:

View Building our Regions–funded projects on the interactive map.