Builders undertaking restoration works in the Mid West following the devastation of April’s ex Tropical Cyclone Seroja will soon have access to temporary regional accommodation which will provide much needed support to reconstruction and recovery efforts.
The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program will enable builders to stay locally while undertaking much-needed work, and will also be available for workers from other industries that are equally critical in helping impacted communities to get back on their feet and recover from the disaster.
A mix of temporary accommodation solutions have been considered under the program to ensure they are fit-for-purpose and tailored to local needs including 60 beds in Kalbarri and mobile accommodation units stationed inland where required.
While the recovery and rebuilding effort is expected to take some time, the Commonwealth Government will continue to support impacted communities for as long as it takes.
The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program is in addition to the record $107.1 million recovery packages previously announced. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Read more: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Round one applications for the Emerging Aviation Technology Partnerships (EATP) Program announced on 6 May 2021 as part of the Australian Government’s Digital Economy Strategy are now open.
The Australian Government is seeking to partner with industry on the development and deployment of emerging aviation technology. Under the program, the Department will partner with industry to test emerging aviation technology through pilot projects across five focus areas:
Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEDT on 31 March 2022. Go to the Department of Infrastructure website for more information and to download the program guidelines for eligibility and criteria.
Any enquiries related to the program should be addressed to EATP@infrastructure.gov.au
$250 million to build better regions, create jobs and boost local economies
Applications are now open for Round 6 of the Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), paving the way for new projects that regional communities deserve to be funded and delivered.
The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.
Learn more about the Infrastructure Stream, eligibility criteria, how to apply and where to find assistance
The Community Investments Stream supports new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure projects are not eligible under the Community Investments Stream.
Learn more about the Community Investments Stream, eligibility criteria, how to apply and where to find assistance.
Applications close on Thursday 10 February 2022
Join the information webinar and Q&A session on Wednesday 15 December at 3pm (AEST)
APPLY NOW FOR THE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY GROWTH PROGRAM
The Business and Community Growth Program (BCGP) is an exciting new program designed to help grow businesses and industries in northern Australia, complementing the existing Northern Australia Development Program.
The BCGP is open to a broad range of applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, community organisations, sole-traders, and partnerships.
Grants of between $50,000 and $2 million will be available to support activities such as capital investment in infrastructure, assets, and feasibility studies, with grants available to fund up to 50 per cent of the total cost of individual projects.
The BCGP aims to create jobs that provide ongoing employment and training opportunities, which are essential to growing Northern Australia, as well as improve community amenity and liveability.
Applications are open from 6 December 2021 until 13 January 2022 and grants will be awarded from March 2022. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early. BCGP Fact Sheet
A free public information webinar is scheduled for Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 9.30-10.30 AWST (WA)
Register for the webinar here: bit.ly/BCGPWebinar15Dec2021
A short video explaining the BCGP is available on the Office of Northern Australia YouTube channel: bit.ly/BCGPvideo
For further information contact the Business Grants Hub at business.gov.au or by calling 13 28 46.