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Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden

Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden

Flinders Shire Council has taken the first steps to secure the region’s place as a reliable, innovative supplier of quality Australian beef to growing markets in Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world.

To read more on Future Beef Processing Opportunity in Hughenden CLICK HERE.


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Regional Development Australia - Building Better Regions Funding Announcement

    RDA T&NWQ welcomes the Australian Government announcement of the Building Better Regions Fund (BRRF) to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The $297.7 million BBRF will run over four years from 2016-17 and 2019-20 funding projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

There are two streams of funding available under the program which opens on 28 January 2017:
•    The Infrastructure Projects Stream - applications close 28 February 2017.
•    The Community Investments Stream - applications close 31 March 2017.

BBRF information session will be held in Townsville on 2 February 2017 at 10:00am - registration via Business.gov.au. RDA T&NWQ in conjunction with AusIndustry will look to hold regional workshops next year.

Local Government and not for profit organisations are eligible to apply.

Remote or very remote applications require a reduced amount of partner funding - at a 1:3 ratio.
Applicants can now apply for co-funding exemption, to seek exemption a supporting case with evidence demonstrating the exceptional circumstances must been presented.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream will supporting projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits.
The minimum grant amount is $20,000 and the maximum is $10 million.
Projects must be completed by 31 December 2019.

The Community Investment Stream will fund community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will delivery economic benefits to regional and remote communities.
The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million. 
Projects must be completed within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019.    



Council advises that in pursuance of the provisions of the Holidays Act 1983, the Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations has appointed Friday, 02 June 2017 a public holiday for the Shire of Flinders for the purpose of the Hughenden Annual Show.