MAJOR BOOST: Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has encouraged groups to apply for the Building Better Regions Fund.
MAJOR BOOST: Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has encouraged groups to apply for the Building Better Regions Fund. Will Hunter

Funding to boost Maranoa

BUSH communities are being urged to apply for funding under the latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

This round, worth $200million, is specifically targeted at improving and increasing liveability in the bush.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said the BBRF would provide a huge boost, with applications open until November 15.

"We know we live in the best corner of the nation and I want Maranoa to secure our fair share of the $45million of this funding earmarked to invest in tourism-related infrastructure projects, to draw in more visitors to our communities and grow the local economy,” Mr Littleproud said.

The BBRF is divided into two streams.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream will invest in new construction or existing project upgrade, and the Community Investments Stream is about strengthening liveability.

During the previous BBRF rounds, Mr Littleproud secured more than $18.9million for infrastructure and community building projects.

"With three regional councils in my electorate contributing more per capita than Brisbane City Council, it makes sense our regions should be supported.”

For more information, go to business.gov.au/bbrf.


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