THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Morrison Government is continuing to invest in the future of the Mornington Peninsula with new funding available under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round Six.
Applications for Round Six of the program are now open, paving the way for new community projects to be funded and delivered from next year.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is calling on the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and community organisations to start preparing applications for projects in the $250 million program.
“Funding projects on the Mornington Peninsula will ensure communities have the facilities they need, while creating jobs now and driving our economic recovery,” Minister Hunt said.
“The previous round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) assisted with funding for the Environmental and Education Centre in Red Hill and the Balnarring Recovery Event.”
“Our Government has a strong track record of delivering local projects and I look forward to discussing new projects with local councils and community groups.”
The BBRF supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities. Funding the infrastructure and services that communities need for the future will create jobs and help them rebound strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding under Round Six takes the Morrison Government’s total investment through the BBRF to $1.38 billion. This includes an investment of over $1.2million since Round Three across the Mornington Peninsula, which assisted with funding The National Trust of Australia’s Environmental and Education Centre in Red Hill, in addition to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Balnarring Recovery Event and the Merricks Station Ground Reserve Activation.
Local governments and eligible incorporated not-for-profit organisations can again apply for grants of $5,000 up to $10 million to cover 50 per cent or more of eligible project costs.
Round Six projects will be funded under two streams. The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.
The Community Investments Stream funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities.
Applications close on Thursday, 10 February 2022.