The list of successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments stream for round 5.

Applicant Organisation Project Title Project Description Project Location State Grant Approved Total Project Cost
Australasia-Pacific Extension Network Limited Growing Emerging Extension Leadership in Regional Australia The project will deliver a leadership program to emerging rural leaders working in regional communities. Wodonga VIC $19,600 $19,600
Australian Cycling Academy Limited Cycle Sunshine Coast- Multi-stage community and elite cycling event The project will deliver a new annual local event, “Cycle Sunshine Coast,” which will be a multi-stage event for 170 elite men/women and 400 amateurs, including a free community ride for 500 people and a corporate team fundraiser. Maroochydore QLD $75,000 $208,700
Australian Regional Tourism Ltd National agritourism development program for all of regional Australia The project will undertake three activities:
Develop a national strategy on how to engage farmers in agritourism
Develop two toolkits: one to educate Councils on value of developing agritourism experiences; and another to educate primary producers on how they can diversify through agritourism experiences
Host a national agritourism conference in 2021, to also be livestreamed through ART’s online Regional Tourism Hub.
Golden Point VIC $120,000 $120,000
Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance Ltd Seaweed Pitchfest 2022 The project will deliver a gala pitch event to bring investors and entrepreneurs together with scientists and seaweed companies. Hobart TAS $20,000 $20,000
Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc Say it with Flowers The project will be the exhibition “Say it with Flowers” featuring a diverse range of Australian and First Nations artist in collaboration with local Wotjobaluk curator Katherine Clark accompanied by an education program and outreach activities as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021. Invermay Park VIC $20,000 $52,000
Barossa Arts Council Inc A Strategy to 1000 - Building the Pillar of Arts from the Ground Up The project will deliver a strategic plan to grow the successful 100 Barossa Artists event held in 2020, to a biannual event called 1000 Barossa Artists, spanning four council areas in the Barossa region, to be held in 2022. Nuriootpa SA 17800 $17,800
Belmont Traders Inc. Belmont Traders Summer 21/22 Community Event The project will deliver a community event in the summer of 2021-22 in Belmont. Belmont VIC $20,000 $23,768
Blue Mountains City Council Blue Mountains Economic Revitalisation The project will deliver a range of locally developed economic support programs, including a refreshed destination management plan, a sector based mentoring program targeting local growth and a film industry development program. Katoomba NSW $119,750 $239,500
Bomaderry Community Inc. A creative approach to economic sustainability for Bomaderry The project will develop a strategic plan to develop innovative economic ideas based on creative/start up industries to develop an action plan with engaged champions. Bomaderry NSW $20,000 $20,000
Broome Chamber Of Commerce Inc Fitzroy Crossing Economic Opportunities Proposal The project will deliver an economic opportunities proposal to build on the new economic developments proposed around the Fitzroy Valley. Broome WA $41,662 $55,550
City Of Albany Albany 2026 - Discover Kinjarling The project will contribute to the planning for Western Australia's bicentenary celebrations in Albany in 2026, by developing strategic and marketing plans. Yakamia WA $270,000 $675,000
City Of Port Lincoln Port Lincoln Economic Development and Investment Attraction Strategy The project will develop an Economic Development and Investment Attraction Strategy to enhance quality tourism and visitor experiences ensuring long term job creation, investment growth and import and export viability for the City of Port Lincoln. Port Lincoln SA $20,000 $20,000
City Of Victor Harbor Victor Harbor Investment and Attraction Strategy Project The project will develop an Investment Attraction Strategy for Victor Harbor to reinvigorate the local and regional economy. Victor Harbor SA $20,000 $20,000
Clifton And District Progress Associnc New destination event for Clifton The project will deliver a new event during the traditionally quiet winter season aimed at attracting visitors to the town of Clifton. Clifton QLD $20,000 $20,000
Collective Action Social Impact Ltd Unleash the Mental Health Champion Within The project will provide a three month leadership and mentoring program to mental health leaders in the Gladstone region. Gladstone Central QLD $20,000 $20,000
Creative Comboyne Association Incorporated Comboyne Gardenista The project will deliver the Comboyne Gardenista, a two-day festival of gardens, art and local culture in the Comboyne Plateau, designed to engage people of all ages. The festival will be comprised of open gardens, a program of creative and artistic events and a range of stalls and fund-raising activities delivered by community groups. Comboyne NSW $10,000 $18,950
Curious Legends Limited Gimbay Gatigaan The project will produce a site-specific theatrical cultural performance with puppets performed by Indigenous youth at the 'New Annual' arts festival in Newcastle 2021. HAMILTON NSW $30,044 $70,044
Destination Riverina Murray Ltd Riverina Murray Visitor Economy Mentor Program The project will deliver a dedicated business mentoring program to support new and existing businesses across the Riverina Murray region. Wagga Wagga NSW $56,950 $113,900
Destination Scenic Rim Inc Scenic Rim Tourism Research The project will engage a researcher to facilitate a consumer study into the intentions, motivations and barriers for travel to the Scenic Rim. Beaudesert QLD $20,000 $20,000
Destination Southern Nsw Ltd Tourism Business Leadership and Capability Mentoring Program The project will deliver a 12 month personalised mentoring program, designed to drive leadership and capability development for eight local tourism business owners. Yass NSW $20,000 $20,000
Developing East Arnhem Limited East Arnhem Tourism Growth project The project will develop a three-year destination marketing plan for East Arnhem Land and deliver a signature event “East Arnhem Live” – a three-day music festival showcasing Yolŋu (landowners of East Arnhem Land) musicians and culture. Nhulunbuy NT $156,005 $209,155
Dirranbandi Pastoral And Agricultural Association Inc Paul Kelly & Friends Concert 2021 The project will organise, manage and stage the Paul Kelly & Friends multi-act concert in Dirranbandi, western Queensland. Dirranbandi QLD $62,000 $162,025
Ferguson Valley Marketing Inc Lost & Found Festival - value add marketing activities The project will deliver the inaugural four day ‘Lost and Found Festival’ to showcase the experiences on offer in Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley. Ferguson WA $48,180 $130,180
Fitzgerald Biospere Group Inc Bremer Bay Regional Trails Masterplan The project will develop a strategic plan for recreational trails around the greater Bremer Bay area. Bremer Bay WA $20,000 $20,000
Food Fossickers Central Victoria Incorporated Food Fossickers Central Victorian Pantry The project will comprise a series of 16 food events, held throughout the year, culminating in a campaign of Eat Local events and activities. Bendigo VIC $20,000 $20,000
Galambila Aboriginal Corporation Building Aboriginal Leadership - Galambila Aboriginal Health Service The project will provide leadership training to executives and team leaders of the Galambila Aboriginal Corporation. Coffs Harbour NSW $31,817 $63,635
Geeveston Community Centre Inc Huon Valley Small Scale Producer Logistics Research Project The project will deliver a plan for small scale producers in the Huon Valley to improve supply chains and efficiencies. Geeveston TAS $20,000 $20,000
Gladstone Regional Council Gladstone Regional Transition Planning The project will develop a regional plan to manage the transition away from fossil fuels, the decarbonization of the energy mix and drive economic growth for the Gladstone region. Gladstone Central QLD $46,000 $92,000
Gladstone Regional Council Developing Community Leaders The project will deliver the Community Leaders Project aimed at building the capacity of emerging community leaders to take on leadership roles in the Gladstone area. Gladstone Central QLD $17,500 $35,000
Glen Innes Severn Council Creating Capability & Confidence for Community Champions. The project will deliver leadership development program across rural areas in New England to enhance participants’ leadership capacity and encourage community cohesion. Glen Innes NSW $154,710 $154,710
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand Building Community Resilience: Geelong Financial Inclusion Action Plan The project will deliver a 2-3 year Financial Inclusion Action Plan for Geelong. Geelong VIC $50,000 $100,000
Goolwa To Wellington Local Action Planning Association Incorporated GWLAP Profitable Farming, Healthy Communities Development Strategy The project will develop a sectoral strategy to work with farmers and the community to transition from high industrial principles to regenerative principles. Strathalbyn SA $20,000 $20,000
Greater Shepparton City Council New Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Opening Weekend Celebrations The project will organise and manage an event to officially open the new Shepparton Art Museum $50 million Arts and Cultural Precinct. Shepparton VIC $176,500 $1,022,500
Hay Shire Council Tunes on the Sand The project will enable the significant extension to a community event, ‘Tunes on the Sand’. Hay NSW $20,000 $36,150
Heaven Vmx Incorporated Australian National ‘Classic’ & 'Post-classic' Motocross Championships 2021 The project will assist the Heaven VMX Club to host the 2021 Australian National ‘Classic’ and 'Post-classic' Motocross Championships on consecutive weekends (9, 10 & 11 July) (16, 17 & 18 July 2021) - at Nowra NSW. Yerriyong NSW $21,240 $42,480
Huon Valley Council Huon Valley Food Resilience Strategy The project will establish a Huon Valley food coalition and develop a strategy for food resilience. Huonville TAS $65,000 $130,000
Isaac Regional Council Regional Trails Strategy The project will develop a Regional Trails Strategy, identifying a regional trails network and tourism experiences for the Isaac region. Dysart QLD $187,500 $250,000
Jam Orange Incorporated Orange Winter Jazz Festival The project will organise and manage the inaugural Orange Winter Jazz Festival, a three-day music festival to be held in June 2022. Orange NSW $20,000 $106,800
Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation Stompem' Ground Festival 2021 The project will deliver a weekend festival of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music, dance, culture and workshops. Minyirr WA $472,500 $630,000
Kingborough Council Assessing business development opportunities-Kingborough The project will assess opportunities for business development and expansion around the Kingborough region. Kingston TAS $20,000 $21,500
Kuranda Traders Association Inc Delivering a COVID-19 Strategic Recovery Plan for the township of Kuranda. The project will deliver a 3 year Strategic Recovery Plan that provides a framework for Kuranda Village businesses to survive, recover, adapt to new markets and visitor expectations and thrive in a post COVID environment. Kuranda QLD $19,900 $19,900
Lake Macquarie City Council Morisset Resilience and Growth Study and Action Plan The project will forecast the demand for jobs, housing and services in the region, and develop and Action Plan to drive economic growth and create new jobs. Morisset NSW $40,000 $80,000
Limestone Coast Food Group Limestone Coast Region Strategic Food Plan, 2022 to 2030 The project will develop a strategic food plan for the Limestone Coast Region that will direct the development of the region's food industry. Mount Gambier; Miccient; Naracoorte; Bordertown; Robe SA 19930 $19,930
Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc Creation of Sculpture Plus - major expansion of Lorne Sculpture Biennale The project will deliver a major expansion to the Lorne Sculpture Festival 2021. Lorne VIC $100,000 $202,500
Mackay Regional Council For Social Development Ltd. Building Community and Economic Legacy in the Greater Whitsunday Region The project will explore and raise awareness of the concept of Inclusive Growth for the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay (WIM) regions through the delivery of workshops to provide equitable opportunities and benefits to all sections of society, including the more marginalised, during times of economic growth. Mackay QLD $20,000 $20,000
Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival Inc Strategic, Economic Analysis and Marketing Plan 2021 - 2024 The project will develop a three year strategic plan for the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival. Manjimup WA $35,000 $35,000
Margaret River Wine Association Inc Fine Vines Festival - expansion of marketing and promotions The project will deliver the inaugural 10 day Fine Vines Festival to showcase Margaret River wines. Cowaramup WA $49,480 $130,180
Mid-Western Regional Council Renewable Energy Zone Economic Opportunities Identification The project will identify economic opportunities that will emerge from the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone. Gulgong NSW $20,000 $20,000
Moorabool Shire Council Development of a Visitor Economy Strategy The project will develop a Visitor Economy Strategy for the Moorabool region. Darley VIC $25,000 $50,000
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Balnarring Recovery Event The project will deliver a new, free community arts and cultural, single day event. Balnarring VIC $149,998 $299,998
Mount Barker District Council Develop a Plan for the Arts The project will develop a 5 year plan to promote arts in the Mount Barker district. Mount Barker SA $25,000 $50,000
Mount Isa City Council Mount Isa 100 Year Celebrations The project will deliver a new event to Mount Isa celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of minerals in the town. Mount Isa City QLD $506,891 $724,130
Mudgee Region Tourism Incorporated Mudgee Region Industry Engagement Strategy The project will develop a Mudgee Region Industry Engagement Strategy to support a changing tourism environment, support local business partners and guide the future growth of Mudgee Region Tourism to directly impact and support a vibrant visitor economy. Mudgee NSW $20,000 $20,000
Mudgee Region Tourism Incorporated Mudgee Region Wellness Sector Strategy The project will develop a strategic plan to develop and promote the wellness tourism experience across the region. Mudgee NSW $20,000 $20,000
Murray And Mallee Local Government Association Murraylands and Riverland LGA Water Position Paper, 'Water, People, Place' The project will develop a water position paper that focuses on a unified position for the benefit of Murraylands and Riverland communities. Loxton SA $42,500 $85,000
Neighbourhood Collective Australia Ltd Building Resilient Communities in Swan Hill and Bendigo The project will deliver leadership training comprised of eight workshops across four regional locations. Quarry Hill VIC $20,000 $26,000
Nintiringanyi Indigenous Corporation The Murama Experience The project will deliver the Murama Experience, a three-staged Indigenous cultural gathering, mentoring and entertainment event, in Cairns, Queensland. Cairns City QLD $46,600 $93,200
Noosa Shire Council Noosa Shire Industry and Employment Activation Plan The project will deliver a strategic and implementation plan to support growth and retention of locally based businesses, enhance leadership in business and the community, create higher value jobs, highly competitive national businesses and attract talented people and investment. Tewantin QLD $50,000 $100,000
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd Get on board- governance training for remote communities of the Gulf The project will deliver board and governance training to three very remote communities. Normanton QLD $16,265 $20,405
NSW Business Chamber Limited South East NSW Small Business Recovery Project The project will develop a regional blueprint for business recovery and deliver a short- to long-term initiatives to prioritise activity and funding. Bega NSW $236,535 $473,071
Olives South Australia Inc South Australian Olive Festival The project will deliver a community event, the South Australian Olive Festival and Gala Dinner. Tooperang SA $17,200 $19,200
Orange City Council Sprint into Summer – The Orange Mile The project will deliver a new event, the ‘Sprint into Summer- The Orange Mile’. The community race will include elite athletes as a drawcard but be open to the wider community with the aim to generate tourism interest for the region. Orange NSW $35,000 $70,000
Orange Region Vignerons Association Incorporated 2021 Orange Wine Festival The project will deliver an expansion of new events to the existing Orange Wine Festival. Orange NSW $30,000 $65,000
Outback Communities Authority Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre Water Event Response Plan The project will deliver a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the intermittent flooding events in Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre. Port Augusta SA $20,000 $20,000
Perth International Jazz Festival Inc. Perth International Jazz Festival - Regional Program The project will expand the annual Perth International Jazz Festival held in the Perth Metropolitan area to include the new South- West regional expansion with a free one day festival on the Busselton foreshore. Busselton WA $22,500 $45,000
Petaurus Education Group Incorporated Community consultation and engagement strategy The project will develop an engagement strategy for eco and cultural tourism in Strathbogie Shire, as well as a community festival and a youth gala day. Nagambie VIC 20000 $41,954
Pilbara Tourism Association Incorporated Warlu Way Pilbara Tourism Development Program The project will deliver a strategic tourism plan for the Pilbara, as well as provide business development support and leadership for existing and aspiring tourism businesses. Karratha WA $674,050 $674,050
Pingelly Somerset Alliance Inc Pingelly region aged and disability care skills audit The Project will undertake a skills audit to identify and upskill a reliable workforce for aged care and disability services. The audit will include Indigenous locals, to deliver culturally appropriate care services within the community. Pingelly WA $19,999 $20,000
Port Hedland Historical Society Incorporated Port Hedland Heritage Festival The project will celebrate Port Hedland's 125 years since its establishment as a regional town, with a weeklong festival in late 2021. Port Hedland WA $30,000 $40,000
Rattler Railway Company Ltd Heritage Steam Conference 2021 The project will deliver the inaugural 'Heritage Steam Conference', a three day event which is a collaboration between Gympie’s three heritage not-for-profit, organisations, the Mary Valley Rattler, Gympie Woodworks Museum and the Gympie Gold Museum. Gympie QLD $20,000 $54,500
Red Earth Community Foundation South Burnett Limited Burnett Inland Futures Strategy (BIFS) The project will deliver a holistic, regional strategy that has a 10, 20 and 50 year view, for the Burnett Inland region. Durong QLD $49,800 $99,600
Redland City Chamber Of Commerce Inc Championing Redlands Coast The project will develop a research report to provide economic information to identify employment opportunities, future gaps in skills, opportunities for upskilling or empowering of small businesses and attract investment and business for the Redlands Coast. Redland Bay QLD $18,182 $18,182
Riverland Wine Industry Development Council Incorporated Riverland Wine & Food Festival Gala Degustation Event The project will showcase local wine and produce at the inaugural Degustation Gala Dinner added to the Riverland Wine and Food Festival. The addition aims to broaden the demographic and promote the regional producers to a wider audience. Lyrup SA $20,000 $46,500
Rural Alive & Well Inc. Back to Timber The project will bring current, former and retired timber industry workers together at a new event across two weekends in summer 2022 to re-build community connection with a focus on resilience, mental health and wellbeing. Oatlands TAS $12,350 $13,000
Security4women Incorporated The Western Australian Economic Security4Women Connection Program The project will build the leadership capability of 10 female business leaders in remote or very remote Western Australia. Various WA $20,000 $20,000
Shepparton Arts Festival Inc Art in the HeART The project will transform 10 empty shops in the Shepparton CBD into pop-up exhibitions and workshop spaces for 1 month during the 2022 Shepparton Festival. Shepparton VIC $35,000 $70,300
Shire Of Christmas Island Indian Ocean Territories Cultural Arts Congress The project will bring together musicians and dancers from both Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island for two festival events at the Territory Week Festival 2021, as well as hold a congress for performers and cultural tourism businesses. Christmas Island Other $20,000 $20,000
Shire Of Christmas Island 2021 Christmas Island Youth Conference The project will deliver a week-long conference in July 2021 for young people on Christmas Island. Christmas Island WA $20,000 $20,000
Shire of Mingenew Mingenew Astrotourism Events Season The project will stage a series of Astrotourism events in the Mingenew region during 2021-2022. Mingenew WA $18,000 $20,000
South Burnett Regional Council South Burnett Agriculture Strategy The project will develop a regional agricultural strategy for South Burnett which will align with the Federal Government's Ag2030 plan, state-based and other regional strategies to set priorities for 2022-2027. Murgon QLD $19,992 $19,992
South East Region Development Assoc Inc South East Mountain Bike Strategy: Factors for success of MTB recreation The project will deliver a strategic plan informing future development of Mountain Bike infrastructure in South East Tasmania. Kellevie TAS $20,000 $20,000
Southern Downs Regional Council Supply chain mapping strategy The project will map existing supply chains in and around the Southern Downs region. Warwick QLD $40,000 $80,000
Southern Downs Regional Council Residential Attraction Strategy Project The project will develop a strategic action plan that will allow Council to attract new residents and benefit the Southern Downs Economy. Warwick QLD $25,000 $50,000
Southern Moreton Bay Islands Chamber Of Commerce Inc Redlands Coast Islands Festival Capability Infrastructure The project will expand the annual Karragarra Sea Market to a four day cross island event. Karragarra Island QLD $31,218 $39,718
St John Ambulance Australia Nt Inc Alternative employment pathways into healthcare jobs for regional NT youth The project will deliver a strategic plan to support regional youth development in the Northern Territory. The focus is on strengthening young people in regional communities of Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy utilising innovative engagement strategies and alternative employment pathways into the health care sector. Tennant Creek NT $90,468 $120,625
Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber Of Commerce Inc Strategic Plan The project will deliver a strategic plan designed to help businesses recovery and growth in the Granite Belt region of southeast Queensland. Stanthorpe QLD $21,329 $21,329
Taree Universities Campus Ltd MidCoast NSW Regional Skills Audit The project will undertake a skills audit to define skills and qualifications required to strengthen and grow the NSW Mid Coast region. Taree NSW $24,700 $49,400
The Mckell Institute A Skill Focused Audit for Regional NSW – Understanding Employment Gaps. The project will research and identify skill shortages, skill surpluses and service gaps in regional New South Wales. Armidale NSW $71,839 $143,679
Toowoomba Regional Council Meatstock Toowoomba 2022 The project will deliver a three day, beef and barbecue festival to Toowoomba in 2022. Toowoomba QLD $25,000 $50,000
Torres Shire Council WOZCF - Strategic Growth and Marketing Initative The project will develop a strategic plan for the growth and marketing of the biannual Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival (WOZCF). Thursday Island QLD $67,500 $90,001
Tourism Barossa Incorporated Barossa Region Destination Marketing Strategy The project will develop a tourism marketing strategy for the Barossa Region. Tanunda SA $50,000 $100,000
Tourism Marketing Committee - Yorke Peninsula Incorporated Yorke Peninsula Tourism Plan 2026 The project will develop a Yorke Peninsula tourism strategic plan for the next five years. Minlaton SA $20,000 $20,000
Town Of Gawler Gawler Kaurna Cultural Heritage Project The project will deliver a cultural assessment of areas of significance along the North Para, South Para and Gawler Rivers with a view to documenting the cultural heritage of the region. This will include conducting archaeological and some anthropological surveys to account for both aspects of cultural heritage sites and identifying opportunities to add value, both economic and social, to the community. Gawler SA $20,000 $41,980
Tweed Visitor Information Services Limited Tweed Tourism – Nature Based Tourism Action Plan The project will create a Nature Based Tourism Action Plan aimed at increasing the visitor stays and the value of visitors for nature tourism to the Tweed region in NSW. South Murwillumbah NSW $20,000 $20,000
Whitsunday Regional Council The Heart of our Identity: Whitsunday Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan The project will deliver a strategic plan which will explore and identify opportunities to build a robust and connected arts, culture and heritage community for the Whitsundays. Proserpine QLD $32,250 $64,500
Wimmera Development Association Incorporated Building Migration Pathways To Support Regional Growth The project will develop a strategy to attract culturally and linguistically diverse communities to Wimmera. Stawell VIC $96,000 $192,000
Wodonga Urban Landcare Network Finding Our Voice: media and messaging for volunteers The project will deliver a series of online and face to face workshops, group mentoring, and a workbook for environment and sustainability groups in the Wodonga region. Gateway Island VIC $20,000 $20,000
Women In Business & Regional Development • WiBRD Mentor Connect program The project will connect up to 170 current members and aspiring businesswomen over two years with an objective to improve their leadership capabilities and confidence via a structured mentoring program led by Women in Business & Regional Development and delivered both online through their website as an online mentor portal and through community based opportunities. Mount Gambier SA $20,000 $20,000
Words On The Waves Words on the Waves Writers Festival 2022 Event The project will develop a new annual writers’ festival, a school creative writing program and writing workshops for all ages. Umina Beach NSW $50,000 $132,840
Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association Inc Chardonnay Avenue Yarra Valley The project will deliver the Chardonnay Avenue Yarra Valley event, a street party-style event in May 2022 that will see collaboration between local artists, musicians, wineries, and food producers in Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region. Healesville VIC $203,000 $406,000
Yongergnow - Ongerup Community Resource Centre Inc Being a better Boss - Workshop The project will deliver the 'Being a Better Boss' workshop to business owners and farm managers from the primary sector impacted by a lack of seasonal workers due to COVID-19. The project aims to provide the skills to become an employer of choice, retain staff and thereby encourage workers to remain living and working in the local area. Ongerup WA $6,118 $7,338