Funding Moves Closer for Local Projects

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Tweed’s Knox Park Youth Precinct and Byron’s Buttery Addiction Recovery Centre are among a number of local projects to be selected for final funding appraisal by Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers (RDANR).

Yesterday RDANR announced five local projects had been selected to full application stage for round three of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) and three projects for round four.

Round three provides grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 for projects located in towns with a population of 30,000 or fewer.

Round four allocates grants of between $500,000 and $15 million for priority regional infrastructure projects that also leverage funding from state and local governments and the private sector.

The projects selected to proceed to the final stage of the application process will deliver real benefits to local communities.

RDANR chair Ian Tiley said they received a number of high-quality project proposals, making it difficult to choose those to proceed to the final stage of the application process.

‘The projects chosen took into the account the priorities of our Regional Plan and other identified community priorities, and address the needs of the region,’ he said.

‘The projects are backed by a strong level of community support and are ready to proceed. They will each have a positive long-term impact on our region and neighbouring regions.’

Projects selected to proceed to full application in the RDA–Northern Rivers region are:

Round Three:

Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre for Jumbunna Extensions
Kyogle District Care Connections Inc for Kyogle Community Gym
Koinonia Ministries Limited for Upgrading Accommodation for the Community
Clarence Valley Council for the Connecting to the Clarence – McLachlan Park Project
Tweed Shire Council for the Knox Park Youth Precinct
Round Four:

Richmond Valley Council for Casino Regional Livestock Exchange Upgrading
The Buttery Limited for The Buttery Addiction Recovery Centre
Clarence Valley Council for the Clarence Valley Regional Airport Upgrade.
Source: Echonet Daily

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