Hume Angus MP Taylor has called on councils and community organisations in the region to apply for funding under round five of the Building Better Regions Fund, with applications now open.
"2020 was a challenging year with bushfires, drought and a global pandemic but the fund will help to kick-start this new year, bringing support to community-driven projects at a time it is most needed," Mr Taylor said.
"This round of funding includes $100 million in dedicated funding for tourism-related infrastructure, boosting our regional tourism recovery while maintaining $100 million for broader community infrastructure and investment.
"I want to encourage organisations to apply for both the community investments stream and the infrastructure projects stream to enhance our community facilities, create much-needed jobs and encourage community cohesion.
Mr Taylor said the region had already benefited from previous rounds of the fund with investments in projects such as the Goulburn Water Reuse Scheme, Wollondilly Walking Track, Seiffert Oval Upgrade and more than $200,000 toward creating a Smart Hub at the GPO in Picton.
Applications are now open and can be submitted through the online portal at www.business.gov.au/bbrf.
If potential applicants have any questions regarding eligibility or delivery of the program, they can contact the AusIndustry Business Grants Hub on 13 28 46 to discuss their circumstances.
Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact their local Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee to discuss their application. More information, including contact details for your local RDA, can be found at www.rda.gov.au.
Applications close on March 5 with successful applicants expected to be announced in mid-2021.