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Infrastructure Grants

Please note that while we update our lists of available grants regularly, this is not a comprehensive list and closing dates and details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Grant Closes: 31st of December 2021 Value: $14,596 to $40.7699 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=012e25f9-75ca-4647-b57a-bf18d2888a28

This program provides funding to Local Councils for local road and community infrastructure projects. The scope of LRCI Program Phase 2 supports a broad range of eligible projects so communities can fund the infrastructure that they need, support businesses and create employment opportunities across their communities.

The LRCI Program Phase 2 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities.

Local Councils who have in place an executed Grant Agreement in relation to their ‘Nominal Funding Allocation’ under Phase 1 of the LRCI Program are eligible for Phase 2.


Last Updated: 26th of August 2021
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Domestic Airports Security Costs Support Grant Closes: 31st of December 2021 - 5:00 pm (extended) Value: Varies by applicant Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=3c03f3a7-f8b1-4d39-bcae-1cb67063784c

The objective of the DASCS program is to assist eligible domestic airports receiving Regular Public Transport (RPT) services to maintain regulated security screening obligations that must be met regardless of the reduced volume of aviation activity during the COVID-19 crisis.

By directly funding these costs, the DASCS program will provide relief for airports, a range of RPT airlines, including those servicing regional and remote Australia, and mitigate ticket price pressure at a time when consumer demand is fragile.

Last Updated: 8th of April 2021
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Regional and Remote Airports Security Awareness Program Grant Closes: 30th of May 2024 - 5:00 pm Value: $1,000 to $5,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=4e3e2dee-d596-4a25-8af7-19a7cc3ad2c6

This program provides re-imbursement funding to support regional and remote airports to meet requirements of the Screener Accreditation Scheme. The program aims to provide transitional support through the implementation of the new scheme with funding concluding in 2024.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support regional and remote airports to meet requirements of the Screener Accreditation Scheme
  • increase the delivery and effectiveness of education, training and testing for screening officers and air cargo examination officers
  • reduce the cost burden of airport security to regional airports
  • support regional airport compliance with the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.
Last Updated: 18th of July 2021
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Black Spot Program Grant Closes: Ongoing Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/

Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the programme reduces the risk of crashes. Programmes of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented

The Black Spot Programme makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 under the Infrastructure Growth Package to improve road safety across the nation.

The Government has announced changes to the programme’s eligibility criteria for 2015-16 and 2016-17 aimed at assisting local communities to compete for this additional funding over the next two years.

Under the new criteria, the minimum Benefit Cost Ratio for proposals has been reduced from 2:1 to 1:1. In addition, the minimum crash history of sites has been reduced from 3 to 2 casualty crashes over five years or 0.13 casualty crashes per kilometre per year over 5 years.

The criteria has also been amended to allow more funding for the proactive treatment of unsafe roads. Consultative Panels will able to allocate up to 40% of funding to sites on the basis of a road safety audit.

The Government has also guaranteed that at least 50 per cent of funding provided over the next two years will be dedicated to fixing roads in regional Australia.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Safe and Secure Water Program Grant Closes: Ongoing until expended Value: No minimum or maximum, $1 Billion total pool Run By: NSW Government Further Information: http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water/plans-programs/infrastructure-programs/safe-and-secure-water-program

The Safe and Secure Water Program (SSWP) is a $1 billion regional infrastructure co-funding program established in 2017 under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fund.

The SSWP will co-fund eligible water and sewerage projects that deliver economic growth in regional NSW through improvements to public health, water security, environmental outcomes and/or social benefits.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Major Project Status Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Government Support Run By: Major Projects Facilitation Agency Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/major-project-status

Major Project Status is the Australian Government’s recognition of the national significance of a project – for economic growth, employment or for regional Australia.

If your project gets Major Project Status, you’ll get extra support from the Major Projects Facilitation Agency (MPFA). This includes help with coordination and facilitation of Commonwealth Government approvals. Your project may need a range of approvals such as environmental, biosecurity or foreign investment approvals.

Most projects have Major Project Status for 3 years.

If approved, you will get:

  • A single entry point for Commonwealth Government approvals
  • Project support and coordination
  • Help with state and territory approvals

To be eligible, the project must have an estimated investment of more than $50 million and meet the following criteria:

  1. The project is of strategic significance to Australia
  2. The project requires Commonwealth Government approvals or involvement
  3. The project has sufficient financial resources and is commercially viable
Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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