Resources for Regions
The Resources for Regions program is sourced from Restart NSW, the NSW Government’s fund for infrastructure to support economic growth and productivity.
Resources for Regions aims to support regional and rural NSW communities affected by mining by addressing infrastructure constraints.
Resources for Regions funded projects
Since 2012, $208 million has been allocated to 32 infrastructure projects in mining affected communities. These projects make a significant contribution to local communities. They include infrastructure across the health, water, road, education, tourism sectors and investment in CBD renewals to increase attractiveness as a place to live and do business.
The NSW Government has launched the 2015-16 Resources for Regions funding round with an additional $32 million available. Regional and rural communities affected by mining were encouraged to apply for funding by 7 April 2016.
Applications have closed and fourteen projects have now been shortlisted.