Regional councils, community and sporting groups, and charities on New South Wales borders can now apply for funding to deliver projects that will improve infrastructure, services and amenities across the Tweed border community.
Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest MP said the grants from $25,000 will be available to deliver projects within the next three years as part of the $10 million COVID Recovery round of the Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund.
Mr Provest said the region has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which followed crippling drought, bushfires and floods, and the fund would deliver the vital infrastructure needed to help the community get back on its feet.
“Funding is available to support infrastructure proposals in our cross-border community and I encourage interested applicants to contact the Office of the NSW Cross-Border Commissioner with an outline of the proposed project,” Mr Provest said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the NSW Government is committed to getting regional NSW back on track, in particularly the cross-border communities that carried an additional burden when borders closed due to COVID.
“The Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund works with other jurisdictions to ensure cross-border communities don’t miss out on local projects like better telecommunications and digital connectivity, accessing water supply or delivering social and sporting clubhouses or halls,” Mr Toole said.
“This fund has already delivered seven game-changing projects since it rolled out in 2018, from recreation facilities in Mungindi, to a new golfing precinct at Cobram-Barooga, and I look forward to seeing the projects this round will produce.”
Proposals require co-investment, proportionate to the benefit, from the neighbouring jurisdiction or private partner(s). The COVID recovery round expressions of interest close on 28 January 2022.
Applicants can contact the Office of the NSW Cross-Border Commissioner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To lodge an expression of interest, or for further information about program guidelines go to: www.regional.nsw.gov.au/our-work/ocbc