Businesses and residents on the Central Coast are now eligible for funding for new infrastructure and initiatives that will drive economic recovery, thanks to the State Government’s $250M Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said funding applications opened on October 27.
“The Central Coast has endured the triple whammy of bushfires, flooding and COVID-19 over the past 12 months,” Crouch said.
“The focus of the Recovery Fund is to put people back in work, retain existing jobs and improve our region through infrastructure and industry development.
“This much-needed funding is available for a variety of projects, such as community and cultural infrastructure, tourism infrastructure like walking trails, regional events and work-ready training programs.
“For the Central Coast to receive its fair share of funding, local organisations including Central Coast Council need to apply for projects that deliver a clear public benefit.”
Crouch said grants of between $200,000 and $20M are available to organisations through the open round, including Council, Business Chambers, businesses, charities and the Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Alongside the open call for project ideas, shovel-ready projects are being identified in bushfire-impacted areas, including parts of the Central Coast, so that they can be considered and fast-tracked, he said.
Funding applications are open until December 11 at www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund.
Media release, Oct 27
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch