Businesses and residents 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.
The focus of the Recovery Fund is to put people back in work, retain existing jobs and improve the Central Coast 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 such as walking trails, regional events and work-ready training programs.
For the Coast to receive its fair share of funding, local organisations, including Council, need to apply for projects that deliver a clear public benefit, said Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch.
He said grants of between $200,000 and $20M are available to organisations through the open round which is also open to 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,” Crouch said.
Funding applications are open until December 11 at nsw.gov.au/blerfund
Media release, Oct 27
Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch