Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

Building Better Regions Fund

The Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development recently announced the projects that have secured grants through the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 2. Congratulations to the four successful projects in the Wheatbelt.

Infrastructure Stream -
      • Shire of Toodyay - $4.7 mill to develop a sport and recreation precinct
      • Shire of Trayning - $363,317 for the aquatic centre redevelopment
      • Shire of Lake Grace - $20,000 towards refurbishing the Varley museum
Community Stream -
      • Narrogin - $19,500 for Regional Early Education and  Development (REED) Leadership Capability Building in the Wheatbelt’s Child Care Sector.
The Department is forecasting that the third round of the Building Better Regions Fund will occur prior to the end of this year. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us early to discuss your proposal and to take advantage of the support and resources we offer.

Please contact for more information and copies of our BBRF vimeos (copyright for Wheatbelt projects only)

To discuss your project and for assistance, please contact our Director Regional Development Mandy Walker on 0428 372 179 or

Download the full list of funded projects

BBRF Information and Resources - 

NOTE there are always changes to the guidelines between rounds so please be mindful these resources are based on previous rounds and although a valuable resource, some aspects may yet be updated
There are two streams of funding under the program:
1. The Infrastructure Projects Stream
2. The Community Investment Stream
The following resources are available to assist Wheatbelt applicants:
a.    Our office – please call our Director Regional Development Mandy Walker on 0428 372 179 or call the office on 9575 1888 and we can provide guidance and are happy to provide constructive comment on your draft application.
b.    For guidelines and application form visit the Business website.
c.    For tips see our BBRF Round 2 updated - Developing Infrastructure Funding Proposals Manual.
d.    For detailed tips and advice, we have also prepared a series of tutorials. This resource is available for Wheatbelt organisations only.
        a. Tutorial 1 – An outline of the BBRF
        b. Tutorial 2 – The Business Case
        c. Tutorial 3 – Merit Criteria 1 – Economic Value
        d. Tutorial 4 – Merit Criteria 2 – Social Value
        e. Tutorial 5 – Merit Criteria 3 – Value for Money
        f. Tutorial 6 – Merit Criteria 4 -  Project Delivery
Each tutorial is around 30 minutes long and will provide helpful guidance for meeting the point requirement for each of the Merit Criteria.  To obtain access to these tutorials please contact Pippa on or 9575 1888.  

For "Letters of Support" we request project applications be submitted for review at least one week prior to the funding closing date, or preferably earlier, to allow support data and information to be prepared.