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Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN with applicants having 10 weeks to prepare their application for submission.  Applications close 5.00pm (AEDT) 19 October 2017.

The $220 million Regional Jobs and Investment Packages supports the Australian Government's commitment to stimulate economic growth in Australian regions.

The program's intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs in ten pilot regions by investing in projects that will 

  • diversify regional economies 
  • stimulate long term growth 
  • deliver sustainable employment
  • enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.

There are ten packages, each is a locally led pilot, enabling each region to determine local priorities and growth industries to drive economic growth in their region and create jobs.

A Local Planning Committee will be responsible for developing their Local Investment Plan that outlines industry growth sectors, new market opportunities and future workforce needs. Grants will be available in targeted competitive funding rounds to projects that align with the priorities in each regions' Local Investment Plan. Details about the Local Planning Committees are in section 5.1. 

The program will invest in projects that will have long-term outcomes and will benefit the regions beyond the life of the program. Project outcomes should be sustainable without the need for ongoing government funding.

The program will only support new activities that go beyond business as usual or day-to day functions.

Click here to access the funding information for the Upper Spencer Gulf region

https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Regional-Jobs-and-Investment-Packages/Upper-Spencer-Gulf-South-Australia