Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development has announced the projects to be funded under Round Five of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Nationwide, a total of 298 projects have been approved for funding, with the Government committing an additional $100 million on top of the $200 million initially announced.

Successful Northern Territory projects from the Infrastructure Projects Stream include:

Baptist Care Northern Territory | Foodbank Domestic & International Disaster Logistics Center
The project will construct a distribution and logistics warehouse at Darwin Airport for Foodbank in the North Territory. The facility will allow for longer storage of perishable food and an increase in food production by one million meals per year.
Grant Approved: $3,800,000
Project Cost: $7,600,000

City of Palmerston | Construction of SWELL (Swimming, Wellness, Events, Leisure, Lifestyle)
The project will renovate and upgrade an aquatic centre.
Grant Approved: $5,000,000
Project Cost: $15,000,000

Foodbank of South Australia Incorporated | Foodbank Alice Springs – Cool Room & Freezer Project
The project will construct freezer and cool room facilities
Grant Approved: $141,735
Project Cost: $188,980

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations | New RFDS Tennant Creek Patient Transfer Facility & Open Hangar
The project will construct a purpose-built Patient Transfer Facility (PTF) and a conjoining open hangar at Tennant Creek Airport
Grant Approved: $949,500
Project Cost: $1,266,000

Successful Northern Territory projects from the Community Projects Stream include:

Developing East Arnhem Limited | East Arnhem Tourism Growth project
The project will develop a three-year destination marketing plan for East Arnhem Land and deliver a signature event “East Arnhem Live” – a three-day music festival showcasing Yolŋu (landowners of East Arnhem Land) musicians and culture.
Grant Approved: $156,005
Project Cost: $209,155

St John Ambulance Australia NT Inc | Alternative employment pathways into healthcare jobs for regional NT youth
The project will deliver a strategic plan to support regional youth development in the Northern Territory. The focus is on strengthening young people in regional communities of Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy utilising innovative engagement strategies and alternative employment pathways into the health care sector.
Grant Approved: $90,468
Project Cost: $120,625

For the full lists of the successful projects follow the links below –
Infrastructure Project Stream and the Community Investments Stream

RDA NT congratulate the Territory recipients and wish them every success with their projects. Many excellent projects were unsuccessful in this round and we will continue to work with those organisations to progress those projects.

For applicants and projects that have been unsuccessful, feedback sessions are being offered by the Business Grants Hub. Feedback allows you to strengthen your project proposal for future BBRF rounds or other funding opportunities, we encourage you to share the feedback you receive with us so that we can assist you with the challenge of financing your project. Please email by 19 November 2021 to arrange an appointment.

Questions related to BBRF Round Five should be directed to the Business Grants Hub in the first instance and copied to .

It is anticipated the BBRF Round 6 will be opened before the end of the year and due to the number of applications this round, unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to seek feedback from the BBRF program to strengthen their applications and re-apply.