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  • Writer's pictureHon Sam Farraway MLC


Organisations, councils, not-for-profits and Aboriginal community groups across Orange with great ideas for infrastructure or regionally significant opportunities can help make them a reality, thanks to the NSW Government’s new $24 million Regional NSW - Business Case and Strategy Development Fund.

Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said the program will support organisations to engage experts when developing business cases for new project ideas.

“The Orange Electorate is primed for investment and the Business Case and Strategy Development Fund will deliver, giving promising projects the foundations to deliver great things,” Mr Farraway said.

“If you have a business case for a program that will activate investment or a plan for an Aboriginal cultural tourism project, check to see if you are eligible.

“This is another way the NSW Nationals are delivering for families, securing a brighter future by building a stronger, safer Regional NSW.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the regions are bursting with people full of ideas with the potential to create jobs, boost economies and attract investment.

“This fund is all about making great ideas and concepts a reality, providing regional opportunities for economic development, jobs and tourism,” Mr Toole said.

“Any successful project starts with evidence-based planning, and this program will help business cases stand out by outlining costs, community benefits and identifying any challenges.”

Funding will be available under two streams, with up to $19 million for regionally significant economic and community development projects, and up to $5 million for business cases that create opportunities for economic and community empowerment of Aboriginal people.

The Regional NSW - Business Case and Strategy Development Fund is part of the $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund and will help organisations build a pipeline of investment-ready projects for future funding opportunities.

For further information about the NSW Government’s Regional NSW - Business Case and Strategy Development Fund, inclu

ding program guidelines and eligibility criteria, go to


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