THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
11 January 2012
Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon has welcomed the announcement that three Territory projects are a step closer, moving to full application stage as part of the $200 million Round Two of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).
The projects selected to proceed to full application are:
- The Michael Long NT Thunder Leadership and Learning Centre through the AFLNT;
- The Robinson River Skills Training Centre through the Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation; and
- The Roper Gulf and Vic Daly Shire Councils Joint Civic and Community Centre
Mr Snowdon said the decision to take the next step forward on the three projects was a crucial step closer to getting a green light for the delivery of each project.
“These three projects all have the potential to provide a significant boost to our Territory communities,” Mr Snowdon said.
“The quality of the projects received in the Territory was very high, making it a difficult choice to short-list.”
“The ones chosen all took into account the priorities of our Regional Plan and have the capacity to address the needs of Territorians," he said.
The list of projects selected across the RDA network that are proceeding to full application are available at http://www.regional.gov.au
The closing date for full applications is February 15, 2012. Eligible applications will be assessed by an Independent Advisory Panel and funded projects will be announced mid-year. RDA committees will also provide feedback to all unsuccessful applicants by the end of February 2012.
The RDAF is worth almost $1 billion over five years and is designed to boost economic and community development.
It is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to regional Australia.
More information on RDAF can be found at http://www.regional.gov.au
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