The Building Better Regions Fund provides funding for infrastructure projects and community investment that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. There are two streams The Infrastructure Projects Stream and the Community Investment Stream. Both have separate guidelines so make sure you read the correct guidelines for your project. 

Click here for information and to apply for the fund.

 Access this PDF for guidelines supplied by RDA Riverina.



Businesses that invest in their futures grow and create new, sustainable jobs.  How does business find the support it needs to grow?

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Register on eventbrite: 

- Griffith

- Wagga

The Inaugural NSW Regional Events Conference

This year 2-4 May 2016 Wagga Wagga will host the Inaugural Regional Events Conference. 

The NSW Regional Events Conference will be the first conference of its kind in NSW. Finally event professionals and event stakeholders will have the opportunity to get together and hear from targeted and experienced presenters discussing issues and topics that directly impact the regional event industry.

 A quality program blended with networking opportunities, thought provoking/constructive discussions and smashing social activities is the NSW Regional Events Conference recipe and will appeal to those that are hungry for knowledge and strong industry contacts.

RDA Riverina are offering the opportunity for two young people (18-35 years) working within the tourism and events industry and residing in the RDA Riverina region (Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Griffith, Gundagai, Hay, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut and Wagga Wagga).

RDA Riverina is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to attend the NSW Regional Events Conference. For more information about the conference please visit

To complete the EOI form please clickhere

Should you have any queries please contact the RDA Riverina Project Officer, Marg Couch at

Breaking the Ice

The Australian Drug Foundation

With funding from New South Wales Health we’re providing community education concerned with crystalline methamphetamine or ‘ice’ throughout New South Wales.

We are determined to tell the truth about ‘ice’ by telling you real stories, providing you with factual information and giving you tangible tools that you can use to help make a difference.

Issues around ‘ice’ use aren’t limited to any particular part of the population - we’ve all got a stake in forging more resilient, healthier communities.

For more information please visit

Riverina Food and Beverage Directory Update March 2016

The March 2016 version of the Riverina Food Directory is now available. The Project Officer at RDA Riverina, Marg Couch has compiled the latest version which is available by Clicking Here. 

National Stronger Regions Fund Round Two

RDA‐Riverina welcomes the announcement this morning of nearly $6 million in funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) for significant community infrastructure projects across the Riverina.
RDA Riverina Chair, Diana Gibbs congratulated the following three Local Councils, Temora, Wagga Wagga and Gundagai for their successful projects under Round two of the funding. “These three projects are important community projects across the region and will contribute significantly to the sustainability and liveability of these towns’ Ms Gibbs said.

To download the full Media Release, ClickHere

Funding for Irrigators to buy renewable energy.

The Government backed Clean Energy Finance Corporation is poised to announce a partnership with a major bank, to help irrigators invest in more efficient energy.

For more information please visit