The $150 million Regional Worker Accommodation Fund aims to increase prosperity, opportunity and liveability for regional communities by providing new housing and accommodation for where workers in key industries and their families are struggling to find places to live.
The fund will support employers to attract and retain workers by supporting projects that create more affordable housing and accommodation, stimulating economic growth and supporting our regions to thrive.
Funding will be provided for housing, accommodation and related infrastructure that increases the supply of appropriate and affordable housing and accommodation for key workers and their families. The projects must support job security, economic growth, and improved access to services across rural and regional Victoria.
Applicants may apply for grants between $150,000 and $5,000,000 (ex GST) per project. Funding will be delivered in rounds over three years, starting in 2023-24. There is no minimum co-contribution requirement. However, all applicants are encouraged to contribute towards the total project budget of eligible activities and expenses for key worker housing.
Expressions of interest opened 1 December 2023 and will close on 25 February 2024.
If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to submit a formal application in late March 2024.
Click here for more information and the Program Guidelines.