Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

Children enjoy the Echuca Discovery Centre on the Murray River.The $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) is growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities throughout regional Victoria.

Forming part of a number of initiatives that recognise the need for government and local communities to work together and deliver projects and services to boost local business and attract more jobs and families to regional Victoria, RJIF will create jobs, kick-start growth and place the regions into the heart of Victoria's economy.

Regional Development Victoria (RDV) manages the RJIF's three programs:

  1. The Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF) –  aims to harness key regional strengths to improve regional Victoria's productivity and liveability
  2. The Regional Jobs Fund (RJF) – aims to facilitate job creation and retain existing jobs.
  3. The Stronger Regional Communities Plan (SRCP) –  aims to support rural and regional towns in attracting families and young people to live and work.

There are ten program streams with public grant programs under the fund.

The $20 million Food Source Victoria initiative will be funded under the Market Access program stream. Food  Source Victoria will build alliances across the agrifood sector to grow exports and build industry capabilities, and has its own targeted grant program.

Want to know more?

Visit Regional Development Victoria to find out more about RJIF and the public grant program streams.

Page last updated: 3 July 2017