The Government is seeking community and industry feedback on the draft grant opportunity guidelines for its new Regional Connectivity Program.

How it works

Why we want your input
We want to make sure that communities, governments and telcos’ can have their say on the program guidelines before they are finalised and the call for applications is made
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide feedback on the draft program guidelines by making a submission by 13 March 2020.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submissions will help us finalise the Regional Connectivity Program guidelines.

Consultation Information

Consultation tabs

The Issue
Consultation Period:  February 21, 2020 09:00 AEDT to March 13, 2020 17:00 AEDT

We are seeking feedback on the draft guidelines for the Regional Connectivity Program, a $53 million grants program to improve digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.

The Regional Connectivity Program will deliver ‘place based’, targeted investment to provide economic opportunities and enable full participation in the digital economy for regional communities and businesses.

The draft guidelines for the program outline the eligibility criteria for both participants and activities under the program, as well as the assessment criteria and application process for prospective projects. We welcome feedback on any aspects of the draft guidelines to ensure they meet the program’s objectives.

Relevant Documentation

Regional Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines Draft

Published 21st Feb 2020

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Regional Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines Draft


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Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.