The Federal Government has announced a $500 million infrastructure spending packaged focused on the construction of state-of-the-art educational facilities across regional Australia.  


Guidelines for the $500 million Regional Priorities Round of the Education Investment Fund were released at the Regional Universities Campus Heads Conference at the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast Campus.


“This new infrastructure funding round will support regional higher education and vocational education and training institutions to improve their infrastructure, and help improve the quality of training and education regional students receive,” said Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education.


“Regional universities and campuses have strong relationships with their communities and an unmatched ability to build human capital to support regional, social and economic development,” Senator Evans said.


“That’s why we acted in this year’s Budget to deliver an increase of $110 million in regional loading payments to help regional campuses overcome the higher costs that they face.”


The draft guidelines for the Regional Priorities Round of the Education Investment Fund can be found here.

Interested parties are asked to provide written comments on the draft guidelines to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3 August 2011