The Cradle Coast Regional Investment Framework is a method to seek community support for a regionally significant project that will make a difference to the region’s economy.
The Regional Economic Development Steering Group (REDSG), made up of key industry, community and government leaders, will determine a register of projects that will be supported by CCA’s Member Councils to seek State and Federal Government funding. The REDSG does not have funding to allocate to projects and this is not a funding process.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Regional Economic Development Steering Group (REDSG) will maintain a list of regionally important projects, reviewed and updated quarterly. The first list was released in early 2020. The purpose of the list is for our region to speak with one voice in support of projects that will drive positive economic change. The REDSG can help by advocating for projects to:
- be funded (by State or Federal Government)
- be located in the Cradle Coast region as opposed to elsewhere
- gain community support
- be expanded or hastened
- benefit from Local Government collaboration or other support
Both infrastructure projects and “soft projects” (e.g. programs or initiatives) will be considered.
If you have a project that would benefit from the REDSG becoming involved, you can submit a Project Concept Brief. Please contact Carol Bracken, Program Manager – Regional Futures Plan on 6433 8430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and the relevant form.
How will the REDSG decide on the regional priorities?
The REDSG will assess proposals against criteria developed from the Regional Futures Plan. The REDSG will also consider the project’s readiness and the need for the REDSG to advocate for it. For more information see the summarised Futures Plan here.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Step 1 Request a Project Concept Brief form, and seek assistance if required from Carol Bracken, Program Manager – Regional Futures Plan, on 6433 8430, or email@example.com
Step 2 Fill in the template and obtain a letter of support from your local Council, Chamber of Commerce or similar organisation
Step 3 Submit to CCA via email
Step 4 Projects are assessed by the REDSG at least quarterly
Step 5 Feedback is provided on your submission
Stage 6 REDSG releases updated Cradle Coast Regionally Important Projects Register
If you have a project idea please read this application support information document – VIEW