Delivering projects and creating jobs in regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is continuing to back community projects in regional Victoria that create jobs and make our regions even better places to live and work.

Thirty-five projects in rural and regional communities will share in more than $16 million from the Regional Infrastructure Fund to improve liveability and attract more residents and visitors to towns.

One of the projects is $500,000 in road and level crossing improvements to pave the way for a private housing subdivision at Ararat. 

The residential subdivision will deliver nearly 140 new, much-needed houses for the town and surrounding community, and create more than 300 jobs.

The extra housing will help fill local workforce shortages and meet interest from people looking to move to Ararat.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and helps councils to build the infrastructure locals need.

The fund is key to the Government’s record $2.6 billion Delivering for Regional and Rural Victoria Program unveiled in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 to deliver quality education, health, transport and record jobs.

Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at