Cross-Border Commissioner's Infrastructure Fund

The $20 million Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund, established by the NSW Government, provides targeted investment in social, economic, environmental and cultural infrastructure in cross-border communities.

Funding is available to support infrastructure proposals within NSW cross-border communities where there is a formal cross-border agreement with NSW. Proposals require co-investment from the neighbouring jurisdiction or private partner(s) in the neighbouring jurisdiction. Applications for the Fund must detail how the infrastructure investment project will improve economic, social, cultural or environmental outcomes in both jurisdictions. Projects should support local procurement, job creation and skills development outcomes.

The Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner works closely with border communities to help identify potential projects.

Open round:

All funding rounds are currently closed.

Previous rounds:

COVID Recovery Round

The COVID Recovery Round was opened in November 2021 to support cross-border communities demonstrably impacted by the events of the past few years, particularly border restrictions.

Interested applicants submitted an expression of interest outlining the proposed project. The eligible projects were identified in January and invited to submit a full business case for consideration. The eligible projects that submitted business cases are being assessed and notified in May/June 2022.

Projects that receive funding are required to be completed within three years of the grant announcement. Funding is available to support infrastructure proposals in cross-border communities where there is a formal whole of government cross-border agreement in place. Proposals require co-investment from the neighbouring jurisdiction or private partner(s) in the neighbouring jurisdiction which is proportional to the expected jurisdictional or private benefit.  All grants are exclusive of GST.

The following resources and tools are available to support applications:

Applications open:       November 2021
Applications close:       11.59pm, 28 January 2022