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The North Queensland Economic Diversification Grants were for projects that broaden and diversify economic opportunities in areas impacted by the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough. 

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Program information

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 were available on a competitive basis for projects in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors that diversify existing industries, start new ones and lead to more jobs.

Expressions of interest closed March 19 2021. Grants were assessed on a competitive basis and successful EOI applicants were invited to submit a full application.

For further details, including eligible areas, guidelines and frequently asked questions see below.

The North Queensland Economic Diversification Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Successful projects

To view a listing of the successful applicants of these grants and the projects they will undertake, visit the National Recovery and Resilience Agency website.

Eligible areas

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council

Round 1 key dates

1 February 2021 Expressions of Interest (EOI) open
19 March 2021 EOI close
By 16 April 2021 EOI outcomes will be advised and successful submissions invited to lodge a full application
By 9 July 2021 Full applications close
October 2021 Applicants will be notified of outcomes

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Last updated
22 October 2021