Resources Community Infrastructure Fund – Round 2 funding now open

Great news for Queensland resources communities with the second round of funding for community organisations through the Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF) now open.

If you live in or near a resource community in Queensland, you may be eligible to apply for Round 2 RCIF funding to develop local economic and social infrastructure projects.

RCIF funding can be used to further develop your economic and social infrastructure to access services that meet resource community needs and maximise and enhance community wellbeing.

💰 A total of $53 million is on the table, and that’s going to make a lot of difference for many of Queensland’s regional communities!

ℹ️ Interesting fact: the RCIF is made up of a $70 million contribution by Queensland resources companies and $30 million from the State Government. Its purpose is to boost the liveability of mining communities and the money is over and above funding already allocated to support regional infrastructure projects.

Applications close Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at 5pm.

Who are the GasFields Commission Queensland?

Established as an independent statutory body in 2013, the Commission’s purpose is to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Commission manages sustainable coexistence in petroleum and gas producing regions of Queensland, and will continue to do so as the industry expands into new and emerging basins.

Our vision is to achieve thriving communities in areas of gas development that are free from discord and supported by well-informed, respectful and balanced stakeholder relationships.

One way the Commission is endeavouring to realise this vision is by providing transparency and independent assurances that the onshore gas industry is appropriately regulated and held to account when needed. This in turn will help cultivate sustainable coexistence, whilst ensuring community and landholder confidence in the regulators and gas industry increases.

Drawing on its wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and by collaborating with other relevant entities, the Commission provides a range of support to communities and landholders, primarily through education and engagement. These education and engagement activities occur with individual landholders via Commission facilitated webinars, information sessions, publications (The Gas Guide, Shared Landscapes Reports), face-to-face meetings and public workshops.

It should be noted that the Commission does not engage in individual negotiations between landholders and gas companies, but rather provides communities and landholders with the information and support they need to make informed decisions and achieve good outcomes.