(Contributing division: Regional Programmes)
Effectiveness: Local advisory committees in specific regions undergoing major economic, social or environmental change develop local strategies to enhance the sustainability of their regions
Quality: Stakeholder satisfaction with the programme Improved cross portfolio and jurisdictional cooperation in addressing regional priorities
Cost: $40.2 million
Location: Throughout Australia
Regional priorities have been determined by each of the eight local communities guided by their advisory committees comprising business, community and local government representatives.
Advisory committees have begun considering projects. So far 72 projects have been approved across the eight regions, committing funding of over $21.1 million. These funds have leveraged over $59.7 million in investment from other partners in the regions. A total of $6.2 million has been expensed in 2002-03. Stakeholder support has been overwhelmingly positive.
Summary of Sustainable Regions administered expenditure: July 2002 - June 2003