Additional funding for Australia’s ‘5G Innovation Initiative’ announced

10 Dec 2021

Australia’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) has announced that the government is investing a further AUD20 million (USD14 million) in funding for a second round of the ‘Australian 5G Innovation Initiative’. In a press release regarding the development, the government body suggested that the initiative ‘will enable organisations to trial the use of 5G technologies that could transform the Australian economy and encourage more businesses to adopt 5G technology’.

With the DITRDC having said that the second round of the initiative will make an additional AUD20 million available for projects, it noted that up to AUD2 million of this will be allocated for projects in the Western Parkland City which will build on the Australian Government’s investments under the Western Sydney City Deal.

Consultation on the draft guidelines for the second round of funding will commence in the coming weeks, the DITRDC noted, with applications to open early in 2022.