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Stage 2: The New Normal

Stage 2: The New Normal

Projects commence in February/March 2021

  • The objectives, problem space, and evaluation criteria for both the COVID Safe Summer and The New Normal are the same
  • We are interested in projects that might need coordination among government agencies and stakeholders or more detailed codesign, and would commence in early 2021.
  • The appetite with Cohort 2 extends to a larger funding (up to $150,000 per project), with delivery commencing in March 2021, and available dedicated project management from TfNSW.
  • Stage 2 projects will go through a more involved codesign process and we fully expect to assist applicants in bringing together local and state agencies to deliver these projects

Applications open November 23rd, 2020 and close January 11th, 2021 at 5pm - all applications must be made via eTender

There’s a lot already out there - don’t forget to look into what the City of Sydney, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and other bodies are already doing too.


Key Dates and Milestones




Applications Open

Details and Application form on Digital Accelerator website

November 22

Launch event

Information session

November 24

Submission of questions close

Applicants may submit clarification questions

December 14

Applications close

Submissions must be received by 5pm

January 11

Shortlisted applicants notified

Invitation to participate in co-design with SME’s

January 18


Five minute pitch to a panel of Executive advisors

February 4

All applicants notified

Outcomes advised and invitations to contract negotiations sent for successful applicants.

February 11

Contract Negotiations

Contracts to be completed by this date

February 19

Projects Commence

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