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Regional Development Australia


  • $100,000 in Grants Available to Adopt Youth Ideas

    28 March 2018

    Applications are now open for the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants!

  • New solar pumping checklist to help irrigators get the best value from solar

    28 March 2018

    New South Wales Farmers Association (NSWFA), in conjunction with Riverina and Murray Regional Development Australia, has released a detailed checklist for anyone considering installing a grid-connected or diesel hybrid solar pumping system.

  • Opening of Inland Rail regional offices

    02 March 2018

    The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail is moving ahead, with the Australian Government announcing the opening of three regional offices in Dubbo, Toowoomba and Wodonga on Monday 5 March 2018.

  • Central Coast food innovation initiative

    01 March 2018

    The Central Coast Food Innovation Region Initiative was originally developed in 2016 by RDA Central Coast. Central Coast Industry Connect became a partner in 2017 to assist in the deployment of the strategy and its industry-focused projects.

  • Riverina profile provides snapshot of the region

    01 March 2018

    With a focus on facilitating the growth and prosperity of the region, RDA Riverina has produced a Regional Profile to help local government, industry, small business and community groups better understand the region in which they operate.

  • RDA Riverina hosts PNG dignitary

    21 February 2018

    RDA Riverina hosted The Hon Dr Willian Tongamp MP, Governor of Jiwaka, Papua New Guinea, during his trip to Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 14 February.

  • The Orana region: A place to call home

    21 February 2018

    Over the past decade, NSW's Orana region has become a hub for skilled migration, with local communities providing as many reasons to make the move as potential job opportunities.

  • RDA Murraylands and Riverland Jobs Connection Service for displaced Thomas Foods International workers

    20 February 2018

    A free Jobs Connection Service is being established to help displaced Thomas Foods International (TFI) workers find new job opportunities in the Murraylands and Riverland region of South Australia, following a devastating fire which engulfed the company's abattoir at Murray Bridge on 3 January 2018.

  • Entries are now open for the 2018 National Awards for Local Government

    02 February 2018

    The National Awards for Local Government is an annual celebration of Australian local government achievements. The Awards highlight innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference within their communities. The Awards are administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities with support from sponsoring Australian Government departments, Woodside Energy Ltd. and LG Professionals Australia.

  • Smart Cities and Suburbs Program—Round One projects

    30 January 2018

    The Australian Government's $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

  • Urban agriculture events in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

    19 January 2018

    A number of talks, workshops and forums on urban agriculture will take place in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne in February promoting the benefits of urban agriculture and providing knowledge and expertise in establishing urban agricultural projects in urban and peri-urban environments.