Gosford looks to NBN for a lift

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Gosford on the New South Wales Central Coast could provide a vital economic shot in the arm and help revive subdued growth in the region a key development group has said. Chairman of the Central Coast branch of Regional Development […]

Vic councils to set up economic development grouping

Five councils in the Barwon South West region will create a regional economic development strategy as part of a Brumby Government scheme to boost rural and regional economies. In Torquay today to brief community leaders on the Brumby Labor Government's $631 million Ready for Tomorrow: A Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria, Regional and Rural Development Minister […]

McKew calls for regional focus in Western Sydney

By Angela Dorizas Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Local Government, Maxine McKew, has urged all levels of government to work together to tackle future challenges in Western Sydney. Speaking at the Regional Governance Futures Workshop in Penrith, Ms McKew called on councils to adopt a regional focus in planning for future community needs. “Just […]

WA Govt invests in regional airport upgrades

Local governments and airport operators in regional Western Australia can now apply for their share of more than $7 million State Government funding to improve airport infrastructure. Transport Minister Simon O’Brien said the Regional Airports Development Scheme funding would allow for essential upgrades in isolated communities. “For many isolated communities air-link is an essential connection […]

SA announces regional development bodies

By Rob O’Brien The Australian and South Australian governments along with the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) have announced the members for the eight new local consultative bodies that will form Regional Development Australia (RDA) South Australia. Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew, South Australian Minister for Regional Development, […]

Vic launches foodbowl website

 By Staff Writer A new website launched by the Victorian State Government is aiming to create new jobs and investment opportunities in the State’s Food Bowl region. Speaking from Strathmerton, Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan said the Victoria’s Foodbowl website would help attract new business and boost job numbers in the region as a result […]

Local leaders to chair Victorian regional development committees

By Staff Writer The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have appointed 83 regional and rural Victorians to serve on the state’s nine Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees. The community leaders will play a key role in determining the future growth and development of their towns. Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew, and […]


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