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Central West NSW investment

Media Release: Investment in essential services and infrastructure for Central West welcomed

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West has welcomed the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Budget committing funding to a raft of essential services and infrastructure projects across the region, including for freight connectivity, safety, youth support, education, water and health.

“This much-needed funding is vital for the continued functioning of our essential services and infrastructure” said RDA Central West Deputy Chair, Reg Kidd. “It is great to see the NSW Government recognising and catering for the growth of the region and to see them walking the talk when it comes to regional development.” (more…)

National Freight and Supply chain priorities inquiry

Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chains

The Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has announced an Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain priorities.

Business people, industry groups, freight consumers and suppliers, forwarders, primary producers and land developers are all invited to make submissions commenting on infrastructure needs and how these may be able to be met in the future to remain globally competitive. (more…)

Innovation Fund

Grants for small regional Councils

The NSW Government is offering $2 million funding for small regional councils with populations of less than 10,000 to develop new and innovative ways of working.

Round two of Innovation Fund grants are now available for Councils to develop new solutions and to help address the unique issues and challenges faced in these communities and maintaining local services. (more…)


CSU EngFest

EngFest is a four-day event at Charles Sturt University’s Bathurst Campus that will bring together industry, educators and the community, to showcase the works of the engineers of the future and to discuss and celebrate regional engineering.

Community members are warmly invited to attend the EngFest Community Day at Bathurst Campus, on Tuesday 6 June 2017 from 9am. (more…)

Landcare Awards

2017 Landcare Awards

Landcare awards recognise and showcase the commitment and accomplishments of those Australians working to protect the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture.

This year there are nine categories which are open to each state and territory. If you are involved in protecting or improving your local environment, farm, coastline, bushland, wetland, waterway, school, region, catchment or backyard, there is a category for you. (more…)

Aussie Farmers Foundation

Rural Hero Grant

The Aussie Farmers Foundation $50,000 Rural Hero Grant is now open for Expressions of Interest. This is an opportunity for charities to pitch their innovative solution to an issue impacting country Australia – using the power of social media.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to create a short, fun and engaging video about their project. (more…)

IMPACT7 Research

IMPACT Research

Are you working on solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges, food security, our health and wellbeing, or clean energy?

Researchers, innovators, teams and startups are invited to share their impactful research by applying to present at IMPACT7 in Melbourne on Tuesday 1 August 2017(more…)

Google Digital Garage Training

The Digital Garage Google Training

Google is holding a free business training event – The Digital Garage – in partnership with the Bland Shire Council, NSW Business Chamber and Murray Riverina NSW Business Chamber.

This event will cover the practical steps you can take to help put your business on Google Maps & Search and be found online by new customers. As well as what to do to respond to the increasing influence of mobile devices on consumer behaviour. (more…)