The Australian Government has announced a new $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund aimed at funding transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.
The program will run over four years from 2018-19 to 2021-22. (more…)
Decentralisation and policies focussing on jobs and infrastructure for regional areas must form a significant part of the national strategy to combat the dire consequences of the unprecedented population growth in metropolitan cities over the next 30 years, says Regional Development Australia Central West Acting Chair, Reg Kidd. (more…)
If the business development enquiries we have received over the past month is anything to go on, 2018 may be a year of unprecedented economic development in the Central West. Domestic and international interest in investing in the region is increasing, especially in the ag-tech and ag-finance sectors. (more…)
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. (more…)
Renewable energy groups, community organisations and local government representatives who are wanting to enhance their skills in implementing renewable energy projects in Central West NSW, are invited to attend this one-day workshop. (more…)
Loans can be used to assist cooperatives to improve production facilities or to purchase capital assets to expand or modernise. (more…)
Colton Computer Technologies in conjunction with Orange Young Professionals, and Orange Business Chamber, are hosting an information and networking night – ‘Defend the (data) Breach!’ explaining Australia’s New Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws, and what you need to know. (more…)
The Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak has organsied a NSW Regional Technology Expo in Orange to showcase innovative technologies that are presently being incorporated into the Business, Industry, Agriculture, Education and Health fields in Regional NSW. (more…)
Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a new community resource. (more…)
CenWest Innovate is holding a number of Next Stage Growth Program information sessions across Central West NSW, explaining how they can support your business growth goals. (more…)
Country to Canberra, a youth-led not-for-profit organisation running leadership programs across Australia, is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) from people interested in bringing FREE Project Empower motivational workshops for young women to your regional community. (more…)
The Heritage Activation Grants are available for projects designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage items, such as physical works for public access, public programming, strategy development and business planning.
The grants are administered through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for amounts of between $10,000 to $100,000 per application. (more…)