Budget response from RDA Orana


13-May-2015

Budget response from RDA Orana

Regional Development Australia Orana has welcomed the Australian Government’s focus on infrastructure and jobs and business in the 2015-16 Budget.

“These are focus areas for Regional Development Australia Orana, and are in line with our current regional plan” and project activity said Chair, John Walkom.

“We have recently undertaken wide-ranging consultation on the region’s infrastructure needs and understand that first-rate infrastructure is needed to improve productivity and drive economic growth. Similarly, our region’s businesses can only continue to grow if they have the right, skilled staff to support them. Any emphasis on job creation, skills and sustainability will benefit the economy.”

“With the budget now announced, we anticipate announcements on RDA Orana’s new committee appointments shortly, as the decision is currently resting with the relevant State and Federal Ministers. We look forward to working with any new committee members, and both the NSW State and Australian Government’s over the next three and four years to deliver on projects that grow the economic base of the region.”

The Australian Government has also today announced the dates for the next round of the National Stronger Regions Fund, a fund specifically targeted toward creating infrastructure that will stimulate economic growth in regional and disadvantaged communities.

“We congratulate the Dubbo City Council on their successful application to the first round of the fund and hope that the whole region sees greater benefits through this fund in the future.”


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