EO Update - August 2016


31-Aug-2016

EO Update - August 2016

The RDA Orana team has been out and about around the region quite a bit this month, and isn’t it great to see our country looking so fresh and green!

On one of these regional trips, we visited Cobar for a public meeting about the proposed BioHub. There is evidently a great deal of interest in the BioHub, just ask the 70 or so people who attended!

Urbis has commenced a major freight and logistics capability study for the Orana region. If you haven’t yet had a chance to have your say, I strongly encourage you to complete this quick survey which forms the first part of this study. Link here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2903023/RDAOranaFreightandLogisticscapability

We recently hosted some visitors from Korea’s Gyeongbuk Provincial College. They were able to meet with TAFE and tour their facilities while they were here. RDA Orana has now been able to facilitate a number of cross-border educational partnerships and we look forward to seeing this bilateral relationship develop.

The social media component of the Love The Life We Live regional relocation campaign has commenced. RDA Orana is working on this project in conjunction with 10 Orana councils. The campaign encourages young skilled workers to make the move from Sydney to the Orana, by promoting the benefits of living and working here. If you haven’t yet seen the website showcasing these benefits, have a look at www.lovethelifewelive.com.au. And if you’re a social media enthusiast, follow Love The Life We Live on Facebook, @oranalife on Twitter and lovethelifewelive.orana on Instagram.

Work Inspiration is being rolled out around the region after the successful pilots in Dubbo. RDA Orana is currently helping employers and the school to plan the program in Warren, so we’re expecting some school students to be taking part in a valuable work experience before too long.

RDA Orana and the Warrumbungle Shire Council recently hosted discussions about the possibility of the Warrumbungles becoming part of UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network, which would be a great coup for the Orana region. We will continue to facilitate similar discussions to support this goal.

The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction has been announced and will occur in November. The Orana has been very successful in previous rounds, so I would encourage people to enter their eligible projects for this round.

We look forward to catching up with more of our stakeholders soon.


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