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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ORANA WELCOMES BIZ HQ TO THE REGION

17 January 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Director Megan Dixon is happy to welcome a new face in the office with Central NSW Business HQ setting up in Wingewarra St. “I am very pleased that Biz HQ are now able to bring their low-cost advice, support, digital advisory services and training for small to medium businesses to a greater part…

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ROUND 3 OF REGIONAL FUND OPENS WITH A TOURISM SLANT

Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) has been announced, with an additional $200M giving further opportunity for eligible applicants to apply. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said the previous rounds of the BBRF had been beneficial for the Orana region. “Baradine, Mudgee, and Cobar were all successful applicants in the last round of funding,”…

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Funding available for regional tourism

Regional NSW Minister John Barilaro’s announcement of government funding towards new tourism projects across regional NSW has been welcomed by RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon. “This kind of funding can be used as a cash injection into our regional economies,” she said. “Anything that helps boosts rural communities is positive news.” Round two of the $300 million…

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Passage to India

The NSW Government is leading a delegation to Mumbai and Delhi in September to provide opportunities for NSW food and beverage exporters. The purpose of the visit is to promote producers and capabilities and to create government supported networking and business matching opportunities with Indian buyers. The delegation will run for one week from September 23-30. Travel and accommodation expenses…

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Orana communities benefiting from Building Better Regions fund

Three communities in the Orana region have benefited from the latest round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Cobar will host The Grey Mardi Gras after successfully securing $37,500. The project will fund a three-day ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s themed festival, comprising of activities including a parade, Baby Boomers picnic concert and fashion and food competitions, providing a…

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Writing for TV workshop for regional screenwriters

  Screen writers from regional NSW, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory will have the opportunity to participate in story and character development for a TV drama as part of an upcoming workshop for WIN.  The 2-day Screenworks 2018 Writing for TV Intensive offers regional screenwriters the opportunity to observe how a story is developed, contribute to the process…

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Regional Platters program

Primary producers within the areas of Dubbo Regional, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Warren and Warrumbungles Regional Councils are invited to participate in the Regional Platters program. With strategic marketing to travel agencies, visitors, resellers, new residents and the media, the program is designed to increase the reach of businesses to expand their customer base. Participants will also be able to…

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Stage One of Regional Growth Fund closing soon

Time is running out for developers in the Orana region to apply for a share of a $272M fund which has the power to transform entire communities. “The Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund supports long-term economic growth in regional Australia and has the potential to create jobs and build stronger regional communities,” RDA Orana executive officer Megan Dixon said. The…

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Heywire Regional Youth Summit Ideas

The 2018 Heywire Regional Youth Summit in February was an event geared towards young people from across the nation who gathered to discuss how to make life better for themselves and their peers. The youth from regional, rural and remote Australia developed seven ideas to improve the lives of young Australians: – Connecting to Culture – is a community festival…

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Opportunities abound for indigenous jobseekers

Fletcher International Exports is already putting the Tailored Assistance Employment Grants program to work, adding young Aboriginal employees from Walgett to its workforce. The meat processing plant has taken advantage of the Federal Government scheme which aims to provide training and employment opportunities in the industry for 200 indigenous youth. With expansion of the meat processing sector, there is now…