OPPORTUNITIES AND CELEBRATION FOR THE ORANA REGION

17 June 2019 Opportunities and knowledge sharing were the themes of the first Orana Mining Energy and Transport Industry Forum held on the 13th of June. “Without a doubt in this region, this is our time, now is the time to be thinking globally but acting locally” RDA Orana Chairman John Walkom said. “The day was filled with 16 outstanding…

ORANA BOASTS REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

14 June 2019 Business is booming in the Orana, with a new report revealing a rapid level of growth in regional employment. The Australian Jobs 2019 report, released by the Federal Government’s Department of Jobs and Small Business, shows that the Orana and Far West had the second highest growth rate in the state behind the Mid North Coast region.…

THE STATE OF THE REGION DINNER CELEBRATING SUCCESS

4 June 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Chairman John Walkom and the committee would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the successes and triumphs of the Orana and the fantastic 13,741 businesses in the region at The State of the Region Dinner on the 13th of June. “RDA Orana are proud to be hosting an evening celebrating…

Government Funding for Emergency Water Works in Bourke Shire

24 May 2019 The NSW Government announced this week additional funding of $811,000 for Bourke Shire Council to carry out emergency works that will secure the drinking water needs of communities in the Orana. In December 2018, more than $1.2 million in funding was provided to Council to sink an additional groundwater bore, as very low Darling River flows saw…

THE ORANA REGION’S FIRST MINING, ENERGY & TRANSPORT INDUSTRY FORUM

22 May 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Chairman John Walkom encourages all business owners and managers from across the region to join RDA Orana on the 13th of June 2019 for the first Orana Mining, Energy & Transport (MET) Industry Forum. Mr Walkom said, “Here at RDA Orana we are thrilled to be able to host this one-day Mining and…

DUBBO CITY AIRPORT OVERHAUL

23 May 2019 Dubbo City Regional Airport’s planned overhaul includes 11 new hangars, lighting and taxiway upgrades, an aeromedical facility, new link road and associated services. The redevelopment will strengthen the facility’s importance as a hub for growth and connectivity, with the potential to aid tourism, health, transport and infrastructure as a key economic gateway to the Orana region. The…

NARROMINE FINALIST IN RURAL WOMEN’S AWARD

17th May 2019 With a background encompassing both rural and environmental management, Narromine’s Karin Stark has developed a passion for renewable energy on-farm. A finalist in the NSW-ACT Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award, Ms Stark hopes to harness more interest and investment in an area of farming that will bring multiple benefits. The main areas of focus are wind, solar and…

ORANA REGION SUCCESS AT WESTERN BUSINESS AWARDS

15 May 2019 Orana region businesses have walked away successful in the 2019 Western NSW Regional Business Awards with 6 of our local business coming out on top at the awards ceremony at Blue Wren Winery on the 10th of May. Regional Development Australia Orana Director Megan said, “Congratulations to all the finalist, “It is absolutely outstanding to see local…

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Record Visitation

5 May 2019 A record number of people have visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo during the recent school holidays. During the two weeks there were more than 28,000 guests who visited the attraction, 43% higher then the same school holidays in 2018. The tourism industry is essential to the Orana economy, and tourism attractions in the Orana including the zoo…

NSW Government announces International Air Freight Study

6 May 2019 As Export Development is a key pillar of RDA Orana it was welcoming to hear the NSW Government announced this week it is undertaking a pre-feasibility study to improve international air freight connectivity in regional NSW and export fresh produce faster than ever. Air freight is the fastest way for producers to deliver meat, dairy, fruit, nuts…

ORANA FINALISTS NAMED IN REGIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

6 May 2019 The Orana has been showcased in the 2019 Western NSW Regional Business Awards, with 16 businesses from the region named as finalists in the upcoming event. RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon was pleased with the recognition which celebrates business excellence in western NSW. “The exposure that a business receives through these awards is important…

Dubbo Macquarie Street Development Approved

18 April 2019 Approval has been grated by the Joint Regional Planning Pannel for the $114.7 million MAAS Group Family Properties development on Macquarie Street this week. The ten storey plans are comprised of commercial premises on the ground floor, two levels of car parking, levels three and four will be offices and the final four levels will be serviced…

TAFE adds courses to Mudgee & Dunedoo

12 April 2019 Business Administration, Hospitality and Individual Support (Ageing) are just some of the courses that can now be accessed at TAFE NSW Mudgee and Dunedoo thanks to an innovative course delivery method to regional and remote communities in Western NSW. Historically, some courses might not have progressed due to low class sizes. TAFE Western Connect combines practical, hands-on…