EXPORT HUB GRANTED FOR RDA ORANA

8 April 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Chairman John Walkom & the RDA Orana Committee are pleased that the Commonwealth Government have granted RDA Orana with the opportunity to establish a new Export Hub in the region. “This is a great outcome for the region, the funding for this hub will boost the economy by getting more businesses to access…

ORANA DESIGNATED AREA MIGRATION AGREEMENT (DAMA) SIGNED

5 April 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana chairman John Walkom & committee are pleased to welcome the Orana DAMA agreement between RDA Orana and the Federal Government signed this week. “This is a great win for the Orana region, increasing our semi-skilled and skilled migration to tackle our workforce shortage has been a key priority for RDA Orana over…

RDA ORANA WELCOMES FEDERAL BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENTS

4 April 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chairman John Walkom & the RDA Orana committee have welcomed the Federal Government budget, Mr Walkom said, there are some fantastic funding announcements in this years Federal Budget including a $100 million commitment to upgrading regional airports, “The expansion of our regional transport systems will create greater connectivity for our region for…

AUSTRALIAN FIRST COMING TO DUBBO, RECRUITMENT MARKETING MASTERCLASS

13 March 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Director Megan Dixon is proud to announce US Recruitment Marketing expert Tracey Parsons, will be conducting her only masterclass in Australia in Dubbo on the 22nd of March. “RDA Orana will be hosting the half day Recruitment Masterclass on the 22nd of March for employers struggling to attract talent by traditional recruitment methods,”…

$1 MILLION IN UPGRADES FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN MID-WESTERN REGION

18 March 2019 $1 million in upgrades for 12 projects was announced this week for community facilities in Mudgee, Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos thanks to the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program. The intention of these projects is to boost the community and economy during these very difficult times. These projects will stimulate the local community by using local resources, businesses,…

RDA ORANA WELCOME BUILDING BETTER REGIONS INVESTMENTS

14 March 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chairman John Walkom and the RDA Board has welcomed Round 3 of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund announcements for the Orana region this week. “RDA Orana have welcomed four significant funding announcements for the Orana region, totally over $12 million from the Community and Infrastructure Streams of the Federal Governments…

RDA Orana Proud Recipients of the Federal Agency Award

7 March 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana are the proud recipients of the Federal Agency Award from the Digital Innovation Advocates Awards in Sydney, RDA Orana Director Megan Dixon is pleased to announce. “Bizruption celebrated the Digital and Innovation Advocates Award at the Star Casino in Sydney at the end of February to recognise some of the active organisations and…

SCREENWRITER SHARES STORIES FROM THE SILVER SCREEN

22 February 2019 Regional Development Australia Chairman John Walkom was pleased to welcome American screenwriter Shirley Pierce and her partner from CRC Partners Australia Barry Pierce to the Orana this week. “Dubbo is the potential location for a future Hollywood rom-com movie, I’m pleased RDA Orana could assist Shirley and Barry by making introductions and to scout potential locations for…

NEW POLICE TRAINING CENTRE IN DUBBO

25 February 2019 Crime fighters across the Western Region will soon have a new local training facility thanks to a $35 million investment from the NSW Government. The state-of-the-art training facility will provide police officers with the necessary training to maintain high standards, and develop into new career paths in the Police Force. For regional cops who often travel to…

$14 MILLION FOR REGIONAL ROAD AND RAIL NETWORKS

20 February 2019 Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced this week $14,701,00 for 7 projects under the Fixing Country Roads and Fixing Country Rail programs in the Orana region. Fixing country roads: Walgett Shire- Reconstruction and sealing of Come by Chance Road between Walgett and Pilliga- $6,980,000 Walgett Shire- Reconstruction and sealing of Gundabloui Road between Collarenabri and Mungindi- $1,200,000…

COOLAH MULTI-PURPOSE SERVICE OFFICIALLY OPENED

21 February 2019 The $11.2 million Coolah Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) was officially opened this week. The new facility, funded by the state government, offers primary healthcare, age care and emergency services with the residential aged care beds in the town are now under one roof. The Coolah Multi-Purpose Service incorporates primary healthcare and community health services consolidating the 20 existing…

RDA ORANA THRILLED WITH $49,500 GRANT FOR ‘THE WELCOME PROJECT’

13 February 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chairman John Walkom is thrilled that RDA Orana were the recipient of a $49,500 grant this week for ‘The Welcome Project.’ “This grant will allow RDA Orana to provide a series of initiatives for migrants to feel more welcomed and encourage social inclusion into the 12 local government areas within the Orana…

CONTRACT SIGNED FOR NEW REGIONAL RAIL FLEET

14 February 2019 A contract has been signed for the $2.8 billion project to design, build and maintain the new regional rail fleet based in the Orana region. The contract has been signed with Momentum Trains, which is lead by Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles. It includes the construction of the new rail fleet, which is comprised of…