$10.2 million for the Bogan Shire

29 July 2019 The Bogan Shire Council has received $10.2 million to improve water infrastructure in the shire. The funding from the NSW government is expected to further improve the shire’s water infrastructure, including the construction of a second storage dam to almost double the current water holding capacity. Included in the funding is $8.2 million for the construction of…

RDA ORANA WELCOME DUBBO HOSPITAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE

24 July 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Director Megan Dixon was pleased to support the launch of Western NSW Health District recruitment marketing strategy launch on July 23rd.s Mrs Dixon said, “Here at RDA Orana one of our key pillars is workforce development, which is why we developed our annual Orana@Work series, this year it focused on recruitment marketing with…

BUSH SUMMIT WELCOMED BY RDA ORANA CHAIR

19 July 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chairman John Walkom has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan to boost the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector in Australia. The announcement to make it a $100 billion industry by 2030 came during the Daily Telegraph’s Bush Summit held in Dubbo on July 18. “We support the Morrison government’s aim to drive…

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$15.4 million for the Orana from the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus Package

19 July 2019 The NSW Deputy Premier John Barliaro this week announced 4 projects for the Orana region. With the funding coming from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package, which aims to deliver economic benefits for local economies experiencing the flow-on effects of the drought. $1 million was announced in Nyngan for two of the last brick railway stations west…

Regional Tourism Awards Finalists

5 July 2019 A number of businesses and organisations from the Orana region have been named as finalists in the Riverina Murray and Country & Outback Regional Tourism Awards which will be held in Dubbo on July 27. Visitor experiences, glamping accommodation, farm stays and more traditional service offerings are among the providers invited to the gala evening to be…

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Director Megan Dixon is calling on all Orana young entrepreneurs looking to attend the 2019 Central West Young Entrepreneurs Summit. “RDA Orana is seeking expression of interest from people not located in Mudgee and who may be interested in travelling together by bus to and from the Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Mudgee on the 25th…

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…