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…

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…