INAUGURAL INLAND GROWTH SUMMIT SUCCESS

4 February 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chair John Walkom was very pleased the inaugural Inland Growth Summit was such a success. “It was a sold out event with attendees from across the Eastern Seaboard, including all levels of government and the private sector with a full day program that received a fantastic response from attendees,” Mr Walkom said.…

INLAND GROWTH SUMMIT, SHAPING UP TO BE EXCELLENT

25 January 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chair John Walkom and the Board are looking forward to RDA Orana’s first event of the year, the inaugural Inland Growth Summit on the 31st of January. “The event is shaping up to be excellent, with outstanding speakers, lunch and refreshments, and a fantastic networking event to finish off the day all…

$6 MILLION IN VITAL ROAD SAFETY UPGRADES

25 January 2019 The State Government this week announced $6 million in vital road safety upgrades in the Orana region as part of the latest round of the Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiative. The projects will include a $1.5 million spend for work on the Newell Highway between Brocklehurst and Coonabarabran, including…

BOURKE’S NEW ABATTOIR OPENS

3 January 2019 Bourke’s abattoir is open and aims to have 100 people employed by the end of January. The local council says the abattoir started processing goats on January 2 and currently have 60 employed workers on site. There have been major delays to the project’s construction and in November contractors claimed they were owed hundreds of thousands of…

$30 MILLION FOR A NEW CARPARK AT DUBBO HOSPITAL

23 January 2019 Residence of Dubbo and the great western community will soon have access to more than 350 additional free car parking spaces at Dubbo Hospital thanks to a $30 million state government investment. The carpark at Dubbo hospital can no longer handle the demands of patients and staff who need ready access to the expanding hospital services. The…

NARROMINE WETLANDS PROJECT $2.5 MILLION GRANT

24 January 2019 An almost $2.5 million grant from the state government for a Narromine Wetlands project will help to attract more tourists and generate local jobs. The grant will allow for the development of the southern portion of the existing wetlands reserve which will benefit the expansion of the three existing ponds to serve as a larger capacity storm…

DROUGHT COMMUNITIES EXTENSION PROGRAM

21 January 2019 With the announcement of Bourke Shire Council being successful in its application for $1 million under the Drought Communities Extension Program, there are increased employment opportunities for the community of Bourke. People who have their work interrupted because of drought and are currently unemployed or have had their usual hours of employment reduced, are encouraged to register…

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ORANA

18 January 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Director Megan Dixon is looking forward to the exciting times ahead in 2019. Mrs Dixon said “with the release of our first quarter report this week, it is time to reflect on the great accomplishments RDA Orana made in 2018, and look towards the fantastic events, initiatives and partnerships that we are…

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…

INLAND GROWTH SUMMIT, OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

16 February 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Director Megan Dixon is pleased to host six outstanding keynote speakers at the upcoming Inland Growth Summit at Lazy River Estate on the 31st of January. “The event aims to spotlight the real need for a regional policy and plan to support growth centres within Inland Australia,” Mrs Dixon said. “The focus…

INLAND GROWTH SUMMIT, A UNITED VOICE FOR INLAND AUSTRALIA

11 January 2019 Regional Development Australia Orana Director Megan Dixon invites you to join RDA Orana on the 31st of January 2019 for the inaugural Inland Growth Summit. Mrs Dixon said the Summit will put a spotlight on the role of Inland Australia and the challenges faced by Inland Centres to maintain population and achieve growth. “When Government talks about…

GOVERNMENT TO LAND NEW FLIGHT SERVICE FOR FAR NORTH WEST

14 January 2019 Passengers will soon be able to book flights to see their loved ones in Bourke, Cobar, Walgett or Lightning Ridge for the first time in years, following the release of a multi-million dollar tender to secure a new air services provider in the Far North West. This new air service provider will revolutionise travel for communities in…

NEW RURAL MEDICAL SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR DUBBO

14 December 2018 The University of Sydney, School of Rural Health in Dubbo are set to receive $7.65 million to expand and transform the existing premises and construct a new building on adjacent vacant land, offering a wealth of advantages for country-based medical students. The current model of medical training will be turned on its head. The majority of training…