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Message from the Director

This last fortnight has been busy for the RDA ACT team. We are now prepared to promote two events that we have been organising,...

Image for the news item: $1.5 million in new grants for science-based projects and workshops

$1.5 million in new grants for science-based projects and workshops

The Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) invites Australian research organisations and businesses to apply for funding...

Image for the news item: Nominations now open for 2018 Canberra Women in Business Awards

Nominations now open for 2018 Canberra Women in Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Canberra Women in Business Awards!

Image for the news item: Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund now open

Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund now open

The Building Better Regions Fund Round 3 is open once again. $200m is available in this round for the infrastructure stream...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT welcomes release of Statement of Principles for Australian Innovation Precincts

RDA ACT welcomes release of Statement of Principles for Australian Innovation Precincts

RDA ACT welcomes the recent release of the Statement of Principles for Australian Innovation Precincts by Minister Karen...

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Message from the Director

Chefs, construction workers, pilots, carpenters, software engineers....why would they be in the same list? Answer: there...

Image for the news item: Could Canberra have a farming-led future?

Could Canberra have a farming-led future?

First, we were a government town. Next, a “knowledge city”. And now, according to those driving regional collaboration,...

Image for the news item: Business Essentials: Business 101 training to give you the basics to get started in business

Business Essentials: Business 101 training to give you the basics to get started in business

Business Fundamentals is the perfect workshop for those thinking about going into business, or even those who are in the...

Image for the news item: Join the next Market Visit to China

Join the next Market Visit to China

Realising the importance of becoming China-export ready, Canberra Business Chamber is organising an exploratory Mission to...

Image for the news item: Have your say on the ACT's Nature-based Tourism Strategy

Have your say on the ACT's Nature-based Tourism Strategy

Canberrans love nature. We're surrounded by it and we're affectionately known as the Bush Capital of Australia.

Image for the news item: What does it take to be ready for international business?

What does it take to be ready for international business?

It’s important to consider if your business is ready and to be sure that you understand exactly what exporting entails...

Image for the news item: Doing business in overseas markets? Meet our regionâs TradeStart Adviser

Doing business in overseas markets? Meet our region’s TradeStart Adviser

Doing business in overseas markets? Meet Anton Pemmer our region’s TradeStart Adviser.

Image for the news item: Register your interest for the next round of the SME Growth Program

Register your interest for the next round of the SME Growth Program

The SME Growth Program is aimed at driving small business growth and competitiveness. We are looking to work with ambitious...

Image for the news item: ACT grants to help mature workers overcome job barriers now open

ACT grants to help mature workers overcome job barriers now open

The 2018 ACT Mature Workers Grants Program is now open for applications. The closing date for submission is midnight, 1 October...

Image for the news item: Free industry skills forum in Canberra

Free industry skills forum in Canberra

Register now for AIS forum that explores future skilling of Australia's workforce. Join industry leaders in discussions at...

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Message from the Director

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) national forum was held in Canberra last week and brought together 55 regions to...

Image for the news item: Join RDA ACT at the ACT Major Projects Conference

Join RDA ACT at the ACT Major Projects Conference

RDA ACT Director Michael Claessens will be speaking at the ACT Major Projects Conference 2018 from 28-29 August.

Image for the news item: Accenture opens Canberra innovation hub for defence and national security

Accenture opens Canberra innovation hub for defence and national security

US consultancy firm Accenture has opened an innovation hub for defence and national security in Canberra.

Image for the news item: New cyber security hub for Canberra

New cyber security hub for Canberra

The Federal Government has opened the Australian Cyber Security Centre new headquarters in Canberra, a purpose-built facility...

Image for the news item: Social enterprise âCode Like a Girlâ  coming to Canberra

Social enterprise ‘Code Like a Girl’ coming to Canberra

This September Code Like A Girl is coming to the ACT! We'll be doing a deep dive into data science with one of our favourite...

Image for the news item: Still one month left to apply for Multicultural Participation Grants Program

Still one month left to apply for Multicultural Participation Grants Program

Applications are now open for the 2019 Multicultural Festival Participation Grant Program, provided by the ACT Government.

Image for the news item: ACT 10 year education strategy released

ACT 10 year education strategy released

The ACT Government has recently launched the Future of Education Strategy which outlines a 10 year plan for education in...

Image for the news item: First round of funding for affordable housing innovation

First round of funding for affordable housing innovation

The ACT Government have recently announced the first three projects to be funded under the $1 million Affordable Housing...

Image for the news item: Free Austrade webinar âDoing business in Bangladesh: Opportunities for Australian exportersâ

Free Austrade webinar “Doing business in Bangladesh: Opportunities for Australian exporters”

Austrade invites you to attend a webinar on Doing business in Bangladesh: Opportunities for Australian exporters.

Image for the news item: 20 year vision for regional NSW launched in Bathurst

20 year vision for regional NSW launched in Bathurst

The NSW Government has unveiled its comprehensive 20-year vision for regional NSW.

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Message from the Director

This is just my third week in the job as Director for RDA ACT and its proven to be a real whirlwind! Opportunities abound...

Image for the news item: Regional NSW to get a big boost

Regional NSW to get a big boost

The NSW Government Growth Fund is investing an additional $1.3 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional...

Image for the news item: Almost 500,000 bottles returned to container deposit scheme in first month

Almost 500,000 bottles returned to container deposit scheme in first month

More than $45,000 has been refunded to Canberra residents from the ACT's container deposit scheme in its first month.

Image for the news item: Snowy Hydro releases EIS for Snowy 2.0 exploratory works

Snowy Hydro releases EIS for Snowy 2.0 exploratory works

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Snowy Hydro’s proposed Snowy 2.0 Exploratory Works has been released for a...

Image for the news item: Harvesting Smart Seeds for business innovation

Harvesting Smart Seeds for business innovation

As Canberra pitches itself as a knowledge economy, the globally-based Smart Seeds program is into its second year of pushing...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT supports PSN to host smart cities event

RDA ACT supports PSN to host smart cities event

Our cities are expanding and evolving at a rapid pace, coupled with the always tight budgetary issues, and red tape required...

Image for the news item: Nominate for Australian Export Awards

Nominate for Australian Export Awards

Applications are open for the 2018 Australian Export Awards. ACT - now closed, NSW - closes on Friday 17th August 2018

Image for the news item: Introducing our new RDA ACT Executive Officer, Meredith Dickie

Introducing our new RDA ACT Executive Officer, Meredith Dickie

RDA ACT-SERREE has a new Executive Officer, Meredith Dickie.

Image for the news item: RDA ACT farewells our Executive Director Liz Veitch

RDA ACT farewells our Executive Director Liz Veitch

The RDA ACT Committee farewells retiring Executive Director Liz Veitch. Liz has worked with RDA ACT, and its previous iterations,...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT welcomes new Director of Regional Development

RDA ACT welcomes new Director of Regional Development

The RDA ACT Committee welcomes incoming Director of Regional Development, Michael Claessens, who took up the position on...

Image for the news item: Canberra Airport Freight Hub

Canberra Airport Freight Hub

RDA ACT is working with surrounding RDA regions, Canberra Airport and Pakfresh to facilitate a supply chain of the region's...

Image for the news item: Nominations open for Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Nominations open for Regional Achievement and Community Awards

The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions...

Image for the news item: Canberra's new hospital has welcomed first patients

Canberra's new hospital has welcomed first patients

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) has started treating its first patients, as services spread across the Territory...

Image for the news item: Energy efficiency delivers big savings to ACT

Energy efficiency delivers big savings to ACT

An independent review has found the ACT Government’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme is making a big dent in Canberra’s...

Image for the news item: Strategic planning tool for Inland Rail 

Strategic planning tool for Inland Rail 

The Liberal and Nationals Government have announced the development of a strategic planning tool to support the Melbourne...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT seeks P/t Executive Officer

RDA ACT seeks P/t Executive Officer

The RDA ACT Committee is now seeking a part-time Executive Officer (EO) to work with the DRD position. The RDA ACT Executive...

Image for the news item: ACT Budget update: Supporting our world-leading emissions reduction targets

ACT Budget update: Supporting our world-leading emissions reduction targets

Today’s ACT Budget will help consolidate Canberra’s status as Australia’s most sustainable community and support our...

Image for the news item: Have your say on the 2021 ABS Census

Have your say on the 2021 ABS Census

National consultation on the topics to be included on the 2021 Census is now open and will be available until 30 June 2018...

Image for the news item: Creating Great Australian Cities

Creating Great Australian Cities

A major new research project commissioned by the Property Council of Australia has highlighted the challenges facing Australian...

Image for the news item: Canberra to be first home of Australia's new space agency

Canberra to be first home of Australia's new space agency

Canberra will be the home of Australia's new space agency - at least for the first few months. The Australian Space Agency...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT - SERREE's Liz Veitch nominated for Actsmart Minister's Award for Leadership

RDA ACT - SERREE's Liz Veitch nominated for Actsmart Minister's Award for Leadership

Regional Development Australia ACT Executive Director Liz Veitch has been recognised for her leadership of the SERREE initiative...

Image for the news item: Invitation to Membership of the RDA ACT Committee

Invitation to Membership of the RDA ACT Committee

Regional Development Australia (RDA) - ACT Region is seeking regional leaders with vision, drive and business experience...

Image for the news item: 2018 Federal Budget Summary

2018 Federal Budget Summary

The 2018-19 Federal Budget provides a range of benefits for the ACT Region, including new funding for road infrastructure,...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT seeks Director of Regional Development

RDA ACT seeks Director of Regional Development

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is calling for leaders to drive regional economic development in in the ACT Region....

Image for the news item: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Round Two is now open for applications

Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Round Two is now open for applications

The Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, has announced the opening of Round Two of the...

Image for the news item: Applications for the 2018 ACT Chief Ministerâs Export Awards are now open

Applications for the 2018 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are now open

The ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are now officially open for 2018 nominations. Each year, the ACT Export Awards recognises...

Image for the news item: Renewable energy jobs up by a third

Renewable energy jobs up by a third

The number of jobs related to renewable energy production in Australia has risen by 33% in 2016-17 to reach 14, 820 full-time...

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Clean Energy Solution Centre

Regional Development Australia ACT, under its SERREE Renewable Energy initiative, has been awarded the contract to provide...

Image for the news item: Minister for Regional Development -  The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP

Minister for Regional Development - The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP

John McVeigh was sworn in as the Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government on 20 December 2017....

Image for the news item: RDA ACT Chair appointment - Ross MacDiarmid

RDA ACT Chair appointment - Ross MacDiarmid

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT Committee welcomes incoming Chair, Mr Ross MacDiarmid, appointed by Minister...

Image for the news item: Celebrating 20 years of Capital Airport Group - then and now

Celebrating 20 years of Capital Airport Group - then and now

When local businessman Terry Snow and Capital Airport Group took control of Canberra Airport in 1998, it was run down and...

Image for the news item: ACT Government announces container deposit scheme

ACT Government announces container deposit scheme

Planning is in full swing for the introduction of the ACT’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) on 30 June with social enterprise...

Image for the news item: Capital to Capital - Washington DC students seek learnings from Canberra's renewables industry

Capital to Capital - Washington DC students seek learnings from Canberra's renewables industry

RDA ACT - SERREE continued their series of international engagement activities last week, facilitating a multi-site tour...

Image for the news item: All ACT government vehicles to be electric by 2021

All ACT government vehicles to be electric by 2021

The ACT government has announced a suite of measures to encourage Canberra's drivers to move to electric vehicles, as part...

Image for the news item: Tourism a winner for the ACT economy

Tourism a winner for the ACT economy

The Tourism in the ACT Snapshot has recently been released by VisitCanberra (based on data sourced from International & National...

Image for the news item: Exhibition to celebrate 20 years of Canberra's art and history

Exhibition to celebrate 20 years of Canberra's art and history

The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is marking its milestone 20th birthday with a free exhibition featuring almost 200...

Image for the news item: Canberra on Infrastructure Priority List

Canberra on Infrastructure Priority List

Canberra must build east-to-west capacity in its public transport network in the next five to 10 years in order to reduce...

Image for the news item: Canberra's advantaged and disadvantaged areas mapped

Canberra's advantaged and disadvantaged areas mapped

The Canberra Region's most advantaged and disadvantaged areas have been identified by the 2016 census data.

Image for the news item: Senate Inquiry into regional inequality in Australia

Senate Inquiry into regional inequality in Australia

The Senate recently referred an inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia to the Senate...

Image for the news item: Inquiry Opens into Canberra's National Institutions

Inquiry Opens into Canberra's National Institutions

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories has commenced an inquiry into Canberra’s...

Image for the news item: CER announces seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction

CER announces seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction

The Clean Energy Regulator will hold a seventh Emissions Reduction Fund auction on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 June 2018....

Image for the news item: Space: Defence Industry Innovation Connect

Space: Defence Industry Innovation Connect

Come along to an evening connecting government to Canberra’s dynamic space and defence industry start-ups, innovators and...

Image for the news item: ACT Climate Strategy Roundtable

ACT Climate Strategy Roundtable

Every Canberran has a role to play in taking climate action and we want you to contribute to our next climate strategy—our...

Image for the news item: Arboretum powered by solar and battery storage

Arboretum powered by solar and battery storage

New solar panels and battery storage at the National Arboretum Canberra will reduce the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions...

Image for the news item: ACT Infrastructure Plan Update 2017-18

ACT Infrastructure Plan Update 2017-18

The ACT Government has released its 2017-18 Infrastructure Plan Update, which provides an overview of key infrastructure...

Image for the news item: A Sustainable and âGrown Upâ Canberra

A Sustainable and ‘Grown Up’ Canberra

The City and Gateway Draft Urban Design Framework sets out the principles on how to achieve well designed buildings, urban...

Image for the news item: New Jobs for Canberra - Defence Innovation Hub

New Jobs for Canberra - Defence Innovation Hub

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, recently announced the latest tranche of Defence Innovation Hub...

Image for the news item: New Chair for Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

New Chair for Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has been appointed as the new chair of the Federal Government’s Select...

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Regional Growth Fund

The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is an Australian Government four- year (FY19 – FY22) $272.2m investment program, administered...

Image for the news item: Think global with the Food & Agribusiness Directory

Think global with the Food & Agribusiness Directory

Make use of a free directory with global reach for your producer group. Food Innovation Australia Ltd has worked with CSIRO's...

Image for the news item: 2018 Churchill Fellowship Opportunity

2018 Churchill Fellowship Opportunity

This prestigious award offers Australian citizens the opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue they...

Image for the news item: Have your say: NBN inquiry

Have your say: NBN inquiry

On 2 November 2017, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate,...

Image for the news item: Opportunity for public to input to the NEG

Opportunity for public to input to the NEG

The first public consultation paper for the National Energy Guarantee (Guarantee) has today been released by the independent...

Image for the news item: First Qatar Airways flight from Doha lands at Canberra Airport

First Qatar Airways flight from Doha lands at Canberra Airport

After more than a year of anticipation, and a 50-minute delay, the inaugural flight of Qatar Airways touched down in Canberra...

Image for the news item: Renewable prefab classrooms to be tested in NSW schools

Renewable prefab classrooms to be tested in NSW schools

A solar-powered modular classroom that generates enough energy to power itself and two additional rooms is being trialled...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT hosted roundtable to form Australia's 2030 innovation roadmap

RDA ACT hosted roundtable to form Australia's 2030 innovation roadmap

RDA ACT hosted the Canberra Roundtable of Innovation and Science Australia's consultation series, bringing key regional stakeholders...

Image for the news item: Access the Canberra Meeting Planners Guide 2018

Access the Canberra Meeting Planners Guide 2018

Access the Meeting Planners Guide to Canberra 2018 brought to you by Canberra Convention Bureau. The Guide provides all the...

Image for the news item: Destination Canberra Conference registrations closing soon

Destination Canberra Conference registrations closing soon

Registrations for the 2018 Destination Canberra Conference close on Friday 2 February.

Image for the news item: Competition over international flights as Qatar prepares to launch

Competition over international flights as Qatar prepares to launch

Airlines are pulling out all stops to woo Canberra travellers, as a second international carrier prepares to fly to the Australian...

Image for the news item: Canberra's expertise well-placed to benefit from Government's $3.8b defence strategy

Canberra's expertise well-placed to benefit from Government's $3.8b defence strategy

Australia is set to become one of the world's top 10 defence exporters under an ambitious $3.8 billion government plan.

Image for the news item: Australian Scholarships Group says Canberra's schools among most affordable

Australian Scholarships Group says Canberra's schools among most affordable

New analysis by an education investment fund has found Canberra families could pay more than $400,000 for a child born this...

Image for the news item: Have Your Say on the ACTâs Climate Strategy to a Net Zero Emissions Territory

Have Your Say on the ACT’s Climate Strategy to a Net Zero Emissions Territory

With the ACT community’s support, the Government has committed to a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050...

Image for the news item: ACT Government Key Capability Area Grants Funding Program

ACT Government Key Capability Area Grants Funding Program

Applications are now open for the 2017-18 ACT Government Key Capability Area funding round.

Image for the news item: Canberra ranks highly on new National Cities Performance Framework

Canberra ranks highly on new National Cities Performance Framework

The Australian Government launched the first National Cities Performance Framework on 8 December 2017.

Image for the news item: Federal Government announce new child care package

Federal Government announce new child care package

The Australian Government has announced a new child care package and has committed an extra $2.5 billion to support its implementation....

Image for the news item: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It has been a pleasure to work with so many people within the broader Canberra Region throughout the year. Representatives...

Image for the news item: Responsible Cafés: enjoy coffee, save money and reduce waste

Responsible Cafés: enjoy coffee, save money and reduce waste

Australians love their coffee. So much so that over 3 billion takeaway cups and lids are wasted every year. Most are never...

Image for the news item: Canberra Region's tourism market growth exceeds nation

Canberra Region's tourism market growth exceeds nation

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released the key findings of the Product and Experience Audit of the ACT in a summary...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT - SERREE welcomed community to a sold out Renewable Energy Day

RDA ACT - SERREE welcomed community to a sold out Renewable Energy Day

RDA ACT's SERREE initiative hosted a sold out Renewable Energy Day recently on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

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RDA Review Outcomes

The 2016 Independent RDA Review found that a new approach to regional development was required to enable the Australian Government...

Image for the news item: Want to eat more veggies? Thereâs an app for that

Want to eat more veggies? There’s an app for that

Scientists have come up with an innovative approach to tackling Australia's poor vegetable intake, with the launch of a new...

Image for the news item: SERREE Business Forum

SERREE Business Forum

It was a similarly sunny day with a beautiful view out from the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion that the SERREE Renewable Energy...

Image for the news item: Local scientists leading Australia's push to enter the space race

Local scientists leading Australia's push to enter the space race

Canberra scientists are taking the lead in Australia's push to join the space race. Not long ago Canberra's UNSW launched...

Image for the news item: Canberra start-up awarded smart cities funding

Canberra start-up awarded smart cities funding

The Australian Government announced today that Ecospectral will receive funding under the Smart Cities and Suburbs program...

Image for the news item: Queanbeyan, the smart regional city

Queanbeyan, the smart regional city

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has been successful in gaining Australian Government funding of $452,168 in the Smart...

Image for the news item: Canberra region to become electric vehicle capital of Australia

Canberra region to become electric vehicle capital of Australia

Imagine not having to pay for your car’s fuel? With an electric vehicle and NRMA membership, you won’t have to.

Image for the news item: New round of Building Better Regions Fund opens

New round of Building Better Regions Fund opens

Round two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open for applications for both the Infrastructure Projects and...

Image for the news item: Smart Farming Partnerships

Smart Farming Partnerships

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply to deliver services under the National Landcare...

Image for the news item: The RDA ACT - SERREE Model

The RDA ACT - SERREE Model

Regional Development Australia ACT has been funded over the three-year period (2014-17) to establish and develop a Renewable...

Image for the news item: Suggestions open for the ACT federal redistribution

Suggestions open for the ACT federal redistribution

The AEC today invited members of the public to submit written suggestions about the redistribution of federal electoral divisions...

Image for the news item: Health grows in the Capital, reveals latest Census data

Health grows in the Capital, reveals latest Census data

Working and studying in health has emerged as one of the main growth areas in the Australian Capital Territory, according...

Image for the news item: Canberra named #3 best city to visit in Lonely Planetâs Best in Travel 2018

Canberra named #3 best city to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

Lonely Planet, the leading global travel authority has today named Canberra third in the world’s Top 10 Cities for 2018...

Image for the news item: RDA Committee Chair positions applications extended

RDA Committee Chair positions applications extended

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is seeking highly-motivated leaders with vision, drive, and strong ties to their region...

Image for the news item: NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards

NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards

The Awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young individuals...

Image for the news item: ARTN Convention Register for the day and save $125

ARTN Convention Register for the day and save $125

The ARTN Board invites local government representatives, regional tourism organisations, tourism operators and all sectors...

Image for the news item: The SERREE Model

The SERREE Model

The culmination of the RDA ACT Funding Agreement with ARENA, the NSW and ACT Governments and with key industry stakeholders...

Image for the news item: Deciding our digital future

Deciding our digital future

On 19 September 2017, the Australian Government announced it will develop a national Digital Economy Strategy.

Image for the news item: RDA Committee Chair positions now open

RDA Committee Chair positions now open

Regional Development Australia is seeking highly-motivated leaders with vision, drive, and strong ties to their region to...

Image for the news item: Australian Government announces $50 million regional wine export and tourism package

Australian Government announces $50 million regional wine export and tourism package

The Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package comprises four interrelated programs aimed...

Image for the news item: Canberraâs answer to a lively Greek village

Canberra’s answer to a lively Greek village

When Johnathan Efkarpidis, director of Molonglo Group and one of the masterminds behind the world-acclaimed NewActon precinct,...

Image for the news item: Canberra to host trial for driverless technology in aged care

Canberra to host trial for driverless technology in aged care

Leading Australian aged care and lifestyle provider IRT Group has formed a world-first partnership to develop driverless...

Image for the news item: A new charter for RDAs

A new charter for RDAs

The Regional Development Australia network will be refocused to attract investment and jobs to their regions, Minister for...

Image for the news item: RDA Review outcomes to be released today

RDA Review outcomes to be released today

RDA Review outcomes to be released 12:00 pm today (18/8/2017). A media release, review report, Government response to the...

Image for the news item: First export of Canberraâs wine and produce to Singapore

First export of Canberra’s wine and produce to Singapore

Australian Capital Region Produce is exporting the first air cargo of perishables direct to Singapore on Singapore Airlines...

Image for the news item: ABC's Heywire Competition: opportunity for young regional Australians

ABC's Heywire Competition: opportunity for young regional Australians

The 2017 Heywire Competition has just been launched. The 2017 Heywire Competition has just been launched. Heywire calls on...

Image for the news item: The Knowledge City Index: A Tale of 25 Cities in Australia

The Knowledge City Index: A Tale of 25 Cities in Australia

The nature of work is changing: roughly half of the jobs that currently exist in developed economies will no longer exist...

Image for the news item: Building Better Regions Fund round one winners announced

Building Better Regions Fund round one winners announced

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, has announced the projects to be funded under Round One of...

Image for the news item: NSW Government releases South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036

NSW Government releases South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036

NSW Government has released the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036, with a vision to achieve 'A connected and borderless...

Image for the news item: Regional Development Australia ACT Committee - Expression of Interest

Regional Development Australia ACT Committee - Expression of Interest

Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT is seeking leaders with vision, drive and strong regional networks to work with...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT Welcomes New Committee Member

RDA ACT Welcomes New Committee Member

RDA ACT warmly welcomes new committee member Nigel Phair - an influential analyst on the intersection of technology, crime...

Image for the news item: National Firearms Amnesty 2017

National Firearms Amnesty 2017

Australia’s first National Firearms Amnesty aimed at reducing the number of unregistered firearms in our community runs...

Image for the news item: Community Zero Emissions Grants

Community Zero Emissions Grants

Non-profit organisations and individuals can now apply for up to $25,000 funding for innovative projects supporting the ACT...

Image for the news item: Australian Capital Territory records the nation's largest population growth

Australian Capital Territory records the nation's largest population growth

2016 Census data released today shows the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has recorded the largest population growth rate...

Image for the news item: Place making strategy for Kings and Commonwealth Avenues released for public consultation

Place making strategy for Kings and Commonwealth Avenues released for public consultation

Today, the National Capital Authority (NCA) released the Kings and Commonwealth Avenues Draft Design Strategy for public...

Image for the news item: Regions 2030âUnlocking Opportunity

Regions 2030—Unlocking Opportunity

Minister for Regional Development Senator The Hon Fiona Nash today launched Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity.

Image for the news item: Key Australian Government Initiatives in Regional Australia

Key Australian Government Initiatives in Regional Australia

A full list of Australian Government initiatives in Regional Australia by portfolio.

Image for the news item: Budget News for RDAs

Budget News for RDAs

The Regional Development Australia Committee program provides a network of 55 committees of community leaders, working to...

Image for the news item: Collaboration to revitalise Acton Peninsula for the future

Collaboration to revitalise Acton Peninsula for the future

The National Capital Authority has released the Acton Peninsula Precinct Draft Structure Plan for community consultation....

Image for the news item: Regional Development Australia ACT Media Release

Regional Development Australia ACT Media Release

There has been much chatter in recent weeks about the Federal Government’s Senate Inquiry into the potential to relocate...

Image for the news item: Canberra one step closer to striking City Deal

Canberra one step closer to striking City Deal

The ACT Government has taken a major step towards a new ‘City Deal’ for Canberra and the region.

Image for the news item: Media Release: UC Best Essay Award â Nick Thistleton

Media Release: UC Best Essay Award – Nick Thistleton

Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT is a proud sponsor of University of Canberra’s Strategic Planning Best Essay Award.

Image for the news item: ACT economy among the fastest growing in Australia

ACT economy among the fastest growing in Australia

The ACT economy is among the fastest growing in Australia, on the back of the housing boom and gridlock in the federal parliament,...

Image for the news item: ACT records its highest ever number of interstate visitors

ACT records its highest ever number of interstate visitors

The ACT has recorded its highest-ever number of interstate visitors with a 13 per cent increase for the year ending December...

Image for the news item: Startup Muster 2016 Annual Report released

Startup Muster 2016 Annual Report released

Startup Muster is the largest survey of the Australian startup ecosystem, aiming to measure and publish the progress, challenges...

Image for the news item: Canberra-Queanbeyan link to receive federal boost

Canberra-Queanbeyan link to receive federal boost

Work has started on upgrading the busy Pialligo Avenue and Scherger Drive intersection to improve traffic flow to the city...

Image for the news item: New Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce

New Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce

The Coalition Government has unveiled a new Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce chaired by the Prime Minister.

Image for the news item: Round One of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Launched

Round One of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Launched

The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced the launch of round one...

Image for the news item: Canberra businesses can now swap to LED light bulbs for free

Canberra businesses can now swap to LED light bulbs for free

Canberra businesses are now able to sign up to upgrade their light bulbs to LED for free in a territory-wide push to reduce...

Image for the news item: Progress in Australian RegionsâYearbook 2016

Progress in Australian Regions—Yearbook 2016

Each year, the Department produces the Progress in Australian Regions—Yearbook to chart the development of Australia's...

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Get Smart

Adelaide will be host city for the Australian Smart Communities Conference being held from 29-31 May 2017. RDA ACT will...

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ACT-NSW Regional Collaboration

An MoU for Regional Collaboration has been signed between the ACT and NSW First Ministers, recognising the 'interdependent...

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Smart Cities – Smart Work

Canberra is a national leader in digital technology and smart city initiatives, but there is more to do. The Australian...

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Export of Regional Produce

RDA ACT is currently working with a broad range of regional stakeholders to facilitate the development of air freight services...

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Renewable Energy Day

Renewable Energy Day and the development of the Renewable Energy Trail are both initiatives of Regional Development Australia...

Image for the news item: Guidelines released for new regions funding

Guidelines released for new regions funding

Rural, regional and remote Australia can apply for funding to build better regions under a new fund announced by Minister...

Image for the news item: Renewable Energy Day 2016

Renewable Energy Day 2016

Our region includes examples of many of the available renewable energy technologies – and these local sites model some...

Image for the news item: Business High Impact Teams (HIT) Program

Business High Impact Teams (HIT) Program

A new state government program to help better coordinate support for businesses in regional NSW has been launched.

Image for the news item: Senator Nash announces successful Round Three National Stronger Regions Fund projects

Senator Nash announces successful Round Three National Stronger Regions Fund projects

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, has announced the projects to be funded under Round Three...

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Congratulations Canberra!

Canberra Airport welcomed its first international flight in from Singapore and out to Wellington on 21 September. Despite...

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Street by Street

Street by Street is a national project in local neighbourhood community building.

Image for the news item: Smart Cities Roundtables rolling out across the country

Smart Cities Roundtables rolling out across the country

Over the coming month, the Government will be working with representatives from state, territory and local governments, technology...

Image for the news item: Terms of Reference released for RDA programme review

Terms of Reference released for RDA programme review

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has released the Terms of Reference for an independent review of...

Image for the news item: Ginninderry named Canberraâs first six-star Green Star community

Ginninderry named Canberra’s first six-star Green Star community

The new west Belconnen district Ginninderry has been named Canberra’s first six-star Green Star community. The Green Building...

Image for the news item: ACT Labor to work with Commonwealth Government on Gungahlin Smart Work Hub

ACT Labor to work with Commonwealth Government on Gungahlin Smart Work Hub

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will seek to partner with the Commonwealth Government to establish a Smart Work Hub in...

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Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy

The ACT Government is introducing the Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy (LIPP) to ensure competitive local...

Image for the news item: Canberra beats Sydney, Melbourne into top Arcadis 'sustainable cities' list

Canberra beats Sydney, Melbourne into top Arcadis 'sustainable cities' list

The nation's capital has been rated in the top 20 most "sustainable cities" in the world, beating Sydney and Melbourne on...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT provides feedback on Draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan

RDA ACT provides feedback on Draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan

RDA ACT has provided feedback to the NSW Government on their Draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan.

Image for the news item: ACT-NSW REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SYNERGIES

ACT-NSW REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SYNERGIES

Access Recyclers, which ships out more than 1000 tonnes of scrap metal each week to South East Asia, has $1 million from...

Image for the news item: AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL TOURISM CONVENTION

AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL TOURISM CONVENTION

The annual Australian Regional Tourism Convention provides a forum to discuss, debate and investigate issues, challenges...

Image for the news item: ACTSMART BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY EXPO

ACTSMART BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY EXPO

If you work in a business, own a business, support business or have an interest in sustainability initiatives then you cannot...

Image for the news item: NEW INFORMATION CENTRE OPENS AT REGATTA POINT

NEW INFORMATION CENTRE OPENS AT REGATTA POINT

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (CRVC) is officially open at its new home alongside the National Capital Exhibition...

Image for the news item: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST â CHAIR OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ACT

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – CHAIR OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ACT

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is seeking a leader with vision, drive and business experience who is able to foster...

Image for the news item: AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

RDA ACT will play an active role in this important national conference to be held in Canberra on 5th and 6th September 2016....

Image for the news item: FOOD HUBS â RDA ACT is helping to deliver this important event for farmers, the food industry and public health advocates.

FOOD HUBS – RDA ACT is helping to deliver this important event for farmers, the food industry and public health advocates.

Food production and distribution is vital to the economy and communities of the broader Canberra region. This event will...

Image for the news item: Infrastructure and Regional Development: Investing in Regional Growthâ2016-17

Infrastructure and Regional Development: Investing in Regional Growth—2016-17

The Australian Government remains committed to growing economic opportunity and employment in our regions

Image for the news item: Small Business Innovation Partnerships Program -  Market Sounding Brief

Small Business Innovation Partnerships Program - Market Sounding Brief

You are invited to an information session about an ACT Government initiative to ease tension and conflict between different...

Image for the news item: 2016 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

2016 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

Applications for the 2016 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards are now open

Image for the news item: Entrepreneur Grants

Entrepreneur Grants

$20,000 grants available for entreprenuers - Apply Online Now!

Image for the news item: RDA ACT bids for ASCA Summit 2017

RDA ACT bids for ASCA Summit 2017

Regional Development Australia ACT has submitted a compelling bid to the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA)

Image for the news item: SERREE Renewable Energy Industry Cluster Conference

SERREE Renewable Energy Industry Cluster Conference

Heralds new national and international opportunities for the Australian renewables industry

Image for the news item: RDA ACT Farewells RDA ACT Chairman

RDA ACT Farewells RDA ACT Chairman

Committee Farewells RDA ACT Chairman

Image for the news item: Regional Development Australia Chairs Reference group meets with Minister Nash

Regional Development Australia Chairs Reference group meets with Minister Nash

On Wednesday 6 April, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, met with the Regional Development Australia...

Image for the news item: Canberra Airport unveils its designs for new international terminal facility

Canberra Airport unveils its designs for new international terminal facility

New lounge a stunning gateway for direct international flights

Image for the news item: Visit Canberra - One Good Thing after Another

Visit Canberra - One Good Thing after Another

VisitCanberra’s new global marketing platform One Good Thing After Another centres on Canberra’s great diversity of visitor...

Image for the news item: MEDIA RELEASE: CHIEF MINISTER LAUNCHES CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK

MEDIA RELEASE: CHIEF MINISTER LAUNCHES CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK

The Canberra International Support Network (CISN) is a platform for professionals based in the ACT and in key overseas markets...

Image for the news item: NEW Regional Development, Health and Communications Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash

NEW Regional Development, Health and Communications Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash

After Warren Truss's resignation from Party leader in 2016..

Image for the news item: Capital Metro announces tender winner

Capital Metro announces tender winner

Canberra Metro has been announced as the successful winner for the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network from Gunghalin...

Image for the news item: Smart Work - Article featuring RDA ACT Committee Member Peter Elford

Smart Work - Article featuring RDA ACT Committee Member Peter Elford

Canberra Times Article featuring Smart Work benefits

Image for the news item: National Innovation and Science Agenda

National Innovation and Science Agenda

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda which will help to create a...

Image for the news item: The ACT Government â Tenders ACT.

The ACT Government – Tenders ACT.

The ACT Government has implemented a new electronic tendering system – Tenders ACT.

Image for the news item: The NSW & ACT Young Achiever Awards 2015/2016

The NSW & ACT Young Achiever Awards 2015/2016

The NSW & ACT Young Achiever Awards 2015/2016

Image for the news item: Update: National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Rounds 2 & 3

Update: National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Rounds 2 & 3

Round 3 of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) is now open for applications Projects should support areas of disadvantage...

Image for the news item: Update: National Stronger Regions Fund Round One & Two

Update: National Stronger Regions Fund Round One & Two

About the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Programme The NSRF programme will provide funding of $1 billion over 5 years.

Image for the news item: Smart Work Report Launch

Smart Work Report Launch

The Smart Work in the ACT and Region report was officially launched in Canberra on Monday, 16 November with the keynote address...

Image for the news item: Renewable Energy Day 2015

Renewable Energy Day 2015

Renewable Energy Day 2015 When: 9am – 4pm, Friday 30 October Where: Canberra Institute of Technology, K Block, Bruce Campus

Community Event – Will Week 2015

Community Event – Will Week 2015