LATEST NEWS FOR THE REGION
Project Status Report
On behalf of the RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Committee, I am pleased to present our regional Project Status Report (January - June 2018).
This report highlights the demographics and developments occurring in Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Lockyer Valley. With our region having a combined Gross Regional Product of $12.9 billion, the prospect of investment to increase further growth via population and infrastructure continues to gather pace.
In 2018 alone our region collectively will commerce $8.09 billion worth of private and government construction. Such significant investment is a contributing driver to both employment and lifestyle opportunities for the Ipswich & West Moreton region.
Access the Project Status Report screen preview (PDF 10.2MB)
New Chair Appointment
RDAIWM – New Chair Appointment
Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton is proud to announce the appointment by the Hon Dr John McVeigh, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, of Cr Janice Holstein as the newly appointed Chair of the committee and we would like to openly welcome Cr Holstein into her new and exciting role.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said Cr Holstein’s experience and knowledge of the area made her an excellent choice for the role: “I welcome Cr Holstein to the position of Chair of the Ipswich & West Moreton Regional Development Australia and I look forward to working together for the future of our region.”
Cr Holstein has been an RDAIWM Committee member since October 2015. Contributing ideas and suggestions which have been invaluable in this time, and has already been an integral part of the RDAIWM committee. We are proud to be represented by such a fantastic candidate and look forward to all the positive influences and information that Janice has to offer.
Cr Holstein is a councillor on Lockyer Valley Regional Council, with over 15 years Council experience. Cr Holstein said: "I am passionate about the region, having grown up in the area on a farming family, and I am dedicated to the entire Ipswich and West Moreton region.”
As a former business owner, editor, and publisher, Janice has involved herself in many community groups, including Lockyer Valley Crime Stoppers, Withcott Progress Association, Lockyer Valley Tourism, and Spring Bluff Railway Station Trust. Cr Holstein's Council portfolio is infrastructure, with which she has a real focus on promoting and supporting tourism in the region.
Cr Holstein and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz.
While attending a CEDA function, RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted and the Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services discussed the NDIS roll-out in the Ipswich region.
Information packs on the Queensland roll-out have been developed as a resource for providers and future participants.
These resources include a range of factsheets and a frequently asked questions document on the NDIS and the Queensland roll-out.
- Participant information pack (PDF 1MB)
- Provider information pack (PDF 1.8MB)
- Easy English frequently asked questions (PDF 1MB)
The NDIS and Queensland Government are delivering a range of information and activities to help people with disability, their families and carers, service providers and the community get ready for the NDIS.
Queensland Urban Utilities Report
The Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) Annual Report for 2016/17 has now been released. The report details QUU’s performance for the last financial year.
It provides the opportunity to report on QUU’s operational, environmental, social, and financial performance against key business objectives as set out in QUU’s corporate and operational plans.
It also outlines the challenges QUU has experienced and highlights the achievements.
To view QUU’s Annual Report please visit: