LATEST NEWS FOR THE REGION
PROJECT STATUS REPORT
The Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton (RDAIWM) Committee is proud to release their inaugural 2017 Project Status Report. This report contains the latest information available including highly anticipated statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census.
The RDAIWM Committee and staff hope that this report will be used to assist decision makers in regards to infrastructure needs, investment, development and future planning for our region.
Our region now annually produces close to $13bn Gross Regional Product to the National and State economy, which is an increase of $1.36bn (11.7%) on June 2015 financial year figures. We also have one of the fastest growing regions in Queensland, so we need infrastructure to keep up with demand.
Access the Project Status Report screen preview PDF (7.3Mb).
LOCKYER VALLEY ROAD UPGRADES
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester announced this week funding under the Black Spot Programme for three projects in the Lockyer Valley. A total of $164,000 was awarded to build safer roads in Summerholm, Crowley Vale and Gatton.
The Australian government would like to thank the panel, which reviews priorities for the Black Spot programme. The panel includes representatives from the Queensland Police Service, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Queensland Trucking Association, Bicycle Queensland, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (Queensland University of Technology) and state and local government.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/
Unlocking Opportunities with RDAIWM – Regions 2030
RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted welcomes the release of the Australian Government’s ‘Regions 2030 – Unlocking Opportunities’ to grow and develop regional Australia.
The regions of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Scenic Rim will greatly benefit from the policies developed within this document.
The RDAIWM region contributes $11.6 billion towards the national GDP and the programs outlined will only assist with the further development of our region.
A copy of Regions 2030 can be found at www.regional.gov.au/regions2030
On 18th May 2017 the Minister for Regional Development, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, launched the Australian Government's vision statement for rural, regional and remote Australia: Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity.
The Regions 2030 statement sets out a vision for regional Australia, highlights investments and achievements and also the future direction for regional Australia towards 2030.
Activity is being focused across five key areas:
• Jobs and economic development
Government initiatives including Regional Development Australia committees, provide a vital link between local community stakeholders and government, advising the Australian Government on critical issues affecting economic development in regions and enhancing awareness of Australian Government programs.
This document has introduced the Australian Government’s Regions 2030 agenda: putting the aspirations of regional Australians at the heart of Government decision making.