Advance Qld support programs and initiatives

USQ Vice Chancellor Minister for Innovation Member for Ipswich Kathy BenstedThe Queensland Government has developed a number of programs and initiatives that support and align with the Advance Queensland agenda. The following programs were launched at the Ipswich Forum by State Minister Leeanne Enoch:

Community Digital Champions
Innovate Queensland
PhD Industry Experience Program
Startup Queensland
Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund(Q‑CAS)

USQ Ipswich and Springfield Upcoming programs

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USQ has been a part of the Ipswich community since 2006, and have now expanded locations into central Ipswich and continuing to grow with the region. Officially moving to the Ipswich site in January 2015 USQ Ipswich is offering degrees in Human Services, Nursing, Midwifery*, Paramedicine, Psychology and Tertiary Preparation. USQ looks forward to developing the tertiary education opportunities in the region, building bright futures for our community.

http://www.usq.edu.au/ipswich

National Stronger Regions Fund - Round Three Opening

Round Three will open for applications on 15 January 2016 and close 5pm applicant’s local time on
15 March 2016.

This programme will provide funding of $1 billion over 5 years, commencing in 2015 - 2016, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities.
More information.

Award winning project at Beaudesert

Urban UtilitiesQueensland Urban Utilities’ Beaudesert Nutrient Offsets Project was awarded the Healthy Waterways 2015 Water Services Award. In an Australian-first, the project regenerated and rehabilitated an eroded riverbank to prevent five tonnes of nitrogen and 11,000 tonnes of soil from entering the Logan River. RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted, fellow Customer and Community Reference Group member Prof John Cole and QUU employee Col Chapman inspected QUU's Innovation Centre. Read more

Come and listen to the real life Siri

SoTechI is a speaking series that inspires businesses and individuals through innovators and leaders in the technology space.

Tuesday 15 December 2015 at 7:30am at the Ipswich Civic Centre

Book your tickets

Advance Queensland Digital Champions program

The Queensland Government has just launched a community digital initiative and are currently engaging with regional stakeholders, to encourage their participation to showcase the impact of using digital tools, community spirit, and innovation.

The Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions announced ten Champions who are inspirational role models, some began with a limited background in technologies and they simply saw a need and found a digital solution. Identify and nominate potential Champs using the online nomination form here.

Animating Space Ipswich River Life 2015

Animating SpacesIpswich River Life revived three neglected locales in and around Ipswich CBD, transforming them into vibrant and dynamic spaces. Through the help and creative endeavours of Ipswich artists, the Council and volunteers, the Artslink Queensland’s Animating Space projects, concluded with the story of Ipswich River Life being showcased on video. Check it out here

Business Case Writing Workshops

Business Case WorkshopsRDAIWM has successfully conducted nine Business Case Workshops in conjunction with the Ipswich City and Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils. We would like to thank the local governments and the over 200 participants who attended the workshops, which provided information about the National Stronger Regions Fund and other relevant federal and state government funding programs. To receive our funding newsletter, subscribe here.

RDAIWM Business Case Workshops

Local GovernmentBusiness Case Workshops will be conducted by RDAIWM in the upcoming weeks in the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions:
Ipswich: 20 October and 26 October
Boonah: 27 October 
Beaudesert: 28 October and 5 November 
Fernvale: 22 October 
Esk: 29 October

To book please call 07 3812 4144 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RDAIWM hosts SEQ RDA meeting

Paul PisasaleRDAIWM hosted the SEQ RDA meeting held on 28 October 2015. Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale kindly provided an overview of the Ipswich region especially relating to future job growth in IT, technology and becoming the intelligent region. The Mayor emphasised that Ipswich is a "family friendly city where people matter" and that we need to find ways to celebrate success; as positivity breed positivity. Mayor Paul Pisasale also supported the collaborative approach SEQ's RDAs are making towards economic development across the whole of South East Queensland.