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.
Award winning project at Beaudesert
Queensland 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
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
Ipswich 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
RDAIWM 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
Business 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
RDAIWM hosts SEQ RDA meeting
RDAIWM 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.
Australia Day Award Nominations open
Scenic Rim Regional Council's annual Australia Day Awards program is held to acknowledge the significant contributions made by individuals and groups to the community. For further information on the Australia Day Awards, please phone Council's Events Officer on 07 5540 5111. Nominations close 4.30pm Friday 20 November 2015.
National Food & Innovation Centre
Kathy Bensted, Chair of RDAIWM, was given a briefing on project priorities in the area in October, including the National Food & Innovation Centre based in the Lockyer Valley. RDAIWM fully supports their recent National Stronger Regions Fund submission for the Lockyer Valley as it boasts the seventh most fertile soil in the world and supplies the majority of Australia's winter vegetables.