Space Launch Facility MOU

We are at the dawn of a new space age, driven by a transition from government to commercial launch and satellite operations, and buoyed by $17.4 billion of investment in space start-ups over the last decade1. Globally, commercial launch revenue is dominated by Europe (45%), Russia (25%) and the USA (19%), with the remainder shared amongst China, Japan, India, Iran, Israel and North Korea.

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Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development has announced the projects to be funded under Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund.

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Karen Eveleigh
March 2019 Newsletter

RDAMIW is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Cocco as CEO. Rob commenced in in early Mid-January 2019 and has already been in contact with most of the region’s stakeholders along with government agencies and local MP’s

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RDA MIW launches new website as CEO moves on

RDA MIW is pleased to announce our new look and feel website which was launched yesterday.

Ben Wearmouth, CEO of RDA MIW said: “Our aim was to design and create a website with a clean, fresh and modern design that had improved functionality and easy to access information about RDA MIW and the MIW region. I invite you to visit our website and take a look around.”

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October 2018 Newsletter

In recent weeks, RDA MIW were thrilled to see the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack announce that Mackay Cricket Association were successful in getting through to Stage 2 of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) assessment process with their Harrup Park Sporting Facilities Project. The RGF was designed to provide grants of $10 million or more for major projects that support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regional areas.

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July 2018 Newsletter

In the last few days the region has had significant success in Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund with 3 regional proponents attracting funding of $95.5K from the Community Investments Stream and 7 regional proponents attracting funding of $14.9M from the Infrastructure Projects Stream.

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Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) - Round 2 Open

The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project location.

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Bowen Basin Regional Jobs and Investment Package open for applications 31 May

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash together with the Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry, Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd and Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen announced that the grants round for the Bowen Basin Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) will open for applications on 31 May, following the publication of the committee's Local Investment Plan.

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