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Business plan for regional development in 19/20

Five key priority areas for regional development have been identified as part of the FY19/20 Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) business plan. RDAMIW CEO Robert Cocco said the business plan focused on how the organisation would support these priorities, in collaboration with stakeholders across the region.

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RDAMIW’s 2019-2020 Business Plan

The 2019-2020 RDAMIW Business Plan was recently developed with a focus toward continuing the regional momentum commenced in 2018/19 associated with MIW growth, development, trade and investment facilitated through the delivery of strategies, planning, business proposals, research, advocacy and effective partnerships. The region’s focus toward achieving ongoing delivery and momentum aligns with the following focus areas and operations;

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Beacon to connect Mackay businesses

Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) has launched its latest venture, an online platform called Mackay Business Beacon. The custom-built platform is the first of its kind and will be piloted in the Mackay region to provide a vehicle for business professionals to learn about all the workshops, conferences, networking and business events in the region – in one spot.

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Mackay’s pioneering business tool

On June 28th, Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) launched new venture Mackay Business Beacon, an online platform designed to strengthen the local business community. With local industry thriving in the Mackay region, a dynamic business scene is also growing at a rapid pace. In recent years, organisations have appeared and expanded, constantly broadening the provision of events and learning opportunities for people in the area.

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Development committee furthers region reach

Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) has again expanded, welcoming three new members to its committee. The new committee members; Stephen Cutting, Natassia Wheeler, and Janet Clifford, bring a wealth of experience to RDAMIW. At the top of their respective fields, their insight and expertise provide an important, fresh perspective to the committee.

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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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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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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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