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.Read More
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;Read More
FY18/19 was a busy year for regional development in the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region. Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) CEO Robert Cocco accredited much of the progress in the region to a focus on stakeholder relationships.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
To assist in development initiatives across our region, RDAMIW’s CEO Robert Cocco sits on a number of steering committees for new and exciting projects. Here is a snapshot of recent developments so far on three of those projects.Read More
Regional Development Australia for Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) has welcomed fresh and familiar faces as part of recent changes to the line-up of staff and management committee members.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, earlier this week announced Laing O’Rourke as the Managing Contractor for the Australian-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Facilities Project works at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).Read More
The Australian Government has announced $200 million in the 2018–19 Budget for Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).Read More
A list of the successful MIW applicants for the Regional Jobs and Investment Package.
The Regional Projects Development Register for July 2018
The first project under the $100 million Beef Roads Program has been approved by the Australian Government to seal 16.9 kilometres of the Clermont to Alpha RoadRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Vassallo Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake works to relocate water mains for the Bruce Highway—Mackay Ring Road—Stage 1 project.Read More