Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 3 - Successful Projects Announced

RDA Great Southern welcomes the announcement of the successful BBRF Round Three projects by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP on 10 March 2019. Congratulations to the five successful Great Southern Community Investment Stream applicants: Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence Limited; Fitzgerald Biosphere Group Inc.; City of Albany; Shire of Katanning; and the Shire of Gnowangerup. Read more ...


Round Three was highly competitive with 915 applications received under both streams. A total of 166 projects to the value of $197.4 million have been approved for funding under the Infrastructure Projects Stream. A total of 164 projects to the value of $6.9 million have beeen approved for funding under the Community Investments Stream. A full list of the successful projects is available at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund


Read more information about the BBRF at RDA Great Southern's Grants and Funding page.


RDA Great Southern E-News - October-December 2018

Please read the October-December 2018 edition of our newsletter. To subscribe please contact admin@rdagreatsouthern.com.au


RDA Great Southern Welcomes New Members

New Deputy Chair and Committee Members

We are pleased to announce the new appointments to the RDA Great Southern Committee have been approved by the Minister's office and we sincerely welcome the new Members to our team, Ian Alexander, Delma Baesjou, John Gates, Darryl Hockey and Graeme Jones.  We also welcome Sue Bennett-Ng as Deputy Chair and the continuing members Jan Davidson, Bruce Manning and Anne Sparrow making up the Committee of ten.

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Regional Telecommunications Independent Review 2018

The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee reviewed telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia. As part of the review, the committee:

  • considered how regional communities can maximise the economic benefits of digital technologies
  • considered how regional consumers use their broadband services and how they might derive more benefits, and
  • analysed the coverage outcomes achieved through the Mobile Black Spot Program, and examined the extent of the existing gaps in mobile coverage in regional Australia.

The Committee released an issues paper which provided an outline of key interest areas and invited submissions. 

The consultation period is now closed and submissions are under review.  Non-confidential submissions will be published shortly.

The Committee will report to the Minister for Regional communications by 30 September 2018. Visit www.rtirc.gov.au


RDA Great Southern welcomes new Chairperson

RDA Great Southern is pleased to welcome Mr Andrus Budrikis as its new Chairperson. Read more ...


Regional Growth Fund - Closed for Initial Applications

The Australian Governments $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is closed for Initial Applications. Read more ...


Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Course

RDA Great Southern and the Australian Institute of Company Directors partnered to provide a Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course in Katanning on 25-26 February 2018.  Subsidized by RDA Great Southern and Lotterywest ... Read more ...


Survey of Food Production and Processing in the Great Southern Region of WA report launched

The Survey of Food Production and Processing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia project was an initiative developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and Regional Development Australia Great Southern WA Inc (RDA).


The main purpose of the project was to develop an understanding of the current and future capacity of the region's food production and processing capabilities. The information was gathered through a survey and interviews with farmers and food processors. You can find out more information and download the report Here.


Albany Education Hub concept under discussion

Representatives from key organisations in the great southern region have joined together to discuss the future of further education in Albany.

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WA RDA Network News

Read about how individual Western Australian RDA Committees are tailoring initiatives to target regional significant issues and leverage opportunities in the 6th Edition of the RDA Network News.


The latest Edition’s topics include:

  • RDA Goldfield-Esperance helping to build community
  • The Great Southern Mapping Food Production and Processing project
  • RDA Kimberley's development of the new Royal Flying Doctor Service facility
  • The Ningaloo Centre in Mid West Gascoyne
  • Telecommunications in the NT
  • Peel valuing leadership
  • Growing and diversifying the economy of the Perth region
  • Mid and North Western Australia Investment Portfolio
    And much more, to read click here

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