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Free Digital Business Workshop

Posted on October 17, 2017

This free workshop is part of the Queensland Government's Digital Business Capability program. This program helps businesses identify their digital strengths and weaknesses then see how they compare to other organisations in the same region and industry. * Tuesday 31 Oct 8am to 1pm * Southport Golf Club * Register at workshop-goldcoast.eventbrite.com.au [...]

RDA Reform - A new charter for the RDA

Posted on October 6, 2017

The new Charter for Regional Development Australia has recently been announced. Read about the future for RDA which was recently announced by Senator the Hon Fiona Nash. Click here. Also: The new RDA Charter RDA Gold Coast Committee Funding - Building Better Regions Fund   [...]

Regional Development Australia Gold Coast would like to congratulate the Gold Coasters acknowledged in the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2017 announced today. Professor Ian O'Connor, AC, leads the Gold Coast recipients. Prof O'Connor is the Vice Chancellor and President at Griffith University and was acknowledged for eminent service to tertiary education, particularly to the strategic development of national and international university initiative, an [...]

Backing Small Business

Posted on May 25, 2017

The Department of Treasury has released Backing Small Business: Creating jobs, opportunity and growth, a handbook of the support programs and advice that the Australian Government and its agencies provide for small business. This handbook covers topics relevant to small businesses ranging from tax reforms and simplification, cutting red tape, employment and training, to supporting regional small businesses and exporting. Click here to download a PDF [...]

Youth Jobs PaTH

Posted on May 25, 2017

  Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job by offering interns and financial incentives to reduce the cost of recruitment. Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire.   Prepare - with employability skills training - helps young people become job ready by providing intensive pre-employment training. Trial - with an internshi [...]

Media Release by Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, 17th May 2017. The Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity regional policy statement released. Publication sets out the Government's agenda for regional Australia towards 2030—working to make regional Australia an even better place to live, work and invest. The Regions 2030 agenda encompasses the five key focus areas of Jobs and Economic Development; Infrastructure; Healt [...]

Budget 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017

RDA Gold Coast has welcomed the 2017 Federal Budget and the continued support of the RDA Committees program. Last night the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, released a statement advising "The $18.3 million RDA Committee program supports the Australian Government commitment to strong, confident and vibrant regions. The RDA Committees will have an active and facilitative role [...]

2013-16 Regional Plan

Posted on May 10, 2017

The 2013-2016 Regional Roadmap - now known as the Regional Plan - was approved by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development late December 2013. You can download a copy of the document here. If you would like a hard copy, please email admin@rdagoldcoast.org.au The Regional Plan responds to the current circumstances facing the region and incorporate feedback from Gold Coast community leaders. In addition it aligns with the Australian G [...]

Innovation Information and Support

Posted on May 10, 2017

The Innovation Journey document outlines the innovation related support programmes and services from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. The aim of the document is to provide businesses and advisers an overview of the business support initiatives relating to innovation and product development.  I want to start or grow my business: Business Queensland A broad range of information, tools and support services offered by Qld Govt to help grow [...]

RDA Gold Coast are very pleased to welcome four new Committee Members. Robyn Keenan Robyn Keenan is a workforce development and planning specialist and is a proud advocate of the power of quality education and the opportunities it provides. Robyn has over 25 years experience in the tourism industry with the past 15 years working in workforce development and planning notably working on the Red Centre Employment Plan, Norfolk Island Workforce Plan, [...]

 
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