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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 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, [...]

Digital Gold Coast: Today and Tomorrow

Posted on March 3, 2017

Sustainable Development Gold Coast will be hosting a breakfast on Wednesday 15th March at the Sharks Events Centre. Expert speakers will present and discuss:   Digital impact to existing commerce and future development Smart and Future Cities' strategies The progress, process and reality of connecting the GC today City of GC Smart City of Tomorrow   This will cover essential information for anyone involved in development or commerce on the [...]

Have Your Say - Gold Coast Integrated Resort

Posted on February 15, 2017

The Queensland Government has commissioned two, independent community consultation programs relating to activity on The Spit on the Gold Coast. The Spit parkland Consultation on The Spit parkland is about how best to improve and permanently protect public open space on The Spit. You are invited to complete the online survey to provide your feedback to the independent consultant. If you would prefer to complete a PDF version of the survey,  email the [...]

Gold Coast Digital Champion - Chris Hogan

Posted on February 15, 2017

The Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions. These individuals are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy. They exemplify the benefits offered by the digital world and inspire others to take part. These Champions will [...]

First Edition of the 'RDA on Q' Newsletter

Posted on February 6, 2017

  The launch issue of the Queensland-focussed RDA newsletter ‘RDA on Q January 2017’ highlights the achievements and role of the Queensland RDA partnerships and what the RDAs do for the National and State economy and local communities. The 12 Queensland RDA Committees work collaboratively to identify common issues, priorities and strategies relating to both Australian and State Government programs and policies. After almost seven years, the Queen [...]

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