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In 2014 the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards are celebrating their 19th year and have grown to be recognised as the Gold Coast region’s most comprehensive and prestigious business awards scheme, offering specific and meaningful benefits to the wider Gold Coast business community. Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast are proud to once again support these awards and encourage Gold Coast businesses to nominate now. The awards began as a [...]

The Productivity Commission undertood a study into Georgraphic Labour Mobility at the request of the Australian Government and the report has now been released. RDA Gold Coast worked with the Productivity Commission to host a forum on the Gold Coast earlier this year. As part of the study, the Commission looked into the economic changes and workforce issues affecting communities at a regional level. Topics for discussion included the impact of econo [...]

Workshops being held on the Gold Coast 3rd or 4th June. Some places still available for this very popular workshop.

Win Work in Resources

Posted on May 1, 2014

  View this You Tube clip to hear from people who have undertaken the course

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast has welcomed Jetstar’s announcement that direct services between Gold Coast and Mackay will commence mid-year. RDA Gold Coast Chairman, Craig Devlin said that this is a significant step in providing improved services to Gold Coast residents working in mining areas near Mackay. RDA Gold Coast has collaborated with Gold Coast Airport, City of Gold Coast and KPMG to research the long distance commuter mar [...]

Affordable Housing Study - Gold Coast

Posted on February 14, 2014

In November 2013, RDA Gold Coast commissioned MacroPlan Dimasi to prepare a concise report on the key issues around the supply of affordable housing in the city. The report was to inform on the current issues and gaps in the supply of affordable housing and to provide information to major stakeholders in a effort to find effective solutions to the supply of housing. A copy of the report can be found here and we welcome feedback from the community. P [...]

2013 Regional Leaders' Forum

Posted on February 14, 2014

At the recent Regional Leaders' Forum hosted at The Arts Centre Gold Coast by RDA Gold Coast, over 100 business and community leaders, government representatives, not for profit leaders, teachers and students, had the opportunity speak openly about their vision for the Gold Coast and what they see as the issues. There were also presentations on Flexible Work Centres (Dr Lucy Cameron) and the recently announced Gold Coast Cultural Precinct and 'The Re [...]

Digital Work Hub Project

Posted on December 4, 2013

Launch of Digital Work Hub Project Research Report Establishing a network of digital work hubs across South-East Queensland could provide the catalyst for revitalising suburban and regional areas by attracting businesses and knowledge workers who choose to live there, according to a research report to be launched in Brisbane on 6 December. The key findings and recommendations from the report ‘Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South East [...]

Gold Coast Skills Shortage Study

Posted on November 20, 2013

RDA Gold Coast (RDAGC) are pleased to present the ‘Gold Coast Labour Force Capability and Futures Assessment  - October 2013’. RDAGC worked with the City of Gold Coast (CoGC) and this report was undertaken and produced by SGS Economics & Planning. Early in 2013, RDAGC determined that a report on skills shortage as it affects the Gold Coast would be welcomed. A similar report had not been produced for some years. RDAGC intended to make their fina [...]

Regional Leaders' Forum & Lunch

Posted on November 6, 2013

RDA Gold Coast will be hosting their annual Regional Leaders' Forum on Monday 25th November at The Arts Centre Gold Coast followed by a lunch. Community leaders, government representatives, not-for-profit leaders, business owners and educational institute representatives are invited to have their say in how they want the Gold Coast to be in the future. This innovative forum will be professionally facilitated and will allow participants the opp [...]

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