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Quarterly Report to the Gold Coast Region

RDA Gold Coast's Quarterly Report to the Gold Coast Region for July to September 2018 is available to view now. 

Find out what RDA Gold Coast has been up to increase trade, investment, innovation and jobs in our region over the past three months. 

There's also a federal funding update and info on business initiatives including the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards and our food and agribusiness workshop series.

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Round Three of the Australian Government's $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund is now open.

Grants are available for projects which will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

For Round Three, $200 million is available, with up to $45 million of this funding earmarked to support tourism-related infrastructure projects.

There are two streams of funding available under the program:

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities: new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

Applications close 15 November 2018.

The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with RDA Gold Coast Chair Craig Devlin (centre) and Committee Member David Zohar

Qld Regions Trading GloballyQueensland RDAs have collaborated to develop the Queensland’s Regions Trading Globally publication which features highlights of each of the 12 RDA regions of Queensland, around their key or emerging export sectors with growth potential, and innovative industries and opportunities for investment.

This 32 page prospectus was developed as part of the Commonwealth Games Trade 2018 Trade and Investment Program to showcase the diversity and strength of Queensland’s regions to a global audience. It is a resource which can be utilised long after the Games are over.

It includes forewords from the Premier of Queensland, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, and Federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP.

It also contains details of the Queensland Trade Collaboration Portal which presents a showcase of leading Queensland exporters, along with information on the roles of agencies in the trade and investment space, such as Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and Austrade. The publication was launched at the Queensland and Commonwealth Collaboration Showcase on 12 April held on the Gold Coast. The booklet was presented to the 150 guests in attendance including the Queensland Premier. 

RDA Gold Coast Chair, Craig Devlin (pictured above, centre, with the Premier), welcomed guests to the showcase and was on the panel discussing Cross Commonwealth Collaboration.

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