Food Bowl protection and residential development

Food Bowl protection is an issue that is generating a lot of discussion, whether Australia is to become Asia’s food bowl or securing Australia’s own  food supply A FREEZE on residential development beyond what is outlined in the State Government’s 30 Year Plan for Adelaide’s northern food bowl is needed …

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Very fast passenger trains “affordable”

The Federal Coalition has announced plans for a new inland rail network, to cart freight from the Port of Brisbane to the Port of Melbourne. This follows Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement of Labor’s plans for a high speed passenger rail link between the two cities. The leader of the …

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Councils finalise funding with Regional Development Australia

THE Port Lincoln City Council has committed to a new three-year funding agreement with Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula. The Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association has been negotiating a new agreement with the RDA since the previous agreement ended in June. The agreement has now been finalised and …

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Creating Energy Hubs – Environment and Sustainable regional development

Creating energy hubs for environment and sustainable economic development is the focus of a new report on Latrobe Valley ‘s economic future A long-awaited report on the Latrobe Valley’s economic future says the entire Gippsland economy will suffer without major investment in rail. The RMIT report was released on Friday and …

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Rethinking rural research in Australia

By Andrew Campbell, Charles Darwin University Rural research is vital. It is about 10% of our national innovation system. Annual investment exceeds $1 billion, according to the Rural Research and Development Council. The rural sector and farm-dependent economy accounts for 12% of GDP, 14% of exports, 17% of employment, 60% …

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