Shoalhaven Tourism: a new perspective

Shoalhaven City Council over the past two years has undertaken and number of initiatives to drive the domestic and international tourism economy in order to stay relevant in a fast changing industry. • Operator relationships: – A detailed survey of the local industry, identifying issues and what the community wanted …

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Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

Anticipating that a power station closure in the Latrobe Valley was highly likely, the Committee for Gippsland undertook a six-month body of work that included the input of hundreds of Gippslanders contained in a final 100 page report. Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for Gippsland and Latrobe …

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2017 Partnership Opportunities

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference is fast approaching and in 2017 will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from 11-12 September.   The Australian Regional Development Conference focuses on issues surrounding the Economy, Planning, Environment and Community Development while considering the “State of the Regions Report” which called for …

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Drought declared due to one of the hottest and driest summers on record

The Bundaberg region in Queensland has been drought-declared after suffering through its hottest summer since 1897. State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne accepted a recommendation by the Local Drought Committee to declare the region in drought from March 1. “It is unusual for a Local Drought Committee to meet outside the …

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Farmers plant paddocks in smart houses to safeguard against climate change

Farmers are predicting a Canadian super house will be a game changer for Australian horticulture, giving growers control over the weather on a scale and at a cost they have never had before. The house has climate-controlled retractable roof panels and walls which shield vulnerable crops from volatile and destructive …

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#GoQld: Encouraging people to relocate to regions will help Queensland propser

A quirk of history has seen Australia – and Queensland in particular – develop differently to other similar countries around the world. Instead of having cities of varying size, from major metropolitan hubs to mid-sized cities and smaller provincial centres, much of the population is concentrated in Sydney, Melbourne and …

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Adelaide Hills brewery introduces Australia’s first lentil beer

In an era when brewers are experimenting with an increasing array of ingredients, an Adelaide Hills brewery is today releasing the country’s first lentil beer. “It’s something exciting, it’s something new,” said Alistair Turnbull from Lobethal Bierhaus. “It’s used extensively in food so why shouldn’t it be in beer?” Mr …

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