NSW Department of Primary Industries: Right to Farm Policy Implementation

Secure your spot at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference and network with industry professionals to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of Regional Australia. Ms Lilian Parker, Agricultural Land Use Planning for NSW Department of Primary Industries will be at this year’s Conference, presenting “NSW Department of Primary Industries: Right to Farm policy implementation”. The …

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Autonomous Tractor Technology in the Fast Lane

Growers may see autonomous technologies sooner than they think with investments by universities, machinery companies and  funding bodies converging. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) director Professor Craig Baillie has been conducting research into how autonomous and semi-autonomous machinery can best be introduced to agriculture. …

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Broadband Services for Smarter, Healthier and Safer Australian Communities

Register to secure your spot for the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference, held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Mr Andrew Findlay, Executive Director at Vertel joins us at this year’s Conference to discuss “Broadband services for smarter, healthier and safer Australian communities”. While …

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Rural Recruitment Agency Says Livestock Jobs More Popular Than Ever

The head of a rural employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry has increased dramatically, and is the busiest he has ever seen it. According to Dugald Storie from Bush Recruitment, the increase is partly due to high cattle prices, as many stations are expanding and …

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Introducing FRRR: Advocate and Supporter of Rural, Regional and Remote Communities

By 2050, Australia’s population will have grown to about 35 million. And the world’s population will be about 10 billion. That is a lot of mouths to feed! Thank goodness Australia’s farmers are so efficient. But they can’t operate in isolation. Farming businesses need strong, vibrant, rural communities. Towns where …

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Elders Sells Live Export Business

The managers of Elders’ live export business, North Australian Cattle Company, have joined forces with Chinese outfit Zhoushan Fanda Australian Cattle Industrial to purchase the operation. Elders have just announced the completed divestment of its live export logistics business along with the expected acquisition of horticultural business Ace Ohlsson. The …

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SymbioResort Update Feb 2017

Since the Australian Regional Development Conference was held in September 2016, QUT researchers have been busy working with the renowned resort master planner Mr Paul Ma on new regional tourism developments and refurbishments throughout Australia using the “SymbioResort” design techniques as outlined to delegates at the conference. A number of …

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Present at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference

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.   Abstract Submission is open until Monday 22 May for those wishing to present at the Conference this September. Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or …

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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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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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