The Commonwealth Minister for Education and Training has called for a review into regional, rural and remote education with a view to considering the key ideas, challenges and barriers that impact on the learning outcomes of students.
At RDA Wheatbelt we believe that Education is a key to the future of not only our students, but to the success of the Wheatbelt as a region. In May and June we enlisted the aid of stakeholders via surveys to help make sure it is an accurate reflection of the views of parents and teachers within the region.
It is anticipated that the review criteria will be released in July and the information will be used to address the criteria via the submission.
Read more: Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education
Community volunteers are sought to join the RDA Wheatbelt Committee
Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of committees made up of local people volunteering their time and energy to develop local solutions to local issues.
Read more: RDAW - Call for Wheatbelt Leaders with Vision
A survey has being undertaken by RDA Wheatbelt as part of a comprehensive revision of the Digital Action Plan for the Wheatbelt conducted in 2013. The rollout of the NBN and increasing availability of other alternatives as well as changes in mobile phone technology and coverage is changing the digital landscape in the Wheatbelt.
The aim of the review is to compare and identify changes that may have occurred since 2013 in addition to examining responses to changes in the technology and the delivery of digital services.
Read more: Wheatbelt Digital Action Plan Review
The Wheatbelt region is home to high levels of innovation with Chittering, Toodyay and Northam Shires identified as innovation hotspots, according to a new report commissioned by Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt.
The Entrepreneurial In…
Read more: Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Wheatbelt Report
RDA Wheatbelt - Enterprising Communities Initiative Receives Lotterywest Funding of $86,804 towards a total project of $143,881.
The Enterprising Communities program aims to encourage Wheatbelt communities to develop community enterprises and communi…
Read more: RDA Wheatbelt - Enterprising Communities Program
RDA Wheatbelt recently prepared a submission to the Productivity Commission for the Issues Paper on the ‘Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation’. RDA Wheatbelt submitted a number of recommendations including, that the scope and objectives of the Universal Service Obligation should be extended to include internet and mobile phone services and that there is a need for continued Government intervention in wholesale pricing and subsidisation of services to the disadvantage sectors of the Wheatbelt population and the business sector. Download the RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications Submission.
Read more: RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications Submission
RDA Wheatbelt have developed a directory of Federal programs and services to assist agribusiness enterprises in the Wheatbelt to access and navigate business development support. The six documents give a comprehensive guide to the programs and detai…
Read more: Road to Riches Business Support Directory - 2016