Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

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BBRF Round 4 now open

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, has announced the opening of Round Four of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).  

Round Four is aimed at supporting…

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RDA Wheatbelt Annual Report 2018

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt Inc Annual Report 2017-18 provides an overview of activities and programs from the past year.

Highlights include - 

  • New Committee Members and Staff
  • The new 'Noongar Enterprise Development Support' Projects
  • Secondary Freight Route Network
  • Implementing Lithium & Rare Minerals Study
  • Enterprising Communties
  • Wheatbelt Digital Action Plan
  • NEWROC Telecommunications project
  • Bruce Rock P&C True Blue Dreaming Mentoring Program
  • Federal funding with BBRF and Regional Growth Fund
  • Regional Priorities update
  • Wheatbelt emerging issues

Download the 2017-18 Annual Report

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RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications Submission

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.

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