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Transport Survey Report

Our transport troubles – how you rate the Sunshine Coast’s most pressing problems MOST Sunshine Coast people believe upgrading the Bruce Highway is the region’s most critical transport infrastructure priority, according to a survey carried out by Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast. Residents also say they would happily use public transport, and take the train […]

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Queensland Budget 2017-18: Sunshine Coast winners

Queensland Budget 2017-18 Treasurer Curtis Pitt handed down his third budget on Tuesday, with the Sunshine Coast winning across health and education. A total of $64.7m was set aside for the ongoing construction and development of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and $7.9m for the Caloundra Hospital refurbishment. A new primary school in Caloundra South […]

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Innovation Minister announces Sunshine Coast as first region benefiting from $1m program to create ideas and jobs

The Sunshine Coast will benefit from a $1 million program to drive innovation, boost economic opportunities and create new jobs – thanks to a co-funded partnership between the Palaszczuk Government, the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Noosa Shire Council, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast and over 24 other partners. Speaking at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast today, Innovation […]

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Queensland Chief Entrepreneur returns in support of our local start-ups

Image: Mark Molesworth & Mark Sowerby Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby has provided insights into his experiences in investing in start-ups at the “Invest in the future – Sunshine Coast Start-ups” event hosted by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast and BDO this week. The event was held both in Noosa and Brightwater and attracted […]

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Density and Diversity Done Well – Competition Launch

UDIA Queensland partners with Queensland Government for competition We know from the insights gathered through our Research Foundation, presented by Construction Skills Queensland, that people want greater housing choice. We approached the Queensland Government about our findings and how we could  work together to encourage innovation within the sector. Density and Diversity Done Well, an Open […]

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Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity in Regional Australia

The Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity regional policy statement released. Publication sets out the Government’s agenda for regional Australia towards 2030—working to make regional Australia an even better place to live, work and invest. The Regions 2030 agenda encompasses the five key focus areas of Jobs and Economic Development; Infrastructure; Health; Education; and Communications. Regional Australia […]

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Launch — Backing Small Business: Creating jobs, opportunity and growth

Launch — Backing Small Business: Creating jobs, opportunity and growth The Department of Treasury has released Backing Small Business: Creating jobs, opportunity and growth, a handbook of the support programs and advice that the Australian Government and its agencies provide for small business. This handbook will be a useful resource for Regional Development Australia Committees. […]

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RDA Sunshine Coast welcomes Bruce Highway upgrade

Bruce Highway Congestion (Image courtesy SCRC). The Federal Government’s decision to spend $536.4 million upgrading the Bruce Highway between Pine Rivers and Caloundra would make travel to and from the Sunshine Coast much safer, according to Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast CEO Darrell Edwards. Mr Edwards described the decision, announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison in […]

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EOI RDA Sunshine Coast Committee Members

Expressions of Interest for Committee Positions – Make a Difference in your Region Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast Committee is seeking people with vision, drive and experience who are able to foster strong communication between local communities and the Australian, state and local governments. Would you like to give something back to your community? Are […]

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Message from the CEO: April Newsletter

Relocating Government Agencies to Sunshine Coast On behalf of Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Shire Council, Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast (RDASC), made a submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry on the relocation of Commonwealth corporate entities to regional areas. The Sunshine Coast region is supportive of policy that would contribute to the Region’s employment […]