Murray Now Regional Profile 2013-2014
The Murray Now Regional Profile 2013-14 is now available
A leader in relationship building and regional development projects, Murray Now is linked into the right government and corporate networks; this makes the difference, allowing investors a seamless business relocation or industry expansion.
Please click following link to download.
TheLongPaddock Cobb Highway Touring Route
The Cobb Highway (named for the famous coach company) from Echuca Moama on the Victorian border, through to Wilcannia leading to the iconic outback towns of Bourke, Broken Hill & White Cliffs.
All you need to know about the touring route is right here. They have ELEVEN major public artworks making the touring route the largest art gallery in the world. They have 47 information panels all the way along the route that tell their stories .
Please view the Spring Edition of The Long Paddock News
RDA Showcase: Celebrating the achievements of the RDA Network
A new website celebrating the achievements of the RDA network is now available.
Local People, Local Solutions: Celebrating the achievements of the RDA network was launched at the annual RDA National Forum on Saturday 15 June 2013.
It features 53 case studies showcasing just some of the outcomes that RDA committees have delivered to make a difference in their regions. The achievements of the RDA network include delivering skills and workforce development initiatives, implementing youth education strategies, assisting regions to prepare for the digital economy and a low carbon future, and working to deliver major regional infrastructure projects.
To learn about how RDA committees have built communities, developed resilience and harnessed opportunities
Regional Australia Institute releases [In]Sight - regional competitiveness index
The Regional Australia Institute has released its regional competitiveness index, [In]Sight, providing regions with personalized performance information across key themes and indicators.
[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map, which ranks Australia’s 560 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions across ten themes, using 59 indicators.
[In]Sight is freely available for use by regional communities, government, businesses, researchers and investors, and can be accessed at the Regional Australia Institute website.
Budget at a Glance
The Government has a clear path to return the budget to surplus by 2016‑17 while supporting jobs and growth and building a stronger economy, a smarter nation and a fairer society. The budget charts a path to surplus, although the hit to revenues will see a budget deficit of $18 billion in 2013-14.
Murray Valley Industry Park - Prospectus
Situated seven kilometres east of Deniliquin, the Murray Valley Industry Park (MVIP) is approximately 100 hectares in area and has been developed to comply with Berriquin Land and Water Management plan best practices.
The former NSW Agriculture Field Station provides the right environment, with water availability and viable farm resources to sustain the expansion of the Murray Valley Industry Park.
R&D Tax Incentive
The R&D Tax Incentive is a targeted, generous and easy to access entitlement program that helps businesses offset some of the costs of doing R&D. The Program aims to help more businesses do R&D and innovate. It is a broad-based entitlement program. This means that it is open to firms of all sizes in all sectors who are conducting eligible R&D. It provides more generous support for businesses, especially small and medium-sized firms, than the R&D Tax Concession that it replaced.
How innovation can help
Incorporating innovation in your business can help you save time and money, and give you the competitive advantage to grow and adapt your business in the marketplace.
Innovation generally refers to changing or creating more effective processes, products and ideas, and can increase the likelihood of a business succeeding. Businesses that innovate create more efficient work processes and have better productivity and performance.
New incentives and support for mature age job seekers
The Australian Government has announced new incentives and support for mature age job seekers and their employers.
A Jobs Bonus of $1000 will be available to employers who recruit an eligible mature age job seeker, aged 50 years or over.
The Clean Technology Investment Programs
The Gillard Government today launched $1 billion in funding for manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution.
The Clean Technology Investment Programs will provide grants to help manufacturers buy new plant and equipment which cuts their energy costs or reduces carbon pollution.
The Industry and Innovation Minister, Greg Combet, launched the $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program – part of the Government’s Clean Energy Future package.
Wage Connect — Fact Sheet
Wage Connect is an Australian Government initiative to help people who are very long-term unemployed transition to sustainable, ongoing paid employment. It is a new wage subsidy that was announced as part of the Government’s Building Australia’s Future Workforce package.
Carbon Farming Futures
The Australian Government’s Securing a Clean Energy Future plan, released in July 2011, has been developed by the Australian Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to an acceptable level and drive investment in renewable energy. The Plan contains four elements – carbon price, innovation in renewable energy, energy efficiency and action on the land (Land Sector Package).