Laidley Cultural Centre Auditorium Acoustic Improvements
During a tour of the Lockyer Valley, RDAIWM Chair Cr Janice Holstein and Scott Buchholz MP Federal Member for Wright visited the Laidley Cultural Centre Auditorium which is scheduled to undergo some maintenance for improvements from 19 April 2021 through to 28 May 2021.
Jobs Queensland Welcomes New Chair
Ms Donna Bonney has been appointed the new Chair of Jobs Queensland following Professor Peter Coaldrake stepping down last year to take up the role of Chief Commissioner at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.
12th march 2021
Boosting Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy
The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy has been extended and supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery.
11th march 2021
Hydrogen Storage – Greater Springfield
LAVO, an Australian technology and lifestyle company powered by hydrogen, and Springfield City Group (SCG), the master developer of the Springfield area known as the ‘Springfield City’ (Springfield), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver innovative and sustainable energy solutions to the City of Springfield and surrounding areas.
18TH FEBRUARY 2021
Lockyer Valley & Somerset Water Security Scheme
Inrecognition of Lockyer Valley’s potential to increase its agricultural production significantly, this detailed business case investigates an option for making more water available for irrigation and other high value uses throughout the valley. More water availability and security will deliver major benefits to the region.
More info: https://lvandswatercollaborative.com.au
Industry Networking Event
The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning along with Trade and Investment Queensland invite you to the Ipswich and surrounds Industry networking event at the Defence Industry Hub – Ipswich (the hub).
Defence Industry Hub
101 Limestone Street
Ipswich QLD 4305
Registrations close 5 March 2021.
18TH FEBRUARY 2021
Funding boost for social infrastructure
Not-for-profit organisations can receive a share of $8 million in grants from the Palaszczuk Government to upgrade community infrastructure and accelerate COVID-19 economic recovery.
Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership (CIIP) competitve grants program is in line with the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover Economic Recovery Plan and the Strategy for Social Infrastructure which supports place-based community-driven solutions to local issues.
Applications close 16 March 2021.
Mayor Greg Christensen and Councillors of Scenic Rim Regional Council cordially invite you to the Official Exhibition Launch on Saturday 20 February 2021, 10:30am.
The Centre Beaudesert
82 Brisbane Street Beaudesert 4285
This launch event is presented in partnership with Of One Mind, producers of the WOW (Women of the World) Festival in Australia and will include opportunities to contribute ideas to the 2021 festival.
18th february 2021
Importance of Skilling National Building Webinar
In celebration of National Skills Week, Springfield City Group and The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee are proud to present a special webinar event on the Importance of Skilling Nation Building on Wednesday 9 September 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.
We are pleased to announce that the Federal Minister Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business will be joining us to provide an opening address.
Today’s post-COVID world needs leadership in skilling and training as we prepare for an uncertain future into the 2020s. A strong VET sector is critical to our economy and will help prepare Australians for the workforce opportunities of today and tomorrow.
Queensland Home Builder Applications
Queenslanders can now officially apply for a $25,000 grant to build or renovate their home under the HomeBuilder initiative, as the state’s construction sector continues to play a key role in Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
Queenslanders who build a new home, substantially renovate their home, or purchase an off-the-plan home such as a unit in an apartment complex or new home in a new estate being developed can now apply for the $25 000 grant.
Visit https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home to access the application form and find out more about financial support to build your home in Queensland.
6TH AUGUST 2020
Building Acceleration Fund
Applications are now open for the $200 million Building Acceleration Fund initiative to deliver multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects and create jobs throughout Queensland.
Applications for the funding would be open until 5pm on Friday 4 September 2020.
For more details about the application process and eligibility requirements, and to download an application form, visit Building Acceleration Fund.
JobKeeper payment extended + JobTrainer skills package announced
The Government is extending the JobKeeper payment by a further six months from the end of September to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profit organisations that continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19.
For eligibility, please contact your Australian Apprenticeships Support Network provider.
6TH AUGUST 2020
Staying Informed About Coronavirus
As at Monday 3 August 2020
The Queensland Government has advised Queenslanders to keep up social distancing and good hand hygiene.
They are urging that if you are unwell, stay home and immediately call your GP or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) to arrange a test.
Queensland borders are closed to Victoria and Greater Sydney.
Stay up to date by visiting www.covid19.qld.gov.au
The Sky Lodges Are Back
Visit Binna Burra and stay in a destination like no other…
These eco-friendly apartments are in-keeping with the surrounding landscape with the use of stone, slate & wood, and the views from the balconies across the Coomera & Numinbah Valleys are simply breathtaking.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SKY LODGE:
6TH AUGUST 2020
Kickstart Your Recovery And Secure More Work
Capability statement webinars
Learn how to create a capability statement that helps your business stand out and secure work.
Our complimentary capability statement webinars will strengthen your tender submissions and improve your ability to secure opportunities in both government and private sector projects.
Upcoming dates, register here:
Thursday, 13 August 2020 – (12:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Thursday, 20 August 2020 – (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
27TH FEBRUARY 2020
New Committee Member – Scenic Rim
RDAIWM Chair Cr Janice Holstein welcomed new Committee Member Vanessa Skinner from the Scenic Rim region.
“Vanessa will bring us experience in the issues and opportunities relating to the Scenic Rim region” said Cr Holstein.
Vanessa has extensive Community Bank Branch management experience with strengths in business growth and understanding the needs of businesses and the community.
Vanessa actively promotes community prosperity/engagement by developing strategic networks and working with local regional groups.