Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton sees that it is of great importance to network with local community members and stakeholders alike.

We often meet with key community members, local, state and federal politicians to announce the completion of projects, upcoming developments or future grant opportunities.

Below listed are our latest news articles and recent community events that have taken place in the region.

RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Strategic Planning Meeting

9th July 2021
The RDA Ipswich & West Moreton committee recently met with consultant Phil Henry to discuss the direction of our 2021 Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan is desired to be a resource document used by federal, state and local government to place emphasis on the infrastructure needs of the Ipswich & West Moreton region.

The Strategic Plan will be completed shortly after the consultation period.

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2021

13th July 2021
Elevate and Celebrate with this year’s Queensland Export Awards.
For more than 30 years, the awards have recognised the businesses behind Queensland’s $70 billion export industry. They highlight the energy, passion and innovation of Queensland exporters, and are one of the state’s most prestigious accolades.

One hundred TAFE Queensland scholarships on offer

13th July 2021
TAFE Queensland is awarding up to 100 scholarships to Queenslanders looking to change their lives and build lifelong careers.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said applications for the scholarships open today, with recipients receiving up to $5,000 to study any TAFE Queensland qualification from a certificate III through to advanced diplomas and bachelor’s degrees.

Skilling Queenslanders For Work Program

22nd June 2021
After helping more than 36,000 Queenslanders to into jobs, the Queensland Government is making its highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative permanent with ongoing funding of $80 million each year.

Queensland Government launches $1.84 billion jobs fund

8th June 2021
The Queensland Government has launched a new flagship program, bringing together $1.84 billion in measures designed to turbo-charge job creation in Queensland.
The $1.84 billion Queensland Jobs Fund includes:
  • Hydrogen Industry Development Fund
  • The new $350 million Industry Partnership Program

Gatton’s Heavy Vehicle Decoupling Facility Opens

1st June 2021

The Gatton Heavy Vehicle Decoupling Facility is now open after five months of work, giving drivers the option to break down and reconfigure heavy vehicles on either side of Toowoomba Second Range Crossing before continuing their journey.

Business Basics Grant

20th May 2021

The countdown is on for the opening of the Queensland Government’s new $10 million Business Basics Grant program.

Eligible small businesses across the state will be able to apply for a $5,000 grant to increase core skills and adopt best practice when the program opens on 31 May 2021.

Unite & Recover

12th May 2021

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Trade Investment Queensland E-Commerce Workshops

12th May 2021

TIQ is pleased to present a series of workshops designed to build your capability with e-commerce and help you take advantage of digital platforms to access global markets.

Laidley Cultural Centre Auditorium Acoustic Improvements

24th March 2021

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

12th March 2021

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.

Boosting Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy

11th March 2021

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.

TIQ Go Global Export Program 2021

2nd March 2021

Go Global Export Program provides Queensland’s export-ready small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with funding to finalise an export deal in a new market.