RDAF projects in Sydney move to next stage of assessment
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney has welcomed the announcement of the projects proceeding to full application stage for Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). more
Industry provides comment into Draft NSW Freight and Ports Strategy to help drive the development of Transport and Freight in NSW
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney, with the support of key stakeholders will host the 2013 Greater Sydney Freight Forum, for key industry and community leaders to hear from Rachel Johnson, Deputy Director General, Freight and Regional Development, Transport for NSW, and provide comment on the current Draft NSW Freight and Ports Strategy, and to seek solutions to current freight issues and future challenges facing the greater Sydney region. more
Managing Growth in Sydney Made Easier: RDA Sydney’s 2012 Regional Plan, online version out now!
Government, industry and communities seeking to better understand Sydney’s distinctive characteristics and attributes now have help at hand, with the release of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney’s 2012 Regional Plan. This strategic road map is unique to Sydney and assists with planning and managing change for future growth. more
RDA’s Celebrate Unique Partnership with the Official Launch of the Social Procurement in NSW Guide
The official launch of Social Procurement in NSW: a Guide to Achieving Social Value through Public Sector Procurement was the culmination of a 12 month partnership of representatives from local, state and federal government, working together to promote social procurement, particularly in local government in NSW. more
What are the strengths of the Finance, Property and Professional Services industry in Bankstown?
What are the prospects for future development of new additional jobs and businesses in this industry sector?
These are some of the questions that will be asked and discussed in a half-day workshop co-hosted by RDA Sydney and Bankstown City Council. more
Realising a Better Sydney in 2051
If Sydneysiders hope to enjoy a better quality of life tomorrow than today, then new vision and bold leadership is urgently required. more
The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP Opens The Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum at 2012 NMW
The Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, Deputy Premier NSW, Minister of Trade & Investment, Minister of Regional Infrastructure & Services officially launched the 2012 National Manufacturing Week and the Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum on Tuesday 8 May 2012. more
RDA Sydney Launches Innovative 3D Planning Model- Virtual Sydney
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney, in conjunction with stakeholder groups officially launched Virtual Sydney; a 3D interactive planning model at CEBIT Australia, Sydney Convention Centre on Tuesday 22 May 2012. more
Official Launch of SADIG
The Hon. Jason Clare MP, Minister for Defence Materiel, and the Hon. Andrew Stoner MP, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment, jointly launched Sydney’s new Aerospace and Defence Interest Group (SADIG) today (Monday 30th April) at Homebush. more
Strengthening Development in Sydney
"Sydney faces unique economic and social inclusion challenges," says Alan Pendleton, Chair of Regional Development Australia - Sydney as he welcomed five new members to the RDA Sydney Committee, "we now look forward to our next stage of development, as a committee, to address these issues."
The announcement was made yesterday by Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean and NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner. more
RDAF PROJECTS IN SYDNEY MOVE TO NEXT STAGE OF ASSESSMENT
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney has welcomed the announcement of the projects proceeding to full application stage for the $200 million Round Two of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). more
SYDNEY’S GREEN ECONOMY RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM
RDA Sydney congratulates the international Organisation Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on the launch of their 'enabling local green growth report' and Sydney Reports, which took place on Tuesday 6th December at Customs House, Sydney, hosted by The City of Sydney.
Changes to the Australian Government Ministry
Today The Hon Julia Gillard MP announced changes to the Ministry and the Cabinet. more
RDA Sydney congratulates Committee Member Father Chris Riley - NSW Australian of the Year
Youth charity founder Father Chris Riley has been named as the NSW Australian of the Year for 2012. more
RDA COMMITTEES REAL WINNERS IN NEW FUNDING ROUND
Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees have a key role to play in shaping regional infrastructure investment to meet regional needs during Round Two of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). more
Updated Regional Plan for Sydney - RELEASED TODAY
How well do Industries, Businesses, Government Agencies, Education Institutes and Communities understand their region? What resources are being used when planning for change?
“I believe that the 2011 RDA Sydney Regional Plan is an essential document in planning for the future growth and development of Sydney, as it captures a unique overview of a wide range of issues within the ‘whole of Sydney,” said Mr Alan Pendleton, when officially launching the Plan at RDA Sydney, North Parramatta earlier today, Friday 28th October.
Tasmanian Teenagers WIN F1 in Schools World Title
RDA Sydney congratulate a team of teenagers from Brooks High School in Tasmania on becoming the new world champions of the biggest science and technology competition on the planet, having received the Bernie Ecclestone Trophy at a glittering event in Malaysia last night.
TRANSPORT APPOINTMENT HERALDS NEW ERA FOR CUSTOMERS
RDA Sydney support the appointment of new deputy director general Tony Braxton - Smith, who is joining Transport for NSW from Adelaide based Great Southern Rail.
Mr Braxton-Smith has been appointed to improve the experience and services for transport customers in NSW, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay said today. more
RDA Sydney’s 2011 Economic Assessment for Sydney - OUT NOW!
RDA Sydney’s Metropolitan Region Economic Baseline Assessment for 2011 (created by the AECgroup), presents an economic overview for the Sydney Region and its key subregions - including 41 individual local government areas (LGAs). more
Students get the green light on a career in transport and logistics
The Department of Transport has announced a new initiative by the NSW Government to encourage young people to consider a career in this exciting industry. more
RDA Sydney welcomes the announcement of NSW Infrastructure Board and long term strategy for Sydney
“The appointment of this new board and CEO Paul Broad’s long term strategy for Sydney’s Infrastructure means a new vision and governance model for planning and development which we now hope has a better chance for success,” said RDA Sydney Chair Mr Alan Pendleton. more
Labor appoints 11 eminent Australians to a new Ministerial Advisory Council on Regional Australia
Regional communities will have even stronger backing at the highest level of government with the appointment of a Ministerial Advisory Council on Regional Australia.
Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean said the new Council was a key part of the Gillard Government's strong commitment to regional communities across the country. more
Mark Paterson AO to head the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services
Today the Government has announced that it will be appointing Mr Mark Paterson AO as the new Director-General of the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services. Mark is currently Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, a position he has held since late 2007.
Mark will take up his appointment in NSW within the next 3–4 weeks. more
RDA Sydney supports theNSW Governments call for Tender to help finalise the North West Rail Link
A major tender has been called to help finalise design and operations options for the North West Rail Link. The NSW Government, Department of Transport has appointed a project team to drive the planning, development and construction of the North West Rail Link (23 kilometer rail line between Epping and Rouse Hill).
The successful tender will be part of the project team and will provide design and operations options for the North West Rail Link, along with ongoing technical expertise to ensure the end product meets the needs of commuters and the community. The project includes six new stations, approximately 3,000 park and ride spaces and bus interchange facilities. more
Councils have their say in updating a Regional Plan for Sydney
RDA Sydney brought together representatives from councils and stakeholders in Sydney yesterday, 25th May 2011, at Novotel Olympic Park, to conduct an information session on the Australian Government's Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF), and gather input into the update of RDA Sydney's 2011 Regional Plan. more
Barry Buffier, NSW Deputy Director General, Office of Trade, Business and Industry, officially launched the 2011 Manufacturing Week
2011 Manufacturing Week was launched at the 2011 Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum and Innovation Technology Showcase. The event displayed the incredible innovative and research capacity within Sydney and offered an opportunity for Businesses, Education / Research Institutes and Government to collaborate and gain a better understanding of how they can work together. Key discussion points included... more
2011 Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum and Innovation Technology Showcase
Manufacturing is one of the key Industry Sectors in NSW, the Manufacturing Sector contributed 9.3% or $35.6 billion to the NSW economy in 2008-2009 (according to the AEC Group). A Technology Showcase Exhibition, and a series of Workshop Sessions will include... more
“Re-Engineering Australia” for a future of innovation. How are students already doing this? and what does that mean for Sydney businesses?
Over the past decade Australian students have been taking on the world in innovation and winning. An example of this is the F1 in Schools event - the world’s largest STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), program involving over 9,000,000 high school students in 22 nations. Run in Australia by... more
SYDNEY AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE ROUNDTABLE – Addressing the big issues affecting your industry today
With Australia’s most comprehensive industrial base, Sydney is home to a large range of innovative companies servicing domestic and global aerospace and defence supply chains. The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss strategies for collaboration, which will in turn, feed into the NSW Defence industry strategy that is currently being developed. more