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The Australian and Queensland Governments have announced various measures to support businesses and families at this difficult and challenging time.

Australian Government

RDA recommends visiting and regularly monitoring the Australian Government website which has become a central portal for updates, health, community and business support information relating to COVID-19.

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government COVID-19 website also has plenty of useful information for a state context.

Local Government

Local Governments will also be providing regular updates and we recommend you keep to to date with your relevant local government. For a list of local governments in our region, click on the button below.

Business

For the most up to date information and support for businesses from both the Australian and Queensland Governments see their relevant business related websites.

Australian Government

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

Queensland Government

Find coronavirus information and assistance for business and industry from the Queensland Governments.

We recommend that all business stay up to date and informed by signing up to their updates and newsletters using the links below.

Economic Development

Economic Development

For economic development practitioners at Regional Economic Development Organisations and Councils, here are some useful links.

Exporters

Exporters

For exporters, please find information on COVID-19 impacts and support measures at:

COVID-19 Newsflashes

Newsflash, 22.09.2020 Invitation to provide input into Youth Policy consultation

Newsflash, 22.09.2020 Government support for the next generation of energy technologies

Newsflash, 11.09.2020, Business Events Exhibitor Grants program

Newsflash, 21.08.2020, COVID-19 New Funding for Clinical Trials

Newsflash, 11.08.2020, COVID-19 Vaccine and Manufacture

Newsflash, 10.08.2020. JobKeeper Update

News Flash, 04.08.2020, Youth Advocacy Support Grant Opportunity

News Flash, 21.07.2020, COVID-19 Update

News Flash, 17.07.2020, JobTrainer Skills Package

News Flash, 13.07.2020, COVID-19 Update – Extension to the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM)

News Flash, 01.07.2020, Small Business Tax cuts kick in from 1st July 2020

News Flash, 25.06.2020, COVID-19 Update – Jobmaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy & Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package

News Flash, 10.06.2020, COVID-19 Update – Introducing free and confidential counselling services

News Flash, 27.05.2020  COVID-19 Update – Australian Government Support

News Flash, 27.05.2020 Covid-19 Update – Introducing the Trade Mark Covid-19 Helpline

News Flash, 26.05.202, COVID-19 Visa

News Flash, 22.05.2020, 1.8 Billion Boost for Local Government

News Flash, 13.05.2020  Covid-19 Update – Treasurer’s Statement on the Economy

News Flash, 11.05.2020  Covid-19 Update – Australian Government Support

News Flash, 08.05.2020  Covid-19 Update – Australian Government Support

News Flash, 06.05.2020  Covid-19 Update  Australian Government COVIDSafe app

News Flash, 05.05.2020, COVID-19 Update for Small Business

News Flash, 30.04.2020, COVID-19 Update

News Flash, 27.04.2020, COVIDSafe App Launch

News Flash, 27.04.2020, COVID-19 Mobile Blackspots Program

News Flash, 24.04.2020, COVID-19 Update on JobKeeper

News Flash, 22.04.2020, The Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey – First Release   

News Flash, 21.04.2020, COVID-19, Australian Government Measures

News Flash, 20.04.2020, COVID-19, Recent Announcements

News Flash, 14.04.2020, COVID-19 Update, Australian Government Measures

News Flash, 09.04.2020, JobKeeper Payment – Update

News Flash, 08.04.2020, Commercial Tenancies – Update

News Flash, 06.04.2020, Update on JobKeeper payments for employers and employees

News Flash, 03.04.2020, COVID-19 New Support Measures

News Flash, 26.03.2020, ASBAS (COVID-19) Free Online Business Forum

Newsflashes

News Flash, 13.01.2021, BBRF Round 5 Grant Applications OPEN

News Flash, 12.01.2021, Minister Marino appoints RDA Chair

News Flash, 8.12.2020, BBRF Round 5 Information

News Flash, 17.12.2020, FREE BBRF Guidelines Workshop – Friday 18 December – 10am AEST

News Flash, 16.12.2020, BBRF Round 5 Guidelines launched

News Flash, 15.12.2020, Australian Government Arts Funding and Support Programs

News Flash, 9.12.2020, Launch of the Regional Digital Technology Hub

News Flash, 7.12.2020, Survey – Impact of the pandemic and natural disasters on supply chains.

News Flash, 2.12.2020, Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI)

News Flash, 1.12.2020, FREE online Community Services Jobs Event

News Flash, 1.12.2020, Manufacturing Modernisation Fund – Round 2 – Program Guidelines Released

News Flash, 20.11.2020, National Call for RDA Chair nominations

News Flash, 20.11.2020, Building Better Regions Funds – Round 5 – UPDATE

News Flash, 19.11.2020, Opportunity to provide advice to the Australian Government on the 5G Innovation Initiative 

News Flash, 16.11.2020, 2020-21 Federal Budget Insight – Co-operative Farming Program

 News Flash, 12.11.2020, FREE WEBINAR – Spotlight on North Queensland Opportunities

News Flash, 9.11.2020, National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair

News Flash, 6.11.2020, Applications invited for Chairperson for RDA TNWQ

News Flash, 5.11.2020, RDA supports the Australian Government’s Local Jobs Program

News Flash, 1.11.2020, Workforce Issues – Request for Information and Intel

Newsflash, 28.10.2020, Modern Manufacturing Strategy – Public industry consultation

News Flash, 20.10.2020, Labour Market Information Portal Survey

News Flash, 13.10.2020, Mental Wellbeing : Support Yourself and Small Businesses

News Flash, 13.10.2020, Budget 2020

News Flash, 02.10.2020, Safe Places Program and New Digital Hub to Support Australian Small Business Owners

News Flash, 30.09.2020, Digital Business Plan – Budget Initiative

News Flash, 30.09.2020, UPDATE – Future Drought Fund

News Flash, 28.09.2020, Building Better Regions Fund Round 5

News Flash, 24.09.2020, Helping Australian Farmers Access Indonesian Market

News Flash, 03.08.2020, Building Acceleration Fund 2020

News Flash, 28.7.2020, Regional Connectivity Program

News Flash, 07.07.2020, Infrastructure Australia is calling for submissions to the 2021 Infrastructure Priority List

News Flash, 01.07.2020, Regional Digital Connectivity Package

News Flash, 27.05.2020, News for Small Businesses in the Construction Sector

News Flash, 14.05.2020, Reminder – $100,000 in Heywire Youth Innovations Grants

News Flash, 29.04.2020, RDA Welcomes Funding for Inland Queensland Roads

News Flash, 16.04.2020, New Exporter Focused Loans

News Flash, 15.04.2020, Youth Innovation Grants Open Now

News Flash, 09.04.2020, Regional Aviation Grants

News Flash, 19.03.2020, Advisory Group on Northern Australia Announced

News Flash, 18.03.2020, Road and Bridge Funds Open For Local Government

News Flash, 25.02.2020, IQ-RAP makes Infrastructure Australia’s National Infrastructure Priority List

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RDA to assist regions in applying for Building Better Regions Fund – 8 December 2016

Telecommunications Forum in Mount Isa – 24 November 2016

Tec-NQ another successful regional project- 17 November 2016

RDA welcomes funding to upgrade local bridges 18 January 2016

RDA welcomes investment in irrigation development – 23 February 2016

RDA encourages investment in local infrastructure – 15 January 2016

 

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Tec-NQ 8 December 2015

National Stronger Regions Fund 7 December 20115

Tennant Creek to Mount Isa Gas Pipeline 17 November 2015

Win for Rural and Remote Communities – 26 June 2015

RDA Chair welcomes commitment to Northern Australia – 19 June 2015

Region Punches Above its Weight in National Stronger Regions Fund – 13 May 2015

New RDA Committee Members to support region’s development – 19 March 2015

RDA Chair and Deputy Chair Announcements – 28 January 2015

National Stronger Regions Funding – Townsville Information Session – 10 October 2014

Regional Roads Forum – 28 August 2014

Development without Borders

Regional Roads Forum – 4 December 2013

RDA welcomes $8.9 million to visionary project to kick start our Digital Economy

RDA welcomes $3 million to Smart Algae Project in Ayr

RDA welcomes $500,000 to Burdekin PCYC Project

RDAF Round Three Successful Projects

RDA welcomes announcement of short-listed applicants for RDA Funding

RDA meets in Mount Isa

RDAF Rounds 3 and 4 Workshops

RDAF Rounds 3 and 4

Inspiring Tropical Australia Breakfast Forum – July 2012

RDA NWQ Announce New Chairman and Committee Members

RDAF Round 2

Workshops 2011

Our Region

Information and Statistics about Townsville and North West QLD

Grants and Funding

For the latest information on Grants and Funding

Regional Employment Trials Program

A Local Employment Initiative Fund for employment related projects

Inland Queensland Roads Action Project
(IQ-RAP)

IQ-RAP improves regional sustainability, productivity and safety on QLD’s inland road network

Aviation Industry Development Project

A project to develop the aviation industry in North and North West QLD

STEMBooster Project

A major skills and economic development initiative for a pipeline of STEM talent.

Our Region

Information and Statistics about Townsville and North West QLD

Grants and Funding

For the latest information on Grants and Funding

Regional Employment Trials Program

A Local Employment Initiative Fund for employment related projects

Inland Queensland Road Actions Program (IQ-RAP)

IQ-RAP improves regional sustainability, productivity and safety on QLD’s inland road network

Aviation Industry Development Project

A project to develop the aviation industry in North and North West QLD

STEMBooster Project

A major skills and economic development initiative for a pipeline of STEM talent.