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New horizons for Regional Tech Hub

New horizons for Regional Tech Hub The Australian Government has pledged $6 million for the expansion of the Regional Tech Hub (RTH) over the next three years, with National Farmers’ Federation to continue to administrate the program after a successful tender. To date, this vital initiative has helped more than 140,000 people around Australia with […]

Jobs Queensland empowering regional Queensland

Jobs Queensland empowering regional Queensland With Queensland set to witness remarkable growth in the job market by 2025, Jobs Queensland is leading the charge in preparing regional Queensland for this surge by bringing together industry, regions, employers and the community to forecast the skills that will be needed into the future. Their Anticipating Future Skills Series […]

National Summit unites “doers” of regional Australia

National Summit unites “doers” of regional Australia By Caitlin Crowley, Country Caller Some of the best and brightest minds from across rural, regional and remote Australia will join forces in Toowoomba next month to chart a path towards sustainable economic growth outside the nation’s capital cities. The inaugural National Regional and Economic Development Summit will […]

BOOKED OUT! How to support regional tourism businesses to grow

Regional Tourism Boat

BOOKED OUT: How to start and grow a successful regional tourism business Tourism is often touted as the saviour for regional economic development, but as the rise of investors using Airbnb’s across the country, it raises questions about what are the fundamentals that underpin a region’s tourism ‘success’? What is the role of small business […]

Useful recycled products are already here:  We just need a way to use them

Useful recycled products are already here: We just need a way to use them  By Annemaree Jensen   Dr Tristan Shelley and Associate Professor Polly Burey at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba know that circular economies don’t work if you aren’t converting waste materials into high value end products that are in demand. […]

How regional micro-precincts create liveable communities

Local business is key: How regional micro-precincts create liveable communities By Annemaree Jensen  Are you seeing less and less government funding opportunities in your regional community, or only seeing funding opportunities that require private partnerships and business cases? Robert Prestipino of Vital Places understands your predicament. He’s developed a micro precinct framework that accommodates current […]

One man’s mission to save good food from landfill

One man’s mission to save good food from landfill: The circular economy in action Bernardo Tobias, the State Manager for OzHarvest Queensland, is on a mission to reduce food waste and end hunger across Australia. Coming from a family of small-scale farmers from rural Brazil, Bernardo understands the real value of food and its social, […]

It’s time to acknowledge the disease

It’s time to acknowledge the disease: Why the regions in Australia will never get anywhere unless they get LOUD By Annemaree Jensen George Wilkinson is heartily tired of the same old story, the one that says the regions aren’t growing because they’re isolated, have few natural advantages, or are lazy and incompetent. George has a PhD […]

Why SEGRA, why now?

Why SEGRA, why now?   By Caroline Robinson, SEGRA Foundation and 150Square Director SEGRA celebrates 27 years in 2023 and, like many not for profit organisations, it is navigating a multitude of technological, economic, political, cultural, and social changes. Throughout our strong history, SEGRA has evolved to ensure it remains relevant and to continually advance […]

Regions helping achieve net zero

Regions helping achieve net zero   By Charles Jenkinson, SEGRA Foundation and RDA South West Director RDA South West is working with the region’s local governments to set us out on the journey to net zero from the ground up. Achieving net zero is not someone else’s problem – it belongs to all of us […]

The GLUE required for liveable RRR communities

The GLUE required for liveable RRR communities By Simon Boughey, Director, SEGRA Foundation In 2009, I wrote a paper for SEGRA entitled ‘GLUE’, about how communities and community groups working in neighbourhood, local, community and regional development are all working with a variety of factors to make a positive impact in their area on a […]

Calling all ‘doers’ from Regional Australia

The SEGRA Foundation invites you to share your regional economic development projects, insights, services, programs, experiences and knowledge at the National Regional and Economic Development Summit in Toowoomba, July 26-27 2023. If you are passionate about sustainable economic growth for regional Australia and have insights to share then submit your expression of interest to present, […]

SEGRA Talks podcast launched

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new, monthly podcast series, SEGRA Talks! Hosted by Neil Butler from Podversations and sponsored by 150Square, this series brings together regional Australia’s brightest minds and doers of #RRR to discuss the most pressing issues facing our communities today. With insightful discussions on topics such as sustainable development, community resilience, innovation, and entrepreneurship, SEGRA Talks […]

Toowoomba to host National Summit

Toowoomba Hosts National Summit

Toowoomba to host National Summit Toowoomba has been selected as the location for the new look SEGRA Summit which will showcase some of the key economic drivers from the region including: Transport and Logistics: Toowoomba is strategically located at the intersection of major highways and rail lines, making it an important transport and logistics hub […]

SEGRA announces new format and annual Summit

SEGRA announces new format and annual Summit The annual SEGRA Conference will transition this year to a National Regional and Economic Development Summit, to be held 26-27 July in Toowoomba, Queensland. Foundation Directors will be building upon the strong history and networks of SEGRA during this transition and gratefully acknowledge the effort, time and energy […]