RAI opens Regional Australia Hub in nation’s capital
Doing business in the nation’s capital has now been made easier for regional stakeholders with the official opening of the Regional Australia Hub in Canberra tonight.
Regional Australia Institute (RAI) co-CEO Liz Ritchie says the new venture is designed to be a home away from home, where people can meet and work comfortably – located just down the road from Parliament House.
“In our travels around the country over the last 8 years, people have told us about the need for the Hub and the benefits it would have when they visit Canberra. We are so excited that we can now offer this to them,” Ms Ritchie said.
The Regional Australia Hub will be officially unveiled this evening by Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Michael McCormack at the Grand Opening.
“We can’t wait to show off our new co-working and event space that we hope will foster an innovative and welcoming atmosphere for people visiting from regional Australia, no matter what field they are in.” Liz Ritchie said.
RAI co-CEO Dr Kim Houghton says as Australia’s first and only independent think-tank focussing on issues affecting regional Australia, he hopes the RAI can also share its knowledge with people and organisations who use the Regional Australia Hub – as it is housed alongside the RAI office.
“We want people to feel free to just drop in and say hello. You can hire a desk for a day, or even rent a space for longer periods of time. You may have an upcoming event you are looking to host – the Regional Australia Hub is up and running, ready to accommodate you,” Dr Houghton said.
What: Grand Opening of the Regional Australia Hub
When: Thursday 28 November 2019
Time: 6pm (registration from 5:30pm)
Where: Regional Australia Institute
Level 2, 53 Blackall Street
The Regional Australia Hub will also support and promote the creative arts industry, with regional artwork to be exhibited in the space.
Moree’s Yaama Ganu Gallery is providing paintings for the Hub’s first exhibition, which will be unveiled at the official launch tonight.
Gallery Co-Director Toby Osmond says the artwork comes from remote aboriginal communities across the country, and the sale of these pieces have a significant impact on the local economies.
“We are thrilled the RAI asked us to be the first exhibition and proud that these works can hang in the nation’s capital. They are all for sale – so let’s hope they find a great new home!” Toby Osmond said.
Yamma Ganu Gallery is located in Moree, northern NSW. To view more artwork go to www.yaamaganu.com.au #buyfromthebush @yaamaganugallery
For more information about the Regional Australia Hub, please go to www.regionalaustralia.org.au
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