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From Cape York to Bruny Island, and beyond: You Moved Where?! returns for third season

Hosted by film and tv producer, Bec Bignell, herself a recently returned regional resident, You Moved Where?! is back for its third season, taking a glimpse into the highs and lows of moving away from a metropolitan lifestyle.

24/05/2024

From Cape York to Bruny Island, and beyond: You Moved Where?! returns for third season

Regional Labour Markets Update – April 2024

Regional job vacancies dipped by 3.6 per cent to 79,000 in April 2024. This latest number of job ads is also 10.9 per cent less than a year earlier.

21/05/2024

Regional Labour Markets Update – April 2024

The pathway to a low-carbon economy in regional Australia’s key industries

Some industries will face a more difficult pathway in the transition to net zero, particularly in regional Australia, where there is a heavy reliance on fossil fuels.

17/05/2024

The pathway to a low-carbon economy in regional Australia’s key industries

Budget 2024-2025: Nation’s Future To Be Made In Regional Australia

Regional Australia is at the epicentre of the Federal Government’s Future Made in Australia ambitions, with plans to attract global investment in the development of home-grown critical minerals, low emission liquid fuels, and green hydrogen.

15/05/2024

Budget 2024-2025: Nation’s Future To Be Made In Regional Australia

The timber town that’s proven efficiency and renewable energy work hand in hand

Yarram is a small town of around 2000 people, in a prosperous farming district with a history of timber harvesting and milling in the Shire of Wellington, just over 200km east of Melbourne, in Gippsland, Victoria.

13/05/2024

The timber town that’s proven efficiency and renewable energy work hand in hand

Budget must respond to regions’ growing population

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is calling on the Federal Government to maintain its focus on developing and supporting the regions, by prioritising long-term investment in the planning, infrastructure and services.

8/05/2024

Budget must respond to regions’ growing population

The finance broker who can see the potential in modular homes

Teressa Fisk, a finance broker on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, has spent the past two years with a strong focus on assisting clients to finance modular homes.

2/05/2024

The finance broker who can see the potential in modular homes

Why population shouldn’t be a dirty word

Transition, transition, transition. It seems to be the word of 2024, positioned alongside big ideas, big investment, and big infrastructure.

26/04/2024

Why population shouldn’t be a dirty word

How a residential subdivision led to the regeneration of a western Victorian town

Ten years ago, the Pyrenees Shire Council in regional Victoria took a calculated risk and bought a tranche of land in Beaufort, a town of about 1,700 people on the Western Highway midway between Ararat and Ballarat.

22/04/2024

How a residential subdivision led to the regeneration of a western Victorian town

Rates roads rubbish and real estate

Council Chief Executive Anne Champness recounts a story of a local professional recently being forced to live in a tent during winter due to the lack of rentals in the local government area’s biggest community.

18/04/2024

Rates roads rubbish and real estate

Katanning – the little town that’s carving its own path on the journey to net zero

Katanning Energy in south-west WA is a community-focussed organisation with a vision to see Katanning living and supported by a reliable, clean and cheap renewable electricity supply.

10/04/2024

Katanning – the little town that’s carving its own path on the journey to net zero

New survey to canvass regional, rural & remote councils on what they need to be sustainable

Regional local governments are urged to take a new survey by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in response to the Federal Government’s Inquiry into the sustainability of regional, rural, and remote councils.

10/04/2024

New survey to canvass regional, rural & remote councils on what they need to be sustainable

The regional Australia advantage when it comes to the transition

Net zero. Whether you love it, are wary of it, or ambivalent to it, it’s here. Both in Australia and across the globe, the transition to low-carbon economies is underway.

26/03/2024

The regional Australia advantage when it comes to the transition

Regional leaders ready to embrace net zero – But information void still a major hurdle

Regional leaders stand ready to benefit from the transition to net zero by 2050, but more information is needed to help communities navigate the way forward, according to the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

26/03/2024

Regional leaders ready to embrace net zero – But information void still a major hurdle

Faces of the Regional Australia Institute - Anna Stephenson

The RAI has a dedicated and enthusiastic team and through the ‘Faces of the RAI’ series, we want to introduce you to the people undertaking this work. This week we profile our Education and Regional Impact Director, Anna Stephenson.

22/03/2024

Faces of the Regional Australia Institute - Anna Stephenson

Regional Labour Markets Update – February 2024

Regional job vacancies remained unchanged at 76,000 in February 2024, with just a slight dip of 0.6 per cent from the previous month. This minor monthly decline in job ads largely reflects seasonal hiring patterns. The latest number of job ads is 6.3

22/03/2024

Regional Labour Markets Update – February 2024

Welcome to Dubbo, where the appetite for apartment living is sky high

When the first residents move into the modernist No. 1 Church Street in the bustling centre of western New South Wales city Dubbo next year, they will be making history. Inland Australia isn’t known for its high-rise properties, but Dubbo-based devel

20/03/2024

Welcome to Dubbo, where the appetite for apartment living is sky high

Seniors and families on the Surf Coast to benefit from Community Bank social enterprise

Winchelsea, VIC has a shortage of appropriate housing for older people looking to downsize, forcing some residents to move from their hometown into the nearby city of Geelong, or even further afield.

13/03/2024

Seniors and families on the Surf Coast to benefit from Community Bank social enterprise

Faces of the Regional Australia Institute - Amanda Barwick

The RAI has a dedicated and enthusiastic team and through the ‘Faces of the RAI’ series, we want to introduce you to the people undertaking this work. This week we profile our Director of Corporate Affairs - Amanda Barwick.

7/03/2024

Faces of the Regional Australia Institute - Amanda Barwick

My Bella Casa on a mission to make modular mainstream

My Bella Casa is an offsite construction business, working to deliver new, quality, long-term homes to regional, rural and remote communities across Australia. My Bella Casa is the brainchild of Tamika Smith.

6/03/2024

My Bella Casa on a mission to make modular mainstream

Key workers and community betterment at the heart of unique Griffin Green collaboration

Partnerships between multiple levels of government and the not-for-profit sector are often discussed, but rarely do they experience the success of the Griffin Green project.

28/02/2024

Key workers and community betterment at the heart of unique Griffin Green collaboration


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