Media Releases

Digital Champions ‘Tribe’ Gather

Seventeen enthusiastic regional delegates came together at Blackall’s Living Arts Centre over the weekend to develop their digital and presentation skills to become Regional Digital Champions under RAPAD’s Outbackhubs.

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Outback Region to mix it with Silicon Valley at Myriad

This May, Outback regional entrepreneurs, startups or innovative businesses have the opportunity to rub shoulders with thousands from around Australia and the world, including 380 from Silicon Valley who will be attending the Myriad three day innovation festival courtesy of QANTAS and Advance Qld sponsorship.

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Chairman's 2017 wrap up

Read the Chairman's summary wrap up of 2017 here

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RAPAD Seeks to Expand on Current Cluster Fencing Model with Potential New Funding

The Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) is advocating for any future cluster fencing funding rounds to investigate expanding the current model to include linking existing exclusion fences either privately or publicly funded.

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RAPAD RENEWABLE ENERGY VISION TO POWER QUEENSLAND ENDORSED AT RECENT FORUM

A recent renewable energy forum convened by the Central West Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) saw its vision to generate Queensland's electricity needs, and bring transformative benefit to the region,endorsed by all in attendance.

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State Election - Gregory Candidates, Are They All Serious?

Gregory Candidates – are all of them serious?

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Outback water alliance achieves excellence in public works

A collaborative alliance of Barcaldine Regional Council, Barcoo Shire Council, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Boulia Shire Council, Diamantina Shire Council, Longreach Regional Council and Winton Shire Council has taken out the award for water projects under $2 million at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.

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RAPAD's 10 Point Election Plan

With a state election getting ever closer, the Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD), is on the front foot and has put forward its 10-point plan to all major political parties.

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Cr Butch Lenton

Central Western Queensland, in fact the whole of our State has lost a great Queenslander.

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Bring Back One Million Sheep to the West

The data from the Remote Area Planning and Development (RAPAD) Board’s recent cluster fencing Expression Of Interest (EOI) has been analysed and if funded, when combined with current Round 1 and 2 fencing projects, would see:

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Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Outback Edition: A First for Remote Australia

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RAPAD Region To Deliver $1.5b

In a recently completed report undertaken by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), on behalf of the Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD), modeling suggests that up to 37.5% of jobs within the Central Western Qld RAPAD region are at risk due to digital disruption.

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Smart Central Western Queensland: A Digitally Enabled Community Strategic Plan

RAPAD Launches Regional Digital Strategy: Smart Central Western Queensland: A Digitally Enabled Community Strategic Plan 11 July 2017

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Small Business Counsellor

Small Business and Individuals Financial Counsellor to cease on 30 June 2017

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Drought funding provides welcome boost for CWQ

State Government Drought Funding Provides A Welcome Boost For Central West Communities

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Call for cluster fencing expression of interest

RAPAD Releases EOI To Capture Continued Fencing Demand In The Region

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GABORA Water Management Protocol

Submission On the Draft Great Artesian Basin & Other Regional Aquifers (GABORA) Water Plan and the Draft GABORA Water Management Protocol.

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Jobs delivered from cluster fencing

Jobs Delivered Already From The RAPAD Cluster Fencing Program With More To Come

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Outback communities benefit from cleaner water collaboration

Outback Communities Benefit From Cleaner Water Collaboration

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Round 2 QFPI annoucements

Successful RAPAD Round 2 Cluster Fencing Applicants Announced

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