After beginning his career working in local council in New South Wales, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker turned to the private sector.  John also worked in the private sector at Westpac and Thrifty Car Rental along with a role at West Coast Eagles before...
The Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation‘s final report, Regions at the Ready: Investing in Australia’s Future was handed down on the 28th of June this year. The Select Committee, which was Chaired by the Nationals’ MP Damien Drum included representatives from all sides of politics, including Shadow Minister for...
After filling various CEO roles over the years working for some of the large private sector companies and Corporations in Australia, Craig Doyle decided to come home to Mackay to take on a CEO role of a different kind when he joined Mackay Regional Council....
After completing her Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne it was clear that the environment was going to be at the heart of Janet Rice’s career. Senator Rice’s first role was as an environmental campaigner for the Conservation Council of Victoria and the East Gippsland...
After a successful term as alderman of Mackay City Council in the 1980s and overseeing the amalgamation of the city and shire councils, Mayor of Mackay Regional Council Cr Greg Williamson left to pursue a career in corporate business. This time serving on boards provided a wealth of...
Regional Capitals Australia welcomed the initiatives within the Federal Budget 2018. The following is a summary of 2018/19 key budget investment areas. The new initiatives included in the 2018/19 Budget were: Five rural and regional medical schools: as part of an $83 million Strong Rural Health...
A recent Senate Estimates inquiry into the Australian Government’s Smart Cities plan has confirmed the growing importance of regional capital cities like Tamworth, which are now eligible for a regional city deal. The news came when Senators asked officials from the Department of Infrastructure, Regional...
With a federal election approaching, Regional Capitals Australia will be sitting down with relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers to get their views on all things regions and regional capitals. Our first interview for the year is with the hon Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister of...
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