Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) today welcomed the announcement of the Coalition Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) that will focus solely on funding projects in regional and rural areas.
Mayor Shane Van Styn, Chair of Regional Capitals Australia said that the alliance had been making the case for this change for some time. READ MORE “Regional Australia is Focus of Building Better Regions Fund”
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) and Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aiming to highlight the need for improved academic and career pathways for young people and residents living in regional Australia.
The Chair of RUN, Professor Jan Thomas, says, “Regional universities play a key role in developing regional cities and economies, and that the agreement would facilitate closer collaboration between the two groups on skills and education policy. READ MORE “RUN and RCA sign MOU to Boost Education and Career Pathways”
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has welcomed the announcement that Townsville – a regional capital city and RCA member – has been prioritised in Australia’s first-ever City Deal.
RCA Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was pleased that the role of regional capital cities has been recongised by the Coalition in announcing this first City Deal. READ MORE “Regional Capital City First Past the Post in New City Deal”
This week the Regional Universities Network (RUN) released their election platform Clever Regions, Clever Australia, Policy Advice for an Incoming Government – 2016.
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has welcomed RUN’s platform as both RCA and RUN have been advocating for the federal government to continue to invest Australia’s regional capital cities. READ MORE “Regional Capitals Australia Statement on RUN’s Clever Regions, Clever Australia Policy”
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn joined RCA Board Member and Tamworth Mayor, Cr Col Murray to meet with National Party Leader, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce to discuss Australia’s regional capital cities.
During the meeting Mayor Van Styn outlined the role that regional cities play in creating jobs and economic growth in Regional Australia. READ MORE “Regional Capitals Australia Meet with National’s Leader”
In his final speech in Parliament, former Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Warren Truss told his colleagues to remember people living in rural areas are also Australians and “have a right to expect a fair share of our nation’s growth and prosperity.” READ MORE “Who Will Change the Path for Regional Australia?”
The Turnbull Government’s 2016-17 budget has signified their commitment to connect regional cities to each other and other metropolitan cities through both rail and roads funding. READ MORE “2016-17 Federal Budget Overview”
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) tonight has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s 2016-17 budget that signified their commitment to connect regional capital cities to each other and metropolitan cities, through both rail and roads funding.
RCA Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn said the $594 million commitment to secure land along the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail line was a step in the right direction to grow regional Australia. READ MORE “Regional Capitals Australia Statement on 2016-17 Federal Budget”
The Turnbull Government has now released its much-anticipated Smart Cities Plan pitched at making sure our nation’s cities are more liveable, accessible and productive.
This is the first time a national plan talks about creating long-term investment in regional capital cities. Considering the impact of these cities, this shift is a welcome and timely advancement. READ MORE “What’s the Smart Cities Plan All About?”
Today, Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) Chair Mayor Shane Van Styn joined Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other leaders and experts in cities policy at the Smart Cities Summit, hosted by The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation.
The summit is an initiative of the Australian Government to discuss key issues such as infrastructure investment to support jobs and population growth, while also making sure Australian cities are good places to live. READ MORE “‘City Deals’ Presents New Opportunities for Regional Capitals”