Cr Darriea Turley AM has served as a Broken Hill Councillor since 1995 and Mayor of Broken Hill City Council since 2016. Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards including the NSW Local Government Award and Life Membership to the Australian Local Government Women’s Association for her contribution to Local Government. READ MORE “Interview with: Cr Darriea Turley AM, Mayor of Broken Hill City Council”
Our Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn sat down virtually (in true 2020 style) with the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education and Member for Wannon, to discuss regional education. READ MORE “Interview with: The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education”
As the CEO of RAI, Liz’s primary goal is to make a difference through leadership, engagement and evidence-based knowledge to shape a better Australia. Heralding from country NSW, she understands the issues and opportunities impacting regional Australia, and she is dedicated to reforming our regional economies so that more Australia’s can choose to live, work, and invest in regional Australia. READ MORE “Interview with: Liz Ritchie, CEO of the Regional Australia Institute”
Once again the Grattan Institute is calling on the good people of Australia and their elected representatives to forgo the aim of a better-planned and more equitable Australia – by ‘dissing’ regional rail. READ MORE “Chair’s Op-ed: Time to Fast Track Regional Rail”
Virgin Australia’s announcement of voluntary administration has created widespread concern regarding the future state of the Australian aviation industry. As the leaders of regional Australia, our members share these concerns. Our regional routes must not be left at the boarding gate with reduced services and severely increased fairs. READ MORE “Chair’s Op-ed: Regional Capital Routes Must Continue to Soar Post COVID-19 Turbulence”
In light of the recent bushfire emergency that occurred over spring and summer, Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has engaged with our membership to determine how the fires impacted regional capital cities.
One of the key findings was that 25 per cent of our members were directly impacted by bushfires and 50 per cent had a bushfire event in their region. READ MORE “Impacts of Bushfires on Regional Capital Cities”
Mayor Shane Van Styn, City of Greater Geraldton
A message from RCA Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn
G’day members and friends of RCA,
As we wrap up for 2019 and head off to get festive with family and friends, I wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to our members who have supported us through another successful year. READ MORE “RCA Chair’s Focus for 2020 and a Farewell from Cr McIntosh”
Cr Tony Herbert was born in Warrnambool and has a deep passion for his community. Prior to his election to Council in October 2016, Cr Tony Herbert worked as a teacher and music co-ordinator. He has managed several businesses in Warrnambool over the years and is a past President of Commerce Warrnambool. Cr Tony Herbert is dedicated to the growth and liveability of Warrnambool and is focused on assisting Warrnambool to continue to position itself as a leading regional city. READ MORE “Interview with: Cr Tony Herbert, Mayor of Warrnambool City Council”
The Hon Catherine King MP started her political career after being elected in 2001 to the Federal seat of Ballarat. After six years of serving as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, Catherine moved to the key economic portfolio of Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development following the 2019 election. Catherine King has extensive experience working in regional portfolios having served as Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories, Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories and Minister for Road Safety. READ MORE “Interview with: the Hon Catherine King MP”
Cr Samantha McIntosh (RCA – Immediate Past Chair) with the Hon Alan Tudge MP (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure).
Regional Capitals Australia Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn was joined in Canberra this week by Immediate Past Chair, Cr Samantha McIntosh to talk regional Australia with Federal politicians in the lead up to the 2020-21 Budget.
Mayor Shane Van Styn and Cr Samantha McIntosh met with regional policy leaders from both sides of politics including the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure and the Hon Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development to deliver and discuss our 2020-21 Budget Submission aimed at creating sustainable growth in regional Australia. READ MORE “Regional Capitals Australia Talks Regional Australia With Federal Decision Makers “