Regional Capitals Australia‘s analysis of commitments made during the 2019 election campaign has confirmed the need to invest in growing regional cities was endorsed by both of the major parties.
Chair and Mayor of the City of Ballarat, Cr Samantha McIntosh said billions of dollars in promises to invest in important road, rail and air services that will better connect our member cities have been a big feature on the hustings.
The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is calling on governments to create four-point plans that will increase regional employment opportunities in their communities. The Future of Regional Jobs report was launched by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Michael McCormack at the recent Regions Rising conference.
When City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe saw a desire for change within the greater Shepparton, she knew it was time to join the Council. Cr O’Keeffe is also Deputy Chair of Regional Cities Victoria and has been living in Shepparton for over 50 years, during which time she has developed well-established businesses. Kim is determined to utilise this business experience and love of her region to act as a strong voice for Greater Shepparton. READ MORE “Interview with: Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe, Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Council”
With the Federal Election fast approaching, we have chosen to interview Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Anthony Albanese MP. It seems that a political career was always in the cards, with a young Anthony joining the Australian Labor Party at fifteen years of age.
RCA Chair, Cr Samantha McIntosh noted that the significant investments in roads, rail and airports will have substantial and long term benefits for regional capital cities and ensure the cities could continue to ease the squeeze felt by the major capital cities.
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today called on the Australian Government and Opposition to put the needs of those living in regional cities front and centre in the Federal Budget and Opposition reply.
Regional Capitals Australia Chair, Mayor Samantha McIntosh, said that the alliance had put a clear view to Canberra that regional capital cities needed to be connected, liveable, and productive if Australia was going to grow successfully.
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today welcomed the release of Australia’s first national population plan released by Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison, Minister for Cities and Population the Hon Alan Tudge and Minister for Immigration the Hon David Coleman along with the initiatives to better connect regions as announced by Minister for Regional Services and Decentralisation the Hon Bridget McKenzie.