Across The Region

So, last week I mentioned a sneak peek about RDAMNC’s projects in 2017.

Here is a little teaser…

In 2017 our team has selected five core campaigns to guide our work and the development of partnerships surrounding the regional plan (which will be released in February).  The themes of the campaigns are: invest, innovate, return, grow and prosper.

Do any (or perhaps a few) of these spark an interest for you?  Make sure you get in touch with our office to find out more, and of course keep an eye on our news section.

I’ll feed you a little more information next week.


1 mark brownThe week I met with Professor David Lynch of Southern Cross University, Mark Brown of St Columba Anglican School and the committee of the Nambucca Youth Services Centre and explored education and job readiness from numerous angles.  I wondered if as a region we are truly preparing our young people for the jobs of the future?  Read this report and let me know what you think… HERE

(pic. Mark Brown, St Columba Anglican School outside of the school’s current performing arts centre build).

Cultural Tourism

I was very proud to co-sign a statement of intent to work in partnership with Sea Acres 1 sea acresRainforest Centre to develop cultural tourism enterprise at the centre this week.  Uncle Bill O’Brien has worked hard to develop this enterprise and I certainly believe it is an enormous asset for the community.  The partnership comprises of Birpai Aboriginal Land Council, Charles Sturt University, Arts Mid North Coast, National Parks and Regional Development Australia, Mid North Coast.

Early Childhood Learning

RDAMNC and a cluster of early 16 childhood learning services based in the Macleay have now commenced the implementation of our partnership to facilitate the delivery of workforce development and leadership skill development in 2017.  It’s very inspiring to work alongside this cohesive cluster of services and we have kicked off with delivery of an online motivational program.  More on this very soon…

Be a tourist at home

1 coffsThis weekend (as most weekends) I indulged in some backyard tourism with a visit to Sealy lookout and the Big Banana (both in Coffs Harbour).  The kids and I both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (and kept cool as the summer like weather is upon us.

Before I sign out, just checking you have at least a few (if not all) local businesses lined up for your Christmas purchases.  Would be great to know more about your favourites, let us know on Facebook and Instagram.

Have a great week,



Regional Development Australia
Mid North Coast

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