Ignite Mini’s 2024

Industry & Economy People Places Services Completed

In early February, over 100 key stakeholders from a diverse range of industry and community, attended the Ignite Mini Sessions. The workshops were held between 9.00am to 3.00pm and were well attended across the locations of Taree, Kempsey and Bellingen.

The RDAMNC Minis were a series of three in-person events that relaunched the new Regional Investment Framework (RIF) and provided an opportunity for consultation on the priority areas of the RIF and other key aspects for our Mid North Coast Region.

The RIF is a new approach to how the Australian Government delivers regional investment. The priority focus areas include Investing in People, Investing in Places, Investing in Services and Investing in Industries and Local Economies.

Other key aspects covered at the Ignite Mini’s included:

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“The RDAMNC team hosted a brilliant event. Very informative for our region and our future growth. Thank you” Linda Taylor, Business NSW

“Thank you for a brilliant Ignite Workshop – I thoroughly enjoyed each of the presentations and was (surprisingly) fascinated by the Essential Energy content! So much valuable food for thought…”

“Thanks a bunch for the last 2-weeks – great to get involved and connected with some really interesting crew…great job in pulling it all together!”

Speakers included

  • Dr Madeleine Lawler – CEO, Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast
  • Courtney Tune – Founder, Alt Collective
  • Sarah O’Carrigan – Founder, Bub Hub
  • Neenu Behl – Business, Industry and Regional Outreach and Engagement, Department of Home Affairs
  • Bree Katsamangos, Mission Australia
  • Jane O’Dwyer, Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services (MVNS)
  • Debbie Swanson, Dalaigur & Scribbly Gum Dalai
  • Anne Pearson, Essential Energy
  • Luke Jenner, Essential Energy
  • Clare Brennan, First Steps Count
  • Jill Follington, AusIndustry
  • Jackie Martinson, Training Services NSW
  • Holly Quinn
  • Ellie Tree


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