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Spare Rooms Across Central NSW

The significant shortage of housing in regional NSW is well evidenced. It is also accepted that addressing this shortage will require innovative approaches in the short to medium term.

22/02/2024

Spare Rooms Across Central NSW

Regional Labour Markets Update – February Quarter 2024

In January 2024, almost 76,000 regional jobs were advertised, marking a 2.0 per cent decrease from the number of vacancies in December 2023. This monthly decline in job ads largely reflects seasonal hiring patterns. The latest number of job ads is 5.

20/02/2024

Regional Labour Markets Update – February Quarter 2024

Cash grants and new builds: Quilpie Shire leads by example when tackling housing challenges

Quilpie Shire Council made international headlines in 2021 when it launched a scheme offering $12,500 grants for people to buy and build new residential dwellings across its townships.

16/02/2024

Cash grants and new builds: Quilpie Shire leads by example when tackling housing challenges

There is no third option for housing in Australia – Regions require laser focus to boost supply now

Key regional housing indicators have alarm bells ringing in regions as house prices jump to record levels – with median prices now tipping $605k – almost on par with metro market figures three years ago.

9/02/2024

There is no third option for housing in Australia – Regions require laser focus to boost supply now

Regions need specific new build targets; more dedicated funding for critical housing infrastructure

Regional-specific new build targets; bolstered and quarantined regional housing infrastructure funding; and better planning for growth are among the asks of government from the National Regional Housing Summit in Canberra today.

9/02/2024

Regions need specific new build targets; more dedicated funding for critical housing infrastructure

National Regional Housing Summit

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in partnership with the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Master Builders Australia will host the National Regional Housing Summit in Canberra this Friday, 9 February 2024.

7/02/2024

National Regional Housing Summit

Regions’ Role in Nation’s Future Focus of New Report

The release today of the Australian Government’s State of Australia’s Regions 2024 report highlights the important role regional Australia is playing in the nation’s future prosperity and development.

6/02/2024

Regions’ Role in Nation’s Future Focus of New Report

2024: The year of capturing and cultivating our regional capability

I like to start each year goal setting and dreaming about what’s possible and to date this manifestation of ideas, innovation and aspiration has stood us in good stead.

30/01/2024

2024: The year of capturing and cultivating our regional capability

Regional housing solutions to be focus of National Summit

Leaders from local, state and federal government, along with representatives from industry, peak bodies and the not-for-profit sector will gather in Canberra as part of a collective effort to discuss solutions to regional Australia’s housing needs.

15/01/2024

Regional housing solutions to be focus of National Summit

Regional Australia Institute Christmas Closure

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) office will close at 5pm on Friday, 22 December 2023 reopening at 9am on Wednesday, 3 January 2024.

21/12/2023

Regional Australia Institute Christmas Closure

Regional Job Vacancies Dip To 87,600 In November

Regional job vacancies dipped by 5.4 per cent to 87,600 in November 2023. The monthly decline in job ads largely reflects seasonal hiring patterns. This latest number of job ads is 3.4 per cent less than a year earlier.

20/12/2023

Regional Job Vacancies Dip To 87,600 In November

New Taskforce to address Murray-Mallee’s Workforce growth

A new locally-lead taskforce to drive building a workforce for the future in the Murray-Mallee will be established early next year, as a result of a unique forum in the region this week.

15/12/2023

New Taskforce to address Murray-Mallee’s Workforce growth

From desire to deployment – how regional Australia is facilitating employment for all

There has been a reoccurring theme when it comes to regional Australia throughout 2023 – that it’s on the precipice of a monumental change.

6/12/2023

From desire to deployment – how regional Australia is facilitating employment for all

Euston to Host Future-Focused Local Workforce Forum

Building a local workforce of the future is the focus of a Cross-Border Future Industry Workforce Forum to be held in Euston, in south-western NSW, on Monday, 11 December.

1/12/2023

Euston to Host Future-Focused Local Workforce Forum

Armidale’s Observa Care Takes Hop Honours in Innovate with nbn Grant Program

A regional NSW health care provider, that developed a wearable sensor to measure patients’ vital signs, has been named the overall champion in the nbn and Regional Australia Institute (RAI) 2023 Innovate with nbn Grant Program overnight.

24/11/2023

Armidale’s Observa Care Takes Hop Honours in Innovate with nbn Grant Program

Regional Job Vacancies Up Again to 92,500

Regional job vacancies have continued to climb, reaching 92,500 advertised jobs in October 2023. Apart from the seasonal summer drop at the beginning of this year, regional vacancies have been around 90,000 or more each month for over a year now.

20/11/2023

Regional Job Vacancies Up Again to 92,500

Report Promotes New Ways To Connect 50,000 Regional Australians With Work

Trialling a ‘gap year connector’ program, extending the Aged Pension’s work bonus measure and supporting local migrant resettlement strategies are among some of the recommendations to come out of the latest report from the RAI.

16/11/2023

Report Promotes New Ways To Connect 50,000 Regional Australians With Work

National Alliance for Regionalisation Sets 2024 Agenda

The CEOs of some of the country’s most influential peak bodies have met with three government ministers in Canberra today, to help set the National Alliance for Regionalisation’s key goals for the coming year.

15/11/2023

National Alliance for Regionalisation Sets 2024 Agenda

Childcare Drought Must End If Regional Communities Are To Thrive

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has endorsed a new report released today, which has highlighted the vast inequities regional families face in accessing early childhood education and care.

13/11/2023

Childcare Drought Must End If Regional Communities Are To Thrive

Orange to host Regions Rising NSW

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will host the NSW component of its national event series, Regions Rising, in Orange on Thursday, 16 November 2023.

2/11/2023

Orange to host Regions Rising NSW

Sydney exodus sees NSW pass QLD as regional relocation destination of choice

Regional New South Wales has overtaken regional Queensland and claimed the title of being the most desirable location for metropolitan movers, according to the September 2023 quarter Regional Movers Index (RMI), released today.

1/11/2023

Sydney exodus sees NSW pass QLD as regional relocation destination of choice


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