National Stronger Regions Fund Round 3
Round 3 opens 15 January 2016

Round 3 of the NSRF opens on 15th January and closes on 15th March, 2016.

The NSRF is supporting investment in a diverse range of infrastructure from tourism, water and transport infrastructure to cultural, sporting and healthcare facilities, providing sustainable economic growth in areas of disadvantage across the country.

The programme allows communities to identify their own priority infrastructure projects, and particularly encourages partnerships between not-for-profit organisations, local, state and territory governments, as well as, the private sector.

The Australian Government recognises the vital role Australia’s regions can and must play to drive economic development, to lift productivity and to encourage and foster innovation.

The NSRF is delivering $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address disadvantage.

Information Sessions

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will be running Information Sessions commencing in January 2016 to provide potential applicants with an understanding of the changes to the guidelines for Round Three and learnings from Round Two.

Teleconference S
essions are available from 27 January.

More on the National Stronger Regions Fund, including details of Teleconference Sessions, a full list of successful Round Two projects and details on the application process, is available online by clicking on the button below.

Advance Queensland
Catch up with the latest in grants and funding programs from the Queensland Government Advance Queensland initiative.
Advance Queensland Young Starters

The Advance Queensland Young Starters Fund is now open for organisations to run activities such as startup weekends, bootcamps, networking events and workshops targeted at budding entrepreneurs. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to eligible organisations.
Inspiring Women Luncheon
with Janine Allis
(Founder of Boost Juice)
Friday 26 February 2016
Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) invites business-savvy women (yes, men are welcome too) from throughout South-East Queensland to the second annual Inspiring Women luncheon, presenting keynote speaker Janine Allis at the Belvedere Hotel on Friday, 26 February from 11.30am.

Best known as the Founder and Executive Director of Boost Juice Bars, Janine Allis is not your everyday self-made businesswoman. She grew her juice and smoothie empire from her kitchen bench to an international success story.

Janine is now sharing her exceptional business knowledge with others, including through her role as a “shark” and mentor on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank.

She says, if she can do it, anyone can!

Don’t miss Janine sharing her knowledge at this very special event, but be quick as tickets are expected to sell out.
Startup Moreton Bay Region
Startup "Choose Your Own Adventure Weekend"
6-7 February 2016

Starting up 15 new businesses in the Moreton Bay Region

If you have the idea, capacity and commitment to start up a small business in our region, this is for you!

Startup Moreton Bay Region (SMBR) is a program of training, coaching and peer support.

The training focuses on planning, execution and sustainability.

SMBR animates small business by combining fun and practical learning experiences with formal training (the Cert III in Micro Business Operations) through our RTO partner Australasian Leadership Academy.

There are 4 phases:

1. An intensive program of training and business development, creating a startup action plan on one page
2. The application of the startup plan to an actual market place, gathering feedback and real world information
3. A Launch/Showcase event
4. Ongoing business development

The program closes with a high profile launch and celebration event on May 28.

Places are limited - the program is open to only 15 participants.


Startup "Choose Your Own Adventure" Weekend (6-7 Feb) 

The program kicks off with a Startup "Choose Your Own Adventure Weekend".

Moreton Bay Business Clusters - Collaborating to Compete
Several members of the Narangba Innovation Precinct business group
RDA Moreton Bay has successfully developed, and is currently growing, a number of business groups with like-minded individuals, believing in the value of working together to strengthen their competitiveness.  Business clusters have been formed in the region around industry sectors such as ICT & Print, Food Production and more recently the Circular Economy (Waste management & recycling). A strong business group is active in the Narangba Innovation Precinct and work is continuing to strengthen connections in the Brendale area. Strawberry growers around Caboolture and in the North of the region are also being supported to develop new products and minimise waste.

The next meeting for the Food cluster is 5:30pm Thursday 4 February, ICT & Print Cluster 7:30am Wednesday 17 February and Narangba Innovation Precinct 12noon Tuesday 23 February.

For full details and to register your interest please contact Anthony Dow on 0409264722 or email anthonyd@rdamoretonbay.org.au
Moreton Bay Innovation Awards
Voting now open for People's Choice Award
The nominees for the Narangba Innovation Precinct People's Choice Award have been announced - check them out and cast your vote before February 5.
Gala Awards Evening
The winners of the 2016 Moreton Bay Innovation Awards will be announced at the Gala Evening on Friday, 5 February 2016.

Join us for a night to celebrate innovation in the Moreton Bay Region with plenty of entertainment too!

Tickets are available to be purchased individually or per table.

Individual Ticket: $99.00 
Table of 10 (must be purchased in one transaction): $900.00 
Government Business Links
Single Business Service

The Australian Government's online Single Business Service  enables businesses of all sizes to efficiently find information, services and links to government programmes. This includes insights into business improvement strategies and essential information on planning, starting and running a business as well as referrals to assistance programmes such as the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and the R&D Tax Incentive.


Australian Trade Commission

The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade - helps Australian businesses develop international markets and win productive foreign direct investment.


Department of Employment

The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Employers can find out about workplace relations, employing people with a disability, young people, mature aged workers and Indigenous Australians, wage subsidies and incentives, paid parental leave and more.

Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training contains information about developing your skills and the skills of your employees; keeping your business competitive. Investing in skills and training can increase productivity and innovation, help you attract and retain high quality employees and improve customer satisfaction.

Find out what skills will help your business grow and what support is available for your business.

ATO Small Business Newsroom

All your tax and super news in one place.

Managed by the Australian Taxation Office, visit the Small business newsroom online at any time to check out the latest news, previous articles or download reminders to your calendar.

You can also sign up to have the Small business newsroom delivered to your e-mail inbox.

Find out about topics such as completing your BAS, starting a small business, buying a car for your business, knowing your responsibilities as a company director, changing from a sole trader to a company, tax returns...and more!
What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay (RDAMB) is part of a national network of organisations, which in Queensland is funded through the Australian Government to promote the economic development of the Moreton Bay region.

The role of RDAMB is to:

  • Develop and implement a Regional Plan
  • Provide advice on critical issues affecting the region
  • Identify and implement initiatives to tackle the region's economic development priorities
  • Generate project proposals for the National Stronger Regions Fund
  • Promote Australian Government Programs.


For further detail visit http://www.rdamoretonbay.org.au

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