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The Somerset Trail, Mount Mee (Image credit: Visit Moreton Bay Region)
Strong, Confident and Vibrant Regions: A New Charter for Regional Development Australia

In response to the Independent Review of the Regional Development Australia program, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development has announced that funding for the national Regional Development Australia (RDA) network will be extended through to the end of 2020 under a new charter.
 
RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

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Apply for Round 2 of Small Business Innovation Research funding
Applications close 25 Sept 2017

Round 2 of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is open.  SBIR provides funding to innovators to solve specific Queensland Government challenges and supports innovators to help develop and test their ideas, which may then be procured by Government and/or used for further commercial opportunities.

Organisations must be able to deliver a solution to one of the Queensland Government challenges.

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Attorney-General officially opens North Lakes Sports Club

North Lakes Sports Club has been officially opened by the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, Attorney-General of Queensland and Member for Redcliffe, in a ceremony held on Thursday, 17 August.

The 25 million-dollar North Lakes Sports Club opened its doors to the public in early May with more than 100,000 patrons passing through it’s doors in the first three months.  Image credit: MBRIT

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Boost for Brendale
A 26,295m² piece of land at 17 Johnstone Road, Brendale is set to become the new headquarters of one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and distributers of 4x4 equipment - TJM.

Moreton Bay Regional Council recently approved a Material Change of Use - Development Permit for the construction a 12,000m² warehouse on the site, including 1,000m² of office space, in addition to 125 car spaces, 40 bicycle spaces and landscaping.

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Be part of the Connected Communities Program

The Connected Communities program is for people who are passionate about contributing to their community.  The program offers a series of learning opportunities, whilst providing the platform to connect with others.

With the support and guidance of experienced facilitators and guest speakers, you will learn how to share community resources, develop community projects and create positive change.

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Corporate Park East: an affordable industrial option 

You can now secure fully serviced General Industry lots in Caboolture’s first estate release for over ten years.

Corporate Park, at the Bribie Island Rd and Bruce Highway interchange, has long been the area’s preferred location for industrial tenants and owner-occupiers in Moreton Bay. The estate is now at capacity, so eyes are turning to the next release of Corporate Park East. Perfectly suited to transport, waste management, warehousing and general industry users who require large, affordable premises.

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New Redcliffe to Moreton Island passenger service announced

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) has today launched a new passenger ferry service direct from Redcliffe jetty to Moreton Island, in a landmark move that will bring a welcome boost to local tourism.

Starting in September, locals and visitors can take the 40-minute journey across the calm waters of Moreton Bay to the township of Bulwer, located at the northern end of Moreton Island, on the Redcliffe2Moreton Express.

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New Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor (RPRC) Investment Prospectus
Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) has unveiled the new Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor (RPRC) Investment Prospectus. The RPRC Investment Prospectus is an interactive online portal that innovatively captures and displays investment opportunities available within the RPRC.

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Apply for the Growing Queensland’s Companies program

Growing Queensland’s Companies is a high-value, world-class program that enables CEOs/MDs to identify opportunities, overcome business challenges and drive competitive advantage.

The program provides CEOs/MDs with the knowledge and skills to develop as leaders, accelerate company growth and compete in a global marketplace.

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Biomedical Industry and Health Innovators Forum
Thursday 21 September 2017, 7.30 - 10.30am, Lake Kawana Community Centre

You are invited to an industry breakfast forum providing information and advice on the Queensland and Australian governments’ business support and funding programs for biomedical and health businesses, researchers, entrepreneurs and organisations.

This event is suitable for individuals and organisations from sectors including medical technologies, pharmaceutical, digital, biotechnology, manufacturing, health, science, complementary medicine and professional services.


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Moreton Bay Maritime Industry Cluster Meeting
Monday 25 September 2017, 5.30 - 7.00pm, Moreton Bay Boat Club

Attend the next meeting of the Moreton Bay Maritime Industry Cluster meeting and find out about upcoming opportunities available to your maritime business.  For all business owners and professionals with interests in the Maritime industry.  Join this forum to collaborate with maritime businesses and explore partnerships, along with networking and enhancing your B2B networks.

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Business Workshop: Getting the tills ringing with Peter Kenyon
Thursday 5 October 2017, 5.30am - 7.30pm (full day), Eatons Hill Hotel

Are you a small to medium business in the Moreton Bay Region?  Are you looking for fresh ideas to generate profit?

Getting the Tills Ringing with Peter Kenyon delivers the stories of ordinary people who dared to be different and have become out-of-the-ordinary entrepreneurs running businesses outside large cities.

This intimate full-day workshop will guide you in learning how to develop attitudes, behaviours, and skills that can set you apart from most business operators and help you to take your business to the next level.


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Improve your tender responses with Tenderlink workshops
5 & 6 October 2017, Cliftons, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane

Want to Improve Your Tender Responses?  It’s time to brush up your tender response skills so you can hunt down the best opportunities during Tender Season.

Tender Season happens in the months of spring. It happens every year. The market goes into overdrive with a steady increase in the number of opportunities released, until the season peaks in November.  If you want to make every shot count, it pays to develop your skills with our tender response workshops.  Add alternative bidding strategies and set up your bid response arsenal for the season.

Whether you’re new to the game or an old pro looking for new tricks these workshops will teach you to get response ready, write a compelling response plus tender strategies and planning tools.


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Government Business Links
AusIndustry
AusIndustry in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science puts Australian businesses first by simplifying and streamlining access to information, advice and services.

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.
Department of Education and Training
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training contains information about developing your skills and the skills of your employees; keeping your business competitive. 
Australian Taxation Office Small Business Newsroom

The ATO Small Business Newsroom is all your tax and super news in one place.
Advance Queensland

Advance Queensland is investing in our future by harnessing innovation to strengthen and diversify the economy and create jobs.
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What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.

RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

Working in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:


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