The next wave of the region’s brightest entrepreneurs

The next wave of the region’s brightest entrepreneurs. The Broome Makers Competition was a key community and youth engagement initiative of the Broome Growth Plan. The Broome Makers Competition aimed to develop the next wave of budding entrepreneurs by encouraging them to share innovative ideas on how to grow a new area of economic opportunity. Shire President Ron Johnston provided [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:36+08:00July 7th, 2016|Media|0 Comments

FIFO workforce can provide benefits to regional communities, Senate inquiry in Geraldton hears

Originally posted on ABC News. Written by Sarah Taillier. A fly-in, fly-out workforce can provide benefits to regional communities, a Senate inquiry into the future of regional capitals in Australia has been told. The Senate committee has travelled to Tasmania and Victoria and had its first West Australian hearing today in Geraldton, in the state’s mid-west. Co-director for the Centre for [...]

By |2015-12-04T09:08:16+08:00December 4th, 2015|Media|0 Comments

WARCA Regionalisation Strategy

The WA Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) has today released its WA Regionalisation Strategy with the aim of engaging all stakeholders in transforming Western Australia. Chair of WARCA, City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Mr Ian Carpenter, said the alliance was formed in 2011 in a bid to encourage more state planning in regional centres and to address the lack of population growth [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:37+08:00February 21st, 2013|Media|0 Comments

FORUM – Regionalism 2.0: Nation Building Strong Capitals & Connected Communities

What: Regional Capitals Australia is hosting a forum to bring together federal politicians, state government department representatives, local government mayors and CEOs, and key academics to discuss the creation of a policy mandate ‘national building through strong capitals and connected communities’. The ‘Regionalism 2.0’ forum is about a new era in regionalism. Sessions will focus on creating regional capitals that will [...]

By |2015-12-04T09:04:34+08:00February 20th, 2013|Media|0 Comments

A Plan for a Self-fulfilling Prophecy

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, and Chairman of the WA Regional Cities Alliance, Ian Carpenter expressed concern at statements in Planning Minister John Day’s address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia on Tuesday (Feb 14), on WA’s recent population growth projections. He said Minister Day’s comments reinforced the Alliance’s push for the decentralisation of Perth. “However the Alliance is [...]

By |2015-12-04T09:04:40+08:00February 16th, 2013|Media|0 Comments

WA Regional Cities Alliance signs agreement

Today saw another positive step forward for the WA Regional Cities Alliance with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between the Alliance and the University of Western Australia. The agreement will fund a Professor of Regional Cities jointly between the Alliance and UWA to research on economic, social and infrastructure issues in the member cities. Adding strength to the Alliance is [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:37+08:00December 7th, 2011|Media|0 Comments

40,000 tourists to take a fresh look at Geraldton

Western Australia’s cruise ship industry is expanding; and Geraldton is set to take advantage of the growth with more dates added to its 2012 cruise ship calendar. Seventeen cruise liners are booked to visit Geraldton next year – up from 11 in 2011 with the expectation of 40,000 visitors coming ashore to take a fresh look at the region. The City [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:37+08:00December 1st, 2011|Media|0 Comments

Mayor welcomes QantasLink to City

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter today welcomed the first QantasLink jet to land at Geraldton Airport on the new service's inaugural flight. "This is a very special day for Geraldton and the community," he said. "It reinforces the City's commitment and strategic investment in the multi-million dollar upgrade of Geraldton Airport. "This was done in partnership with the State [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:37+08:00November 21st, 2011|Media|0 Comments

Geraldton moves in the right direction

Geraldton is changing, from a regional town often overlooked by outsiders, to a place on the world stage, aiming for a more sustainable future, powered by the people. Early this year, the City of Greater Geraldton achieved fifth placing – out of 123 projects from 36 countries – in the Reinhard Mohn 2011 Prize for “Vitalising Democracy Through Participation”, one of [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:37+08:00November 15th, 2011|Media|0 Comments

Alliance takes big step forward with new website

The formation of the WA Regional Cities Alliance (WARCA) is a first for regional Western Australia and on Thursday, April 14, the alliance will take a major step forward with the official launch of its new logo and its website. Mayors and CEOs from the four member cities will meet at the Geraldton Club in Geraldton on Thursday, April 14 for [...]

By |2017-11-07T05:41:37+08:00April 12th, 2011|Media|0 Comments
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