Senator Peter Georgiou, an electrician by trade and a successful businessman realised that the best way to solve the problems facing Australia was to join the politicians in Canberra and speak up for Western Australia himself. Senator Georgiou was elected in 2017 and often speaks up for regional Australia.
Regional Capitals Australia‘s analysis of commitments made during the 2019 election campaign has confirmed the need to invest in growing regional cities was endorsed by both of the major parties.
Chair and Mayor of the City of Ballarat, Cr Samantha McIntosh said billions of dollars in promises to invest in important road, rail and air services that will better connect our member cities have been a big feature on the hustings.
The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is calling on governments to create four-point plans that will increase regional employment opportunities in their communities. The Future of Regional Jobs report was launched by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Michael McCormack at the recent Regions Rising conference.
When City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe saw a desire for change within the greater Shepparton, she knew it was time to join the Council. Cr O’Keeffe is also Deputy Chair of Regional Cities Victoria and has been living in Shepparton for over 50 years, during which time she has developed well-established businesses. Kim is determined to utilise this business experience and love of her region to act as a strong voice for Greater Shepparton.
With the Federal Election fast approaching, we have chosen to interview Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Anthony Albanese MP. It seems that a political career was always in the cards, with a young Anthony joining the Australian Labor Party at fifteen years of age.
RCA Chair, Cr Samantha McIntosh noted that the significant investments in roads, rail and airports will have substantial and long term benefits for regional capital cities and ensure the cities could continue to ease the squeeze felt by the major capital cities.
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today called on the Australian Government and Opposition to put the needs of those living in regional cities front and
Regional Capitals Australia Chair, Mayor Samantha McIntosh, said that the alliance had put a clear view to Canberra that regional capital cities needed to be connected, liveable, and productive if Australia was going to grow successfully.
Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today welcomed the release of the Government’s Faster Rail Plan that will connect more regional cities to faster rail.
The announcement comes two days after the Government released details to further grow regional cities as part of their National Population Plan.