From Mannum to Murray Bridge and Hindmarsh Island to Tintinara, a new user-friendly map highlighting the best of the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong is now available at visitor centres and tourism hotspots.
A three-year entrepreneurship incubation program connected Riverland business mentors with senior school
students to develop ideas that tackled real-world issues. Now those mentors are keen to share their experience and skills with the next crop of regional innovators.
Although she doesn’t think of herself as a leader, at 22 years old Abbey Richards is already running a successful business in Renmark and is gaining a reputation for her community work. Since taking part in RDA Murraylands and Riverland’s youth leadership program Game Changer, Abbey is finding new ways to spread positive messages.
When Alex and Mark Westlake set up their Instagram account The Chef and Chief late last year, they knew they wanted to share ideas and add value to their newly diversified farming business. What they didn’t expect was to form such strong relationships, or to spur hope in Alex’s dad.
With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, there is an estimated $40 million of extra funding available to assist people with disability in the Murraylands and Riverland to access the supports they need.
Jo Podoliak, CEO of RDA Murraylands and Riverland, presented an Australia China Business Council report to over 200 guests last December, on what South Australia’s agribusiness industry can do to better connect with Chinese markets. Sponsoring that report is just one of many actions the RDA is taking to help our region’s businesses capitalise on the immense China opportunity.
Sam Marwood, co-founder of Cultivate Farms, is on a mission to make it possible for anyone to own a farm. Sam isn’t suggesting you sit around waiting for your bank balance to pile up, and he isn’t doling out dollars, so if you haven’t inherited a farm, what can you do?
Following the disastrous fire at Thomas Foods International in January this year, RDA Murraylands and Riverland jumped in to help displaced workers to find new jobs and stay in the region. The saying goes, one door closes and another one opens. While many TFI staff continue to be redeployed to other sites, some workers are seeking new opportunities. The RDA’s free Jobs Connection Service matches these jobseekers with local employers.
In choosing his year 12 research project, Renmark High School graduate Sukraj Singh “wanted it to be easy and to get a good grade,” so naturally he built a robotic four-wheel crane with a 3D printer. When RDA Murraylands and Riverland set up a Career Development Centre in the school, they spotted his potential and connected him with local engineering firm Dix Engineering, helping Sukraj land his first job.
Peter Wadewitz is a world leader in waste management, and exports BiobiNs across Australia and globally. He chats to us about the benefits of moving Peats Soils operations into the Murraylands and the potential he sees to cut costs, water use and food waste through composting.