Regional Highlights

How we’ve been active in the region.

Mentors ready to rise to the challenge

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.

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Young leaders are changing the game

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.

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Help to access disability support services

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.

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Connecting our producers to Chinese markets

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…

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Collaborative farming

Fall in love with your new farm today

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?

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Free service landing TFI workers new jobs

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…

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Robot grabs good grades and great career

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,…

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World-leading business backs the Murraylands

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.

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