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New Federal Government funding for regional development projects

Regional Australia continues to be at the forefront of the digital revolution, thanks to Federal Government funding helping communities and business develop innovative uses of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean today announced that 20 Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees would benefit from about $500,000 in Federal funding for 14 projects that will ensure communities are ready to take full advantage of the NBN.

Access to high speed broadband will transform service delivery and business operations across regional Australia. Practical initiatives such as workshops, training and the development of local case studies encourage regional communities to engage with the possibilities offered by the NBN. Under the new funding plan, RDA Hume will receive $25,000 for the Digital Economy and NBN Readiness Planning for the Hume Region, allowing for the development of a more extensive program of events in north-east Victoria. We’ll be announcing more details of these in the coming month.

For more details, see the press release from the Hon. Simon Crean MP, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government