2016 Regional Wellbeing Survey

The 2016 Regional Wellbeing Survey is now open – please consider taking part again!

Do the survey online at www.regionalwellbeing.org.au

Call 1800 981 499 if you’d like us to post you a paper survey, or for help with the survey.

The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, each year we ask people living across Australia to take part in our survey.

You have previously participated in the survey. That participation made a difference (check out the reports and data on our website). Many organisations are now using the Regional Wellbeing Survey’s results, ranging from local governments to the National Farmers Federation and the Rural Women’s Network. Please consider taking part in the survey again this year, and forward this email to others who might be interested in the survey.

Taking part lets you have your say on issues ranging from your access to the internet and key services, to how events such as floods and drought are affecting you, and how your community is changing. This year we also have some questions for people who care for others, about experiences of caring and the types of support needed by carers.

All survey participants aged 18 or over can enter the draw to win one of 20 prizes worth a total of $9,000. You can choose to do a short or long version of the survey.

The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes on 30th November 2016, at midnight. Thank you for taking the time to participate and sharing your valuable insights.

 

Illawarra NAIDOC Awards 2016

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The 2016 Illawarra Local Government NAIDOC Week Awards are being held in Wollongong this year.

Nominations are still open in a range categories, you can nominate here NAIDOC nom formv05a

Sponsorship of the NAIDOC awards are a great way to get your business or organisation known, you will also be supporting an important annual event in our community               NAIDOC sponsorship packagev03

2014 Regional Wellbeing Survey

There’s still time to take part in the 2014 Regional Wellbeing Survey

The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, we need to hear the views of all people living in rural and regional Australia.

Our 2014 survey is still open, but to be eligible to enter our prize draw, you need to complete the survey by 30 November (the survey as a whole remains open until December 14). Please consider participating, and forward this email to others who might be interested in the survey. Everyone aged 18 or over who takes part in the survey by November 30 can enter the draw to win one of nine prizes worth a total of $7,000.

Do the survey online at www.regionalwellbeing.org.au

Call 1800 981 499 if you’d like us to post you a paper survey, or for help with the survey.

This year, you can choose to do a short, regular or long version of the survey. People who choose to do a longer survey receive additional entries into the prize draw.

Your participation helps us produce data your community can use, as we produce results for every community from which we receive more than 100 responses. Many communities are now using the Regional Wellbeing Survey’s results as a key resource. To see last year’s results, click here.

The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important study and sharing your valuable insights.

 

Call for Local Leaders to Drive Regional Development

The Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport is calling for community volunteers with vision, drive and integrity to join the Regional Development Australia (RDA) network in New South Wales.

Individuals with community, industry or local government experience who are able to represent the broad interests of the Illawarra region, understand local challenges and achieve results are encouraged to apply.

Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disabilities and people from across every age group are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). All EOIs will be considered against the skills and expertise needed by RDA Illawarra.

Integrated themes for RDA Illawarra are innovation and transformation through diversity. Priorities include Broadband / NBN, Green Jobs Illawarra, Education and Skills Development, Transport and Strategic Infrastructure, Equity and Human Services, and Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Appointments will be made by the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Simon Crean MP and New South Wales Deputy Premier, Mr Andrew Stoner. EOIs are encouraged by Wednesday 16 January 2013.

Further information, including an EOI form and information booklet, can be found at www.rda.gov.au or by contacting 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEDST) or rdaeoi@regional.gov.au.

S&K Interagency Alert – 16 Oct 2012

Illawarra Infrastructure Priorities for 2012 On-line Survey

As you may be  are aware, RDA Illawarra is currently conducting an on-line survey to gain feedback from the general public about their opinions on the infrastructure priorities for the Illawarra region. In order to obtain useful data, we need as many responses to the survey as possible. Data from the survey will be used to formulate responses to the Long Term Transport Master Plan, be used at the Regional Leaders Summit on 8-9 November and form part of a report to State and Federal Governments.

The survey can be accessed from the RDA Illawarra website (www.rdaillawarra.com.au) and will take no more than 3-5 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous. The only personal data kept will be the respondent’s email address, should they choose to receive the RDA Illawarra Newsletter.

For more information contact Natalie Burroughs, CEO, Ph 02 4227 4500.

Work based study through TAFE Illawarra in 2013

TAFE Illawarra delivers work based Certificate and Diploma courses for existing workers in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. Courses are offered in alcohol and drug work, disability work, case management, service coordination, community development, leisure and health, home and community care, mental health, pastoral care  and counselling. To assist you to complete your course you will be linked to a training advisor who will assist you through a combination of recognition of prior learning, workshops, work based projects and other flexible delivery options. Standard TAFE administration fees and concessions apply. For more information attend the information session on Tuesday 6th November 2012 from 6pm to 7pm in building D at Shellharbour TAFE, 11College Ave Oak Flats  or contact Rod Chinnery Phone 4295 2228, email rod.chinnery@det.nsw.edu.au

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