Mildura Regional Development

Why you should visit Mungo National Park

Why you should visit Mungo National Park – Australia

Get on top of your cyber-security

CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP COMING TO MILDURA

Through funding from the Federal Government, AusIndustry and Mildura Regional Development are bringing a workshop to Mildura that aims to raise awareness around cyber security and the things local businesses can do to manage these risks.

While we’d never leave our homes with the front door wide open, many businesses are virtually doing just that with their digital assets – leaving them largely unprotected and open to cyber-attack and data breaches which could threaten their viability.

The workshop will offer real-life examples of how such security breaches have impacted businesses and will highlight the changing nature of technology and the importance of ensuring technology specialists are included in decision making to drive successful business outcomes.

Paul Henderson, Regional Manager of AusIndustry Northern Victoria believes it’s critical that businesses are well informed on the technology that underpins their business, the risks therein and their obligations under the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme which falls under the Australian Privacy Act (1988).

“We know that businesses are storing more information electronically than ever before – they have the details of staff, customers and suppliers, along with business concepts, designs, processes and business finances all stored digitally and we also know many of them don’t have a strategy to protect this information appropriately, or have worst-case scenario recovery responses in place.

“This workshop is designed to open the eyes of local businesses to the risks, ways to manage the risks and ways to help them identify opportunities.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Mildura Regional Development, Mr. Daryl Buckingham, is a strong advocate for digital technology and the opportunities it offers regional communities but says we always need to remain mindful of the risks.

“I strongly encourage people to attend this workshop to get a better understanding of how they can best protect their assets, customers and staff while taking full advantage of the technological age. The future is here. The question every business needs to answer is; ‘are they prepared?’”

The free workshop will be run by leading technology company, Maxsum Consulting, and will be held on Thursday 28th June, 8:45am to 1:00pm at the Mildura Grand Hotel. Seats are limited so to secure your place contact Paul Henderson on 03 5442 4199 / paul.henderson@industry.gov.au or Sharon Morrell on 0499 111 628 / sharon@milduraregion.com.au

Mildura Regional Development and SuniTAFE sign MOUs with Canadian Solar (Australia) P/L

Mildura Regional Development and SuniTAFE sign MOUs with Canadian Solar (Australia) P/L

A ground-breaking memorandum of understanding has been reached between Mildura Regional Development (MRD) and Canadian Solar (Australia) P/L and that has the potential to further invigorate the energy landscape of the region at a range of scales.

Through the Mildura Smart Horticulture Research Centre (MSHRC), the organisations will investigate and identify ways to integrate renewable energy and reduce energy costs for consumers and business. Canadian Solar are also proposing a large scale solar farm at Carwarp and exploring ways to enable community ownership for part of this larger project.

Furthermore, Sunraysia TAFE has signed an exciting MOU with setting Canadian Solar (Australia) P/L which will allow Canadian Solar to assist SuniTAFE with shaping their training programs. This will include skill development opportunities for those wanting to be involved in the delivery and operation of solar farm projects in the region, which will ultimately help maximise the local benefits of building these projects in the region.

Canadian Solar are also investigating options to collaborate with several local employment services providers including but not limited to Dream Harvest, Sunraysia Regional Consulting, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council(SMECC) and MADEC.

“We are excited to work with Regional Development Mildura to provide valuable economic development opportunities for the local region through our project and SuniTAFE to help build local skills to support the renewable energy industry.” – Yu Chan, Project Developer Canadian Solar.

“We a thrilled with the potential opportunity to facilitate the Labour needs of Canadian Solar. Dream Harvest is a Mildura based company that will endeavour to provide opportunities and employment to local people above all else,” said Matt Simpson from Dream Harvest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mildura Regional Development announce Silo Art Trail community consultation sessions

Mildura Regional Development (MRD) has announced three community consultation sessions that will take place along the proposed route of the Remembrance Silo Art Trail (RSAT).

The Remembrance Silo Art Trail (RSAT) will stretch from Ouyen, through Murrayville and end at Panitya. It will cover 129km and 10 silo sites, all of which will be painted with a military historical theme that respects, commemorates and immortalises the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces for the values that Australia holds dear.

There will be three sessions held in April. One in Ouyen, one in Underbool and one in Murrayville. All residents are invited to attend these information and discussion sessions.

The dates, times and location of the meetings are as follows:

Ouyen

Monday 9 April

7:00pm as part of Ouyen Inc general meeting

MRCC Ouyen Service Centre

79 Oke Street, Ouyen

Underbool

Monday 16 April

6:30pm for a 7:00pm start

Underbool-Linga Memorial Hall

Malkin Avenue, Underbool

Murrayville

Wednesday 18 April

6:30pm for a 7:00pm start

Murrayville Senior Citizens Club

Gray Street, Murrayville

MRD are exploring various crowd funding opportunities and sponsorships. If you’d like to be involved in this unique project and for more information about the meetings, email Pamela Canavan at pamela@milduraregion.com.au.

Farmers wanted for SproutX pioneers!

SproutX Pioneers

SproutX Pioneers has launched and is calling for farmers to get involved.

SproutX Pioneers wants farmers to sign up and test early stage agtech. The farmers will be connected with SproutX startups who need to trial and test their tech on a farm.

It’s dead simple to become an early adapter farmer. Just register to become a SproutX Pioneer by following this link and wait for SproutX to connect you with agtech startups when they need to trial on your farm. All trailing will be done on the farmers terms.

Next, assist the startups by trialing, testing and critiquing their product – all for free! This is a vital process for these startups and the farmers in the Mildura region are extremely well placed to benefit.