Mildura Regional Development

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.

Buckingham: Why the Silo Trail is needed and how the artwork will be chosen

Tyson Silo Art Project Mildura

Buckingham: Why the Silo Trail is needed and how the artwork will be chosen

Mildura Regional Development (MRD) CEO Daryl Buckingham has spoken about why the Remembrance Silo Art Trail is required and how the artwork will be chosen.

In an interview with ABC Mildura Swan Hill, Buckingham was asked about why the Mildura Region required the flagship project and how the artwork for each silo would be chosen.

This clip has been edited into a handy two minute long segment, but keep an eye and ear open for more clips as Buckingham goes into more detail about the projects.

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Mildura Regional Development announce groundbreaking rural reinvigoration project

Mildura Regional Development announce groundbreaking rural reinvigoration project

Mildura Regional Development (MRD) are delighted and excited to announce a proposed avenue of honour memorial and tourism project. This project has the potential to invigorate dying towns and revitalise neglected areas, and we are inviting interested parties to contact us to share their opinion.

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.

The project will also be timed to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign as well as the charge at Beersheba. The artwork will be created by veterans, which will add to the emotional value of the trail as well as its credibility.

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