Augathella and District Progress Association is bringing Remote Working workshops to the southwest, in a bid to keep more people in the region.
Augathella and District Progress Association is bringing Remote Working workshops to the southwest, in a bid to keep more people in the region.

One town’s idea sparks a region-wide tour

REVIVING our towns is at the heart of an ambitious project, which the Augathella and District Progress Association is taking across the region over the coming weeks.

In a bid to keep people living and working in the southwest, the group is delivering a series of workshops on remote working for business and professionals, with the help of Jo Palmer of Pointer Remote Roles.

“We need to retain people in our district, particularly young people,” ADPA president Michael McKellar said.

Originally slated for just their own town, the group’s bright idea to turn one workshop into a tour was bolstered by funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together program.

“We decided to extend the project across the three shires, because we considered this (project) needed to be bigger than just us,” Mr McKellar said.

“It is an opportunity to improve our regional economy and keep people in the west.

“This project will open up people’s eyes to a raft of possibilities; all of the councils have come on board and are supporting the project.”

For more information or to register, contact the ADPA today at augathellaprogress@gmail.com.

Remote working workshops will be held in:

  • Blackall: Wednesday, November 13
  • Tambo: Thursday, November 14
  • Augathella: Friday, November 15
  • Charleville: Saturday, November 16
  • Cunnamulla: Sunday, November 19

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