Riverland Trust Mark

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland inc, Destination Riverland and Primary Industries SA launched the Riverland Trust Mark on 22nd June 2016.

This Riverland Trust Mark was designed to establish a consistent consumer based identity for premium Riverland food, wine and tourism experiences.

As part of the launch 12 Riverland businesses, who meet the program pillars of Origin, Quality and Environment, were entrusted with the Mark and they will be crucial in promoting and demonstrating the programs values and identity to the wider community.

Find out more about the program and our pathfinders online at: www.riverlandtrustmark.com.au

Live, Work, Play, Invest Riverland


The Live Work Play Invest Riverland magazine was developed to showcase the diversity and unique qualities of the Riverland region.

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Inc has put this document together in response to business and industries challenge to enable people from outside the region to understand the unique way in which Riverland people live, work, play and interact together as one community.

View our printable version or iMagazine


Live, Work and Play in the Murraylands and Riverland Region

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Claudia and Rachid Ait-Toutai, Migration to the Murraylands

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Jobs Growth and Investment Reports 2014-2016

Over the last two months RDA Murraylands & Riverland Inc has once again conducted our Jobs, Growth and Investment (JGI) Report. Murraylands and Riverland has great potential for the future and its location on key transport routes, affordable land and available workforce will be attractive motivations for future investment in the region. 

The Jobs Growth and Investment Forecast has been conducted every two or three years since 1998. This year’s survey has provided hard evidence from business owners and managers that overall they expect significant growth for the foreseeable future. The survey has also identified potential growth segments and provided evidence of the optimism of the region. 

The report will be used to influence and attract investors, industry, developments and people looking for quality affordable living options. It will ensure government training initiatives and programs match the future business and industry needs. 

It is vital that these reports are up to date to ensure that they can influence business and government decisions. We greatly appreciate the support of Murraylands and Riverland business owners and managers who contribute their time to assisting with the survey. 

The process to develop the JGI Reports involved sending over 1000 questionnaires to businesses across the Murraylands and Riverland region during October and November. 

 RDA engaged consultant Bill Clifford to conduct the survey in the Murraylands and well known consultant Chris Bennet in the Riverland. Both consultants have been excited by the valuable findings. 

The survey asked businesses to make predictions for good years, average years and bad years. The results will outline a range of possible futures, showing the best and the worst that may be expected, as well as the middle ground. 

Chief Executive, Brenton Lewis thanks all businesses who completed the survey questionnaire and for their valuable input. The Reports for both Murraylands and Riverland will be presented to the RDA Board at the December meeting and will be publically available on the RDA website before Christmas. 

Murraylands Jobs, Growth and Investment Report 2014-2016

Riverland Jobs, Growth and Investment Report 2014-2016

Play with your Future Pilot Program

CDC practitioners Kerryn Van Dyk and Rachel Thiele with some of the students.

In October the Riverland Career Development Centre (CDC) staff ran a 3 day workshop with a group of twelve year 10 high school students from Renmark High School called ‘Play with your Future”.

The workshop was a pilot funded by the local DECD Industry Skills Manager to support the introduction of Career Practitioners into the School environment and to demonstrate to Schools the opportunities and advantages of accessing professionals outside of the School environment. 

Over the 3 days the students covered topics such as; Knowing yourself, Why work?, Resume writing, Job applications, Job interviews, Explore training options, How to set personal career plans, and it also incorporated a workplace visit to a local major retailer.

The Manager spoke to the group, advising on the different sectors of employment available in this industry and he gave overall advice on the retail industry in general. The feedback from the Manager regarding the students’ enthusiasm and their conduct being of a high standard was an excellent result. 

The program was well received and the students left with a better understanding of their careers and employment and training options in the local area.

The resume writing training they received also included how to self manage their resumes in the future, which in turn will enable them to approach employment and employers with more confidence.

CDC staff feel this was a great opportunity for local High School students to gain more knowledge about the service that is available in the Riverland. 

It is a great opportunity for local Schools to tap into a local professional service that is going to meet the curriculum requirements as well as strengthening future opportunities for their students.