RAPAD submitted Longreach campus business plan six weeks ago | Queensland Country Life

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board is yet to receive a response to its business plan for the former Longreach Pastoral College from the state government.

Submitted at the end of July, RAPAD chairman Tony Rayner said the western Queensland group of councils was eagerly awaiting a response, and to meet with the government to discuss the funding required to make the plan viable.

Using the analogy of a shopping centre renting out retail space, Cr Rayner said the group was looking at what could be leased out while still providing an overall training focus.

While not revealing the details of the business analysis undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers of what it would take to run the college for the next five years, Cr Rayner said government funding would be needed to establish a new training entity.

“The concept is to include both a traditional training entity but to broaden it

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