Society & Culture
Digging into their own pockets and their own property, John and his family built an airport just outside Toowoomba, which is capable of landing jumbos. The new airport is a driving factor in the Regional Australia Institute’s projection of a $10b expansion in the local economy over the next 15 years.
John tells Kendi Burness-Cowan how the Wagners went from talking about building an airport to opening one in the space of just a few years, and why vision and courage are essential for regional Australia.
This month is supported by the Regional Australia Institute.
Bridging the city/country divide
Silo art revitalising regional towns
Fashioning social change
Does Australia have enough water?
Civil engineering and other great jobs for women
Education with no limits
Citizen science and the Great Barrier Reef
What do we expect from Mother Nature?
Community embraces refugees and bushfire safety
One day closer to rain
Emergency volunteers keeping you safe
Farm safely, home safely
Regional innovation making safer roads
Planting a seed for safety
Rob Cook: Strength and reinventing the future
Cycling to success in sport and life
Tentpegging, a regional sport on the international stage
Sport helping to build healthy communities
Be inspired by the Invictus spirit
Leading the way to solving interesting problems