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Rural Economies Centre of Excellence Win Big

The University’s Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (RECOE) have won two categories at the Australian Institute of Project Management Awards – winning in the Government section and overall winner for Project of the Year.

The awards were won for the Regional Drought Resilience Planning project and is a testament to RECOE and their partners, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Yellow Company.

The winning project has seen five pilot drought plans developed across Queensland engaging over 400 regional stakeholders in preparing for drought.

The project will now go on to international competition.

RECOE representatives Associate Professor Ben Lyons, Professor Honourable John McVeigh, Julia Spicer, Dr Rob Mellor, Andrew Drysdale and Megan Brown.