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Are we chasing sexy in the race towards smart cities?

August 18, 2017 – By David Everton, Director - Government and Public Affairs

Are we chasing the sexy things when we set about crafting smart cities? In this post, I will explore a few city ideas that are more show than go, and consider some alternatives. Smart and sexy rarely go together. Before you get too excited, yes, there are hundreds and thousands of examples of smart and sexy… Read More

What makes a good podcast, being prepared and getting pimped

June 9, 2017 – By Jennine Small and Marcellina Powell

Four episodes in, Marci and Jennine realise they could be doing more in their attempts to set the podcasting world on fire. Like asking themselves the big questions: What goes into making a good podcast? How do we get people to listen? How do people contact us? (The answer by the way is brandmatters@rowland.com.au) What… Read More

When Debbie’s done? The challenge of regional rebuilding

March 30, 2017 – By David Everton, Director Government Relations

As harrowing and challenging as Cyclone Debbie has been for the communities of North Queensland, the collective response before, during and in the immediate aftermath cannot be faulted. Admittedly as I write, the post-Debbie deluge is still in full swing. But what is abundantly clear is that due to extreme weather variability, northern  Queensland is… Read More

New Ministerial Arrangements

February 10, 2017

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced new appointments brought about by the resignation of Stirling Hinchliffe from Cabinet.   Cabinet welcomes first-time Minister, Mark Furner, Member for Ferny Grove into the role of Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.   The appointments are as follows: Jackie Trad (Member… Read More

Foodbank Queensland April 2015

March 23, 2015

Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of how Rowland does business, and we are incredibly proud to partner with and support Foodbank Queensland, the largest hunger relief organisation in Queensland. Foodbank Queensland works to ensure excess food does not go to waste and instead goes to those who need it… Read More

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust

March 23, 2015

Planning is now underway for A Winter’s Tale, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust (LMCT) Gala Ball on 1 August 2015, and Rowland is once again proud to assist the LMCT with this major fundraiser. For more than 50 years, the LMCT has supported and improved the wellbeing of the most marginalised, vulnerable members of the… Read More

2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout April 2015

March 23, 2015

Once again, Rowland Chairman Geoff Rodgers is gearing up to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. On Thursday 18 June 2015, he will join more than 1,000 business, government, and community leaders throughout Australia to experience first-hand what it is like to be homeless while raising much-needed awareness and funds for this important social issue…. Read More

Drive your digital content with data

February 26, 2015

Let’s be honest — structuring digital content for maximum impact and ‘useability’ can be challenging and frustrating. What to include, where to place it, does it need to be there at all? These are all important questions when planning how your digital content comes together, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. When you… Read More

Queensland Community Foundation

February 26, 2015

A gift to the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) lasts forever. This bold statement encapsulates the true value delivered by the QFC, a perpetual, public charitable trust established in 1997 to improve quality of life in Queensland. Donations and bequests to the QCF are pooled and carefully invested in perpetuity, with the income from those investments… Read More