​Media Release

Regional Investment Corporation now recruiting

9 October 2018

  • The Regional Investment Corporation is now recruiting
  • Up to 32 new jobs in corporate, agri-finance and executive roles in Orange, NSW
  • RIC will streamline low-interest farm loans and administer National Water Infrastructure Loans.

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is recruiting for up to 32 new jobs in the agricultural finance hub of Orange in New South Wales. 

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said a range of roles including corporate, agri-finance and executive roles were available. 

"I'm so pleased to be creating good careers out into the regions," Minister Littleproud said. 

"Country people have just as much right to a well-paid public sector job as city people do. I'm proud the Nationals are delivering on decentralisation. 

"Public sector jobs create lots of flow-on jobs, which is why we're so keen on decentralisation. 

"The RIC will spur investment and growth in regional and rural Australia, and to do that it needs passionate and driven people in the driver's seat. 

"It strengthens our national economy when people move out of the big cities to regional centres. 

"For every 100,000 Australians who choose to live in growing regional cities, $50 billion is released into the economy over 30 years through reduced congestion costs in the big cities and increased consumption in the growing regions." 

Minister Littleproud said farmers will be able to contact RIC staff to secure a low interest loans. 

"The RIC will administer the National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility to help fast-track the construction of priority water infrastructure projects that are so vital in times of drought. 

"The Nationals in Coalition committed to establishing the RIC because we believe in regional communities and decentralisation. 

"We want to move more services to regional areas and bring new high paying jobs to the bush to help these towns grow." 

Applications for all available roles open today and close 29 October 2018 at 11:00am (AEDT). To see the jobs available and to apply visit: www.horizonone.com.au/ricrecruitment.

Fast facts

  • The RIC launched in July this year, delivering an important election commitment.
  • Orange generates about $1.7 billion in gross agricultural production and is home to the NSW Rural Assistance Authority and Macquarie Bank's Paraway Pastoral livestock enterprise.
  • For more information on the RIC visit agriculture.gov.au/ric.​