Study Tour Winners – Round 2, 2018

Economic Development Australia (EDA) is delighted to announce Paul Johnson and Ann Niddrie as the successful recipients of the EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program (Round 2, 2018).

Paul Johnson from Wellington Shire Council will visit San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, Texas and Auckland where he will immerse himself in the magnitude and value of digital co-working spaces and study how they stimulate the economy and tech innovation.

Paul will apply this learning to focus on how local government can play a more active role in establishing these facilities, including councils located outside major cities.




Ann Niddrie is the creative industries cluster manager at Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and will visit the US and Europe to study and liaise with other globally competitive creative clusters to inform the future direction of MTNS MADE, the innovative Australian Creative Industries Cluster based in the Blue Mountains.





Congratulations to both recipients! Another EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program round will be announced early in 2019. This unique professional development program invites applications from EDA members to attend international conferences, trade missions, undertake an internship or examine global best practice, economic development case studies.