Australian Regional Development Conference, 15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury

We invite you to join us at the Australian Regional Development Conference, 15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury. The Conference will be hosted in the twin-cities of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria and New South Wales’ top entry for liveable cities.

The Association for Sustainability in Business has for many years held events focusing on sustainability, liveable cities and urban design principles. The Australian Regional Development Conference (ARDC) was initiated from our member interest in regional development.

The conference theme is “Where to from here?” and will cover the broad areas of regional development, economic, planning, environment and community.

The conference will focus on the following themes: Environment/Sustainability; Planning/Building; Community Development; Economic Development; Infrastructure; Employment/Education; and Health Services.

The Regional Development Innovation Awards will be presented at the conference, they aim to recognise and showcase innovation in regional communities. The Awards provide excellent opportunities for networking and recognition. The 2014 Award categories include the following: Economic Development; Planning & Building; Environment & Sustainability; Community Development. The nomination form is on the conference website.

Would you like to speak at the conference?
Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

To submit an Abstract, apply for an Innovation Award or Sponsor this conference please click on this link conference website or go to http://regionaldevelopment.org.au/

Coalition focuses on finalising Inland Rail plans

    28th Aug 2013 12:30 AM

ABOUT $300 million will be poured into getting the long-awaited Inland Rail project connecting Brisbane to Melbourne via Toowoomba off the ground if the Coalition wins the Federal Election.

Nationals’ leader and Shadow Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss will announce on Wednesday his party’s focus on finalising the rail line plans and buying properties along the rail corridor.

Properties to be initially targeted fall between Rosewood, near Ipswich, and Kagaru, near Jimboomba, which is on the existing national rail network.

A completed inland rail line would eventually link the Port of Brisbane to Melbourne via the Darling Downs and would separate freight and passenger train lines near Ipswich.

Full story – click here

Regional Development Australia: The Conference will feature discussions on infrastructure and regional development . It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

The Regional Development Australia: Innovation Awards are being held in conjunction to the conference with an aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations in four categories: economic development, planning and building, environment and resilience and community development.

Australian Regional Development Conference

15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury
Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298
Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au

$1.49m for infrastructure at Moruya Airport

MEMBER for Eden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly on Monday announced $1.49 million in Federal funding to deliver vital infrastructure at Moruya Airport.

The grant, under Regional Development Australia Fund Round 5(B), will allow the Eurobodalla Shire Council to enhance road access to the airport and connect 3-phase power to the airport’s commercial precinct.

Council will also be able to extend and connect a water and sewer pipeline to the airport precinct and open up 14.7hectares of commercial land.

Dr Kelly made the announcement at the airport – celebrating with local residents and representatives from Regional Development Australia Far South Coast and Eurobodalla Shire Council, which is contributing $658,000 funding to the project.

He said the project built on the Labor Government’s pledge to promote strong, prosperous regional communities and would benefit the Eurobodalla community through job creation, private investment and by significantly boosting the tourism industry.

Full story – click here Narooma News:  Aug. 27, 2013, 3:52 p.m

Regional Development Australia: The Conference will feature discussions on regional infrastructure. It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

The Regional Development Australia: Innovation Awards are being held in conjunction to the conference with an aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations in four categories: economic development, planning and building, environment and resilience and community development.

Call for papers  is now open.

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme.

Australian Regional Development Conference

15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury
Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298
Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au

Food Bowl protection and residential development

Food Bowl protection is an issue that is generating a lot of discussion, whether Australia is to become Asia’s food bowl or securing Australia’s own  food supply

A FREEZE on residential development beyond what is outlined in the State Government’s 30 Year Plan for Adelaide’s northern food bowl is needed to help farmers, according to a report released last week.

The report, commissioned by Playford, Mallala and Barossa councils, the State Government and farming organisations, makes about 100 recommendations to help support the growth of the horticulture industry in the Virginia and Northern Adelaide Plains horticultural region.

Among the recommendations are a dedicated zone for greenhouse production, a study of water delivery and re-use options, better waste disposal practices and the establishment of a regional brand.

Read more Holly Petersen    Northern Messenger August 27, 2013 10:47AM

Regional Development Australia: The Conference will feature discussions on Food Bowl protection and residential development . It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

The Regional Development Australia: Innovation Awards are being held in conjunction to the conference with an aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations in four categories: economic development, planning and building, environment and resilience and community development.

Australian Regional Development Conference

15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury
Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298
Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au

Very fast passenger trains “affordable”

The Federal Coalition has announced plans for a new inland rail network, to cart freight from the Port of Brisbane to the Port of Melbourne.

This follows Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement of Labor’s plans for a high speed passenger rail link between the two cities.

Affordable trains

Image: Very-fast trains in China travel at 300k/h (Greg Muller)

The leader of the National Party, Warren Truss, says the Coalition will match Labor’s pledge of $300 million to buy land along the corridor and obtain approvals.

Research Director for Transport with Beyond Zero Emissions, Patrick Hearps, says Australia should invest in both passenger and freight rail transport and both options are affordable.

Producer: Greg Muller, Weekdays 11am Presented by Cameron Wilson  Wednesday 28 August 2013 11:06AM Full story here  ABC Bush Telegraph

Call for Papers for Infrastructure and Transport stream for the Regional Development Conference will include presentations: on infrastructure, road freight, heavy rail,  passenger trains, regional airports and airlines, ports and shipping

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme.

If you you would like to speak at the The Australian Regional Development Conference please go to the conference website to submit your paper or contact the conference secretariat. 

Regional Development Australia: The Conference  15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298 Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au