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Australian Regional Development Conference will be held in Albury NSW on the 15th – 16th October 2014 with optional workshops on the 17th.

Australia’s sustainability and future are reliant on the development of regional areas. Some regional areas are flourishing and others are struggling. Through innovation, collaboration and sharing there has been progress in many regional communities. This conference “where to from here” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia.

Economic, Planning, Environment and Community Development 

The Australian Regional Development Conference will focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development. The aim of the conference is to advance economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The conference program provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.

The conference will address

  • Economic development opportunities for business and job creation
  • Social inclusion issues of unemployment; education completion rates, health delivery and community development
  • Planning and building challenges of land use application, refurbishment and renewal in a regional setting
  • Sustainability and liveable communities principles
  • How to meet the challenging in uncertain times; climate change, population shifts, natural disasters, droughts, mining boom and agriculture adjustments
  • Infrastructure challenges for freight to distribute products from regional Australia to urban and overseas export markets

Topics

  • Renewable energy and energy supply
  • Natural resource management including water management
  • Planning and Building with focus on small inland town, regional cities and coastal developments
  • Social and recreation developments – cultural, sporting, historic precincts and services
  • Economic development of major regional industries including agriculture, mining and tourism
  • Community Service Delivery with a focus on health, housing affordability/access and special attention to aged care services
  • Employment –  job creation, skilled migration and unemployment
  • Education and Training – regional universities and vocational training
  • Government – policy, funding and evaluation
  • Infrastructure and Transport stream – Road Freight, Rail, shipping and ports, regional airports/airlines, passengers services,
  • Digital – broadband technology, co-location of services

Find out more about the Australian Regional Development Conference:
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http://regionaldevelopment.org.au
Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068
Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298
E: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au

Why regions matter?

Regional Australia is used to refer to the non-metropolitan areas of the nation that lie beyond the five major capital cities and their immediate surrounding suburbs.

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Regional Development – why regions matter?  Regions are home to over 32 per cent of the nation (Regional Australia Institute)

Australia’s sustainability and future are reliant on the development of regional areas. Some regional areas are flourishing and others are struggling.

Through innovation, collaboration and sharing there has been progress in many regional communities.

Australian Regional Development Conference will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia.

Economic, Planning, Environment and Community Development 

The Australian Regional Development Conference will focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

The aim of the conference is to advance economic and social outcomes for regional Australia.

The conference provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.

The conference will address

  • Economic development opportunities for business and job creation
  • Social inclusion issues of unemployment; education completion rates, health delivery and community development
  • Planning and building challenges of land use application, refurbishment and renewal in a regional setting
  • Sustainability and liveable communities principles
  • How to meet the challenging in uncertain times; climate change, population shifts, natural disasters, droughts, mining boom and agriculture adjustments
  • Infrastructure challenges for freight to distribute products from regional Australia to urban and overseas export markets

register for ARDCJoin the discussion why regions matter at the Australian Regional Development Conference 

 

Australian Regional Development Conference Albury

Australian Regional Development Conference will feature expert panels, case studies, applied research and workshops on sustainability, community, planning and economic development. Registration is now open. To find out more about this conference and the topics listed below please visit the website

  • Regional development strategies
  • Indigenous business success
  • Optimising regional economic growth
  • Online, connected, empowered and digital opportunities
  • Developing regional hubs – getting it right
  • Branding your town and region
  • Population and regional growth
  • Remote Australia development

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This conference “Where to from Here?” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The aim of the conference is to advance economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The conference provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.

The Conference streams for 2014 include the following; Economic Development Planning and Building Environment and Sustainability Community Development

Please visit the conference website www.regionaldevelopment.org.au or for further information, please email secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au

Register for the Australian Regional Development Conference

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This conference brings together a range of speakers from both the public and private sectors who represent their regions nationally and internationally. 

With a diversity of presentations, delegates will gain a greater understanding of the drivers, challenges and opportunities associated with regional development. 

Hear from keynote speakers and leading specialists on regional development:

  • Associate Professor Trevor Budge AM, Manager, Strategy City of Greater Bendigo and La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus
  • Adjunct Professor Tony Sorensen, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England
  • Professor John Cole, Executive Director, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland
  • Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO
  • Mr Mark Glover, Principal, Renewed Carbon
  • Professor Kate Auty, The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria and Chair, National Rural Law and Justice Alliance
  • Ms Sylvia Burbery, General Manager, MARS Petcare Australia
  • Mr Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Ai Group
  • Ms Alexandra Gartman, CEO, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Professor Max Finlayson, Professor for Ecology & Biodiversity, Director, Institute for Land, Water & Society, Charles Sturt University

The line up of speakers makes this conference an experience that should not be missed. Visit the conference website to find out more about this event and and to register online.

Keynote Presenter Professor Y. Jay Guo

Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO will present his keynote address on Connecting Regional Australia with Cost Effective Wireless Networks at the Australian Regional Development Conference

Jay Guo

Prof Y. Jay Guo is the Research Director of the Smart and Secure Infrastructure Portfolio (Theme) in the Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, being responsible for digital infrastructure, broadband enabled applications and services, cyber security and sensor informatics. He has over twenty years of international experience in industry, academia and CSIRO across three continents.

Prior to joining CSIRO, he worked for eight years in the European wireless industry serving as senior managers of advanced technology development and strategy planning in Fujitsu, Siemens and NEC.

Jay is an internationally established scientist with over 260 publications and expertise in antennas and wireless communications systems, and an innovator with strong industrial impact.

He is the recipient of Australia Government Engineering Innovation Award (2012), Australia Engineering Excellence Award (2007) and CSIRO Chairman’s Medal (2007 & 2012).

He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Fellow of IET. He has served as Guest Editor and Chair for numerous top tier international journals and conferences.

Find out more about the Australian Regional Development Conference
Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068  Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298
E: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au
W: http://regionaldevelopment.org.au