Early Bird Registration
An Early Bird rate is being offered to those who register and pay prior to 4th September 2014.
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
- 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