The Role of Philanthropy in Creating Strong Local Economies

Ms Jacki Dimond, NSW Manager of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is attending this year’s Australian Regional Development Conference, presenting “The role of philanthropy in creating strong local economies”. Every town or region is different but the challenges of building and sustaining thriving communities are similar, including attracting …

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CSIRO Regional Strategic Foresight Project

Secure your spot at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference and network with industry professionals to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of Regional Australia. Ms Maxine Loynd, Director – Regional Development Policy at Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will be attending this year’s conference, where she will present the “CSIRO regional strategic foresight project”. …

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Rethinking Regional Economic Development

Secure your spot at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference this September, held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort. Dr Malcolm Holz, Director Innovation and Futures Unit at Economic Development Queensland, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning joins us this year to discuss “Rethinking regional economic development – innovative and diverse strategies …

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SymbioResort Update Feb 2017

Since the Australian Regional Development Conference was held in September 2016, QUT researchers have been busy working with the renowned resort master planner Mr Paul Ma on new regional tourism developments and refurbishments throughout Australia using the “SymbioResort” design techniques as outlined to delegates at the conference. A number of …

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Present at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference is fast approaching and in 2017 will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from 11-12 September.   Abstract Submission is open until Monday 22 May for those wishing to present at the Conference this September. Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or …

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Shoalhaven Tourism: a new perspective

Shoalhaven City Council over the past two years has undertaken and number of initiatives to drive the domestic and international tourism economy in order to stay relevant in a fast changing industry. • Operator relationships: – A detailed survey of the local industry, identifying issues and what the community wanted …

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2017 Partnership Opportunities

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference is fast approaching and in 2017 will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from 11-12 September.   The Australian Regional Development Conference focuses on issues surrounding the Economy, Planning, Environment and Community Development while considering the “State of the Regions Report” which called for …

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#GoQld: Encouraging people to relocate to regions will help Queensland propser

A quirk of history has seen Australia – and Queensland in particular – develop differently to other similar countries around the world. Instead of having cities of varying size, from major metropolitan hubs to mid-sized cities and smaller provincial centres, much of the population is concentrated in Sydney, Melbourne and …

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Adelaide Hills brewery introduces Australia’s first lentil beer

In an era when brewers are experimenting with an increasing array of ingredients, an Adelaide Hills brewery is today releasing the country’s first lentil beer. “It’s something exciting, it’s something new,” said Alistair Turnbull from Lobethal Bierhaus. “It’s used extensively in food so why shouldn’t it be in beer?” Mr …

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