ARDC 2017 Award Winner Katrina Badderley Discusses Supporting Rural and Regional Victoria

During the 2017 Australian Regional Development Conference,  Mrs Katrina Baddeley from Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs Secretariat Inc received the Leadership and Innovation Award. Here’s what Katrina has to say about her achievement and career in supporting rural and regional Victoria. WOW, what a wonderful feeling it was to be …

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Presenting the Learnings From the SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Initiative

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Ms Elizabeth Veitch, Executive Director of Regional Development Australia ACT joins us this year to discuss “Presenting the learnings from the SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) initiative …

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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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Engaging a Community to Benefit an Industry

Register now or the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference, held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Mrs Merran Socha, Business and Industry Liason for Berrigan Shire Council joins us this year, presenting “Engaging a community to benefit an industry”. Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) was …

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Lake Bolac Sewage Treatment Wetland: A Success Story for Passive and Sustainable Waste Water Treatment and Reuse

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. Mr Thomas Schwarten, Operations Director at Syrinx Environmental PL joins us this year to discuss “Lake Bolac sewage treatment wetland: a success story for passive and sustainable waste water treatment …

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Small Grants Have a Broad, Long-Lasting Impact

With economic, climatic, social and technological forces moving so rapidly, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is constantly engaging with rural communities to understand how they’re responding to the pressures and opportunities facing them. Through this interaction, we see a mix of strategies and actions to build resilience …

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Building Rubber Ball Economies: Entrepreneurship-Led Resilience for Sustainable Regional Economic Development

Register now and secure your place for the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference in Coffs Harbour this September. Mr Peter Morris, Principal of Telesis Consulting joins us to discuss “Building rubber ball economies: entrepreneurship-led resilience for sustainable regional economic development”. Large employers in rich economies have been shedding workers for more …

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Pathways to Partnership, Participation and Progress

Join us at The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference, held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017. Ms Heather McGregor, Director, Aboriginal Services – North at TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour will be at this year’s Conference, presenting “Pathways to partnership, participation and progress”. Aims The presentation will …

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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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