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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Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

Anticipating that a power station closure in the Latrobe Valley was highly likely, the Committee for Gippsland undertook a six-month body of work that included the input of hundreds of Gippslanders contained in a final 100 page report. Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for Gippsland and Latrobe …

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Registration Open – 2017 Australian Regional Development Conference

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held in Coffs Harbour from 11-12 September 2017, and registration is now open for those wishing to take advantage of early discounts currently available. Abstract Submission is also open for those wishing to present at the Conference this September. Authors or organisations interested in submitting a …

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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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Present at the 2017 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 now open for those wishing to present at the Conference this September. Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop …

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Three-year research project to shine a light on the ‘Invisible Farmer’

Australia’s largest ever study of the role women play on farms wants to challenge the stereotype of who and what a farmer is. The three-year Invisible Farmer project, funded by an Australian Research Council grant, officially launched this week on International Women’s Day. Spearheaded by Museums Victoria, the project hopes …

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Drought declared due to one of the hottest and driest summers on record

The Bundaberg region in Queensland has been drought-declared after suffering through its hottest summer since 1897. State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne accepted a recommendation by the Local Drought Committee to declare the region in drought from March 1. “It is unusual for a Local Drought Committee to meet outside the …

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