The 2018 Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at the Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW over 17 – 18 September.

Will you be joining us this September at the 2018 Australian Regional Development Conference as we think outside the box and address the development of sustainable communities?

Applications to Present are Now Open

Share your solutions and challenges and be part of the change. Presentations should address one of the Conference topics and are being accepted for a 30 minute oral presentation, 90 minute panel discussion or visual poster presentation. Submissions Close Friday 1 June 2018.

Nominate for the Innovation Awards

Are you doing outstanding work in your community? Be recognised for your achievements by applying for an award under one of the following categories:

  1. Environmental and Sustainability Award
  2. Planning and Building Award
  3. Leadership Award
  4. Economic Development Award
  5. Community Development Award

Nominations Close Monday 23 July 2018.


Learn, engage and connect from passionate advocates. Participants will walk away refreshed and ready to implement new ideas into their own work. Early Bird Registrations Close Friday 3 August 2018.

Conference Topics

  • Government policy impactsLand, water and energy
  • Connecting regional Australia
  • Attracting business, corporate and small business opportunity
  • Regional liveability
  • Regional disruption
  • Community

For more information on the 2018 Australian Regional Development Conference this September at Tweed Heads please visit








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