Regional Cooperation & Development Forum
REGIONS ARE DYNAMIC, MOVING THROUGH BOOM AND BUST CYCLES AND TIMES OF GROWTH AND DECLINE.
WITH CASE STUDIES AND FACILITATED HYPOTHETICAL SESSIONS AND Q&A PANELS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS, THIS YEAR’S FORUM FOCUSES ON 2 MAIN THEMES:
BOOM OR BUST: THE REGIONAL YO-YO DIET
The rising pressures of rapidly growing regions, and those in decline, who are the winners and losers and how it relates to housing, youth, immigration and social cohesion, the impact of drought, funding and resilience.
Digital readiness, the importance of social connectivity in a digital world, transport linkages and the challenges of digital demography with large, geographically-dispersed communities.
|SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019|
|9.30am||Welcome to Country
|9.40am||ALGA President's Opening|
|9.50am||Keynote Address: Gretel Killeen — Personal experiences in our regions, setting the scene and hypothetical introduction|
|10.05am||Hypothetical: Boom or Bust: the Regional Yo-Yo Diet Examining regional growth and decline related to social cohesion, settlement, impacts of drought and funding|
|11.45am||Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government Address|
How regional leaders are tackling real problems in our rural and regional communities
|12.45pm||State of the Regions Report Launch|
Exploring digital readiness telecommunications, transport, youth projects and successful Local Government initiatives
|4:00pm||Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government|