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NGA19 PROGRAM


REGIONAL CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT FORUM

8.00AM

REGISTRATION

9.30AM

REGIONAL CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT FORUM

» Welcome to Country
9.40AM ALGA President’s Opening

9.50AM

Overview of Regional Australia – Where are we at?

  • DR KIM HOUGHTON, CO-CEO, REGIONAL AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE

10.30AM Making connections to Renew Regions

  • NATALIE EGELTON, CEO, FOUNDATION FOR RURAL & REGIONAL RENEWAL

» At this session you will gain insights and knowledge into how LGAs and local community groups can access and leverage philanthropic support to address local issues and challenges.

11.00AM MORNING TEA
11.30AM Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government Address

11.45AM

PANEL DISCUSSION STATE OF THE REGIONS REPORT LAUNCH – PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM

» SESSION PANELISTS

» GENEVIEVE JACOBS, EDITOR, THE REGION GROUP

 

  • » BEN TAYLOR, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TAYLOR GROUP NEWSPAPER

    How digital news is disrupting the grassroots media landscape.

12.30PM LUNCH

1.30PM

Housing in Regional Australia

» SESSION SPEAKERS

JOHN MARTIN, EMERITUS PROFESSOR, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

» Local government and housing in rural communities: Tradition, innovation and community

JESSICA PORTER, PHD SCHOLAR, UNISA
» Is there an affordable housing crisis in non-metro Australia?

 

MAX EASTCOTT, GENERAL MANAGER, GWYDIR SHIRE COUNCIL

» Non-Metropolitan housing affordability

1.30PM

Technology in Regional Australia

» SESSION SPEAKERS

  • CHRISTINE KERSHAW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT STIRLINGS TO COAST FARMERS
APOLLINE KOHEN, CHAIR, BROADBAND FOR THE BUSH ASSOCIATION
CHRIS ALTHAUS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AUSTRALIAN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION
3.15PM AFTERNOON TEA

3.45PM

Tourism in Regional Australia

» SESSION SPEAKERS

» MAYOR KEN KEITH OAM, PARKES SHIRE COUNCIL
Attracting Tourists to Parkes

» MAYOR TONY WELLINGTON, MAYOR, NOOSA SHIRE COUNCIL
Taming Tourism

4.15PM

Culture and the Arts Building our Regions

» SESSION SPEAKERS

» KATE FIELDING, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
A New Approach
» JOHN MCLINDEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SWAN HILL RURAL CITY COUNCIL
Our Region, Our Rivers – a collaboration of councils and communities that leverages the arts to bring about social, economic and cultural change
4.45PM Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Address
5.00PM Closing Remarks

5.00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION