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5 September 2016


When:  56 September 2016

Where:  Hyatt Hotel Canberra

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA – PLANNING, PARTICIPATION AND PROGRESS will explore opportunities for innovation in regional Australia. With its rich resources, diversity, and value, regional Australia is the catalyst for the future.

Collaboratively sponsored by Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT, RDA Southern Inland and RDA Far South Coast, the Conference addresses issues such as sustainable development, environmental sustainability, land use, community development, investment, agribusiness and innovation.

Compelling program content includes an extensive range of topics from Keynote Presenters, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies and Poster Presentations.

Click here to download PDF Program

Register here

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is designed for individuals and representatives from organisations with an academic, business or professional interest in regional development. It will appeal in particular to:

  • Federal Government inter-agency representatives
  • State Government representatives
  • Local Government representatives including CEO, General Managers, Mayors and Elected Officials
  • Economic and Community Development Managers and Groups
  • Sustainability and Environment Groups
  • Organisations representing indigenous affairs
  • Town Planners, Architects, Builders, Project Managers and Engineers
  • Chamber of Commerce, RDA and Economic Development Groups
  • Banking, Finance and others interested in Economic Development
  • Academics and Researchers, Education Bodies
  • Local Business Owners and Managers
  • Resource Sector, Tourism Operators and Agricultural bodies

Minister for Regional Development, Senator Fiona Nash will open the Conference.

RDA ACT Committee Member Peter Elford will be a guest speaker at the Conference dinner.

Full Registration Inclusions:

  • All conference sessions and keynotes
  • Morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas
  • Conference Dinner
  • Conference materials including handbook and the on-line book of abstracts
  • Book of proceedings
  • Presenter podcasts - post conference

Click here to Register

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