16 February 2019

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Director Megan Dixon is pleased to host six outstanding keynote speakers at the upcoming Inland Growth Summit at Lazy River Estate on the 31st of January.

“The event aims to spotlight the real need for a regional policy and plan to support growth centres within Inland Australia,” Mrs Dixon said.

“The focus will be on the desperate need for population growth to service the upcoming project pipeline, supporting sustainable growth and highlighting the role of inland regions as viable economic centres,”

“Our fantastic line up of keynote speakers will address our key topics on the day including; Outlook and Growth Targets, Impediments to Growth, and Good Planning Models.”

“Dr Tom Measham of the CSIRO will detail what it could be like to live, work and invest in regional Australia in the next 30 years, Dr Measham will discuss the outlook and importance of growth targets for regional Australia and strategic foresight,”

“Ms Fiona Nash Strategic Advisor for Regional Development at Charles Sturt University, former leader of the Australian National Party and Minister for Regional Development will be addressing future outlook and growth targets for regional areas,”

“Michael Comninos Founding Director of Astrolabe Group, Advancing Cities- Integrating land-use, infrastructure and technology to create value. With extensive experience in strategy and policy development, public administration advocacy, regulatory reform and project management Mr Comninos will be addressing Good Planning Models,”

“Ms Liz Richie General Manager, Strategy and Partnerships for the Regional Australia Institute, has extensive experience in economic development and brings a wealth of knowledge to Impediments to Growth after her previous role at the Committee of Economic Development Australia (CEDA),”

“A renowned Australian business and industry leader in agriculture and exports, Roger Fletcher, Founding Director of Fletcher International Exports is now the largest and most integrated sheep meat processor in Australia, is Dubbo’s largest employer with over 1000 employees and exports to over 70 countries internationally,”

“Dubbo based civil engineer Jillian Kilby has established her infrastructure advisory business in San Francisco, also an expert in strategic planning for local government, Ms Kilby brings an impressive array of skills and experience to the discussion on Good Planning Models,” Mrs Dixon said.

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