SEGRA is back on the 26–28 October 2016

SEGRA - Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia

SEGRA 2015 REgional Best Practice (case studies)

Day 2 - Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm

1. Regional Success Stories

Chair: A/Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, School of Business, Southern Cross University and SEGRA National Steering Committee

11:00am - 11:30am

The Bathurst Economy & Council's Leadership in Economic Development
Steven Bowman, Manager, Economic Development, Bathurst Regional Council

11:30am - 12:00pm

Economic Development is Everyone's Business
Debra Howe, Manager Economic Development, Mackay Regional Council

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The ME Program: building a skilled workforce for the future
Todd Williams, Chief Executive Officer, RDA Hunter

2. Building Resilience

Chair: Prof. Mark Morrison, Sub-Dean (Research), Professor in Economics, Charles Sturt University

11:00am - 11:30am

Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor
Prof. Alan Lawton, Professor of Management, Federation University Australia

11:30am - 12:00pm

Exploring Community Resilience and Vulnerabilities in the Blue Mountains
Dr. Valerie Ingham, Senior Lecturer of Emergency Management, Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security Services, Charles Sturt University

Co-presenter:
Dr. Sarah Redshaw, Research Associate, Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The Future Economic Performance of Australia's Regions
Dr. Kim Houghton, General Manager, Policy and Research, Regional Australia Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra

3. Sustainability

Chair: A/Prof. Peter Waterman, Adjunct Associate Professor in Environmental Science, University of the Sunshine Coast and SEGRA National Steering Committee

11:00am - 11:30am

GVROC Regional LED Streetlight and Solar PV Project
Ryan Wilson, Sustainability Officer, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

11:30am - 12:00pm

Mudgee Learning Resource Hub: innovation in education and infrastructure design in TAFE NSW
Dr. Lorne Butt, Sustainability Coordinator, TAFE Western

Co-presenter:
Paula Walker, Manager, Infrastructure Planning, Procurement and Maintenance, TAFE Western

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Safe Water from Common Salt? A Sustainability Technology Reality for Regional Australia and Beyond
Ken Varcoe, Technical Director, Water Engineers United Pty Ltd
Co-author - Dr. Jay Rajapakse, Lecturer, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

4. Infrastructure

Chair: Kate Charters, Director, Management Solutions (Qld) and SEGRA National Steering Committee

11:00am - 11:30am

Parkes' National Logistics Hub
Anna Wyllie
, Business and Economic Development Manager, Parkes Shire Council

11:30am - 12:00pm

Rail Freight for Regional Development
A/Prof. Ian Gray, Adjunct Associate Professor in Sociology, Charles Sturt University

Co-Authors:
A/Prof. Philip Laird, University of Wollongong
Nick Montague, Translink Brisbane

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Comparative Analysis of the Benefits of Regional Development Projects: which generates the greatest return?
Daniel Masters, Senior Manager, Investment Appraisal, Policy & Economics, NSW Department of Industry

Co-author: Lesley Arthur, Rede Consult Pty Ltd

5. Developing and Delivering Programs

Chair: Bronwyn Voyce, Co-Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland & Torres Strait Inc and Co-Founder, yRepublic - Cairns Millennial Taskforce

11:00am - 11:30am

Reducing Incarceration Using Justice Reinvestment: an exploratory case study
Dr. Jill Guthrie, Research Fellow, Australian National University

11:30am - 12:00pm

Has Place Been Hacked by the Hipsters?
Robert Prestipino, Director, Vital Places Pty Ltd

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Activating Tourism in Difficult Times
Alexis Guillot, Deputy CEO, Pilbara Regional Council