2016 Themes and Key Action Agendas
Naturally Stronger Regions: realising the potential
The SEGRA National Steering Committee is seeking submissions to participate in a range of speaking positions in this years’ program.
SEGRA this year is being held in Albany and the Great Southern region of WA, a region with access to rich agricultural assets and a diverse, pristine natural heritage.
However, a region is not driven solely by its natural attributes. A range of other actions and actors come together to realise a regions potential.
This year at SEGRA, there will be focus on the factors that enable regions to transform their natural assets and drive growth whilst maintaining and retaining the local values of environment and lifestyle.
The conference program will also provide opportunities for delegates to participate in a number of study tours into the Great Southern to see how they have responded to emerging trends and developed solutions for their region. The program will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, spotlight sessions, master classes and best practice case studies.
Preference will be given to contributions that highlight applications of regional economic development drawing out:
- Key considerations for application in other regions
- Significant elements that enhanced the success of the initiatives
- Barriers encountered and adaptive learning from these.
The SEGRA National Steering Committee is seeking submissions on:
- Regional policy – Speaking up for Regional Australia
- Diversity, specialisation and creativity – building resilience
- Sustainability of land, water and community – a sense of place
- Regional hubs and nodes – improving connectivity
- Regions as providers of education, health and lifestyle services
- Attracting investment to regions – finding funding partners
- Sustainable industries – the regional advantage
- Maximising Free Trade Agreements – ensuring your region is ready
- Aviation and regional economies
- Innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in regional Australia