The 2nd Sustaining Rural Communities National Conference will be held at the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, NSW on the 5th and 6th April 2011 with the theme of ‘Transforming Regional Australia’.
Registrations close 31st March 2011 and registration is required to attend.
This FREE Conference is about empowering people in regional communities.
The Conference will also tackle how people and communities successfully address everyday challenges of community survival, as well as tools, technologies, infrastructure and policy changes that can be fashioned to ensure Australia’s regions survive.
SEE FULL PROGRAM here
The evening meals will be charged at $35.00 for the Monday Welcome Reception and $65.00 for the Tuesday Dinner.
Tony Windsor MP
Sustaining rural communities – How can we achieve it?
Duncan Fraser, NFF
Agriculture, technology and innovation driving regional communities
The Hon. Craig Knowles, MDBA
New Murray Darling Basin Plan
* Mal Peters -Regional Development Australia Northern Inland
* Monica Attard – ABC
* Dr Francesca Andreoni – Namoi CMA
* Dr Jo-Anne Everingham, university of QLD
* Dr Anthony Hogan, UNE
Based around the theme ‘Transforming Regional Australia’ sessions will cover:
* Community Sustainablity
* Technology and Infrastructure
* Mining and Agriculture
* Diversification and More
Community Action Grants..$2,000 – 3 only
The Community Action Grants aim to assist, in the planning and implementation of events/projects which will increase the sustainability of a rural community.
People who wish to apply for these grants will need to attend the conference.