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SEGRA - Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia

SEGRA 2014 Conference Proceedings - ISBN

Pre-Conference Study Tour to Uluru

 

[presentation - Traineeship]
[presentation - Ayers Rock Resort]

Pre-Conference: Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Pre-Conference

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Approaches to Community and Regional Analysis

Facilitator:
A/Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, Managing Editor, Journal of Economic and Social Policy and School of Business, Southern Cross University & SEGRA National Steering Committee

Speakers:

Jack Archer, General Manager – Research and Policy, Regional Australia Institute

Michael Campbell, Senior Consultant, AEC Group

Dr. Jen Cleary
, Senior Research Development Manager, Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), University of South Australia and SEGRA National Steering Committee

Dr. Anthony Hogan
, Professor of Regional Governance, ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra

Robert Weymouth
, PhD Candidate, Curtin University
[presentation]

 

Day 1: Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Connecting Regional Australia to Future Opportunities

Plenary Program

Chair: Dr. Ken Johnson AM, Chair, Desert Knowledge Australia

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome to Country
Kumalie (Rosalie Riley), Arrernte Woman from Alice Springs
[no PowerPoint used]

8:45am - 9:00am

Chief Minister's Welcome
The Hon. Adam Giles MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
[presentation]

9:00am - 9:45am

[no PowerPoint used in this session]

National Conversation for Regional Policy
Prof. Geoff Cockfield, Professor in Government and Economics, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland and Founding Member of SEGRA


Participants:

Luke Bowen, General Manager, Northern Australia Development Office
Helen Lewis, General Manager, Outback Highway Development Council Inc
Paul Rosair, Principal, NAJA Business Consulting Services
Cassandra Stipanicev, Manager Economic and Community Development, Shire of Cranbrook and SEGRA National Steering Committee

9:45am - 10:15am

Connecting Regional Australia's Social Capital
Peter Kenyon, Director, Bank of I.D.E.A.S
[presentation]
[paper - 8 Characteristics of a Healthy Community]

10:45am - 11:30am

Connecting with Regional Australia's Future Prosperity
Kristian Kolding, Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics
[presentation]

On the Couch
Jack Archer, General  Manager, Research and Policy, Regional Australia Institute
Dr. Kim Houghton, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra

11:30am - 12:30pm

[no PowerPoint used in this session]

Aboriginal Governance and its Role in Business Development
Warren Mundine, CEO, NyunnggaBlack and Chairman, Indigenous Advisory Council

Chair:
Jenni Collard, Executive Director of Business and Social Development, Government of Western Australia, Department of Regional Development

Contributors:

Debbie Barwick, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
Amanda Healy, Maxx Engineering
Philip Matera, Matera Group

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Regions Prospering in a Re-shaped Economy
The Hon. Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
[link to speech]

Spotlight Sessions 1 - 4

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Spotlight Session 1 - Indigenous Economic Knowledge Sets

Facilitator:

Jenni Collard, Executive Director of Business and Social Development, Department of Regional Development, Government of Western Australia


Idea Champions:

Daniel Featherstone
, General Manager, Indigenous Remote Communications Association

It's All About the Money
Kim Muhlen-Schulte
, Business Support Services, RREDD

Ross Nowland, Tourism Development Officer, Department of Business, Northern Territory Government

Spotlight 2 - Governance in the 21st Century

Facilitator:

Identifying Tensions Concerning Development within Northern Australia: implications for governance
Prof. Allan Dale,
Professor of Tropical Regional Development, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University


Idea Champions:

Connecting to the Community
Michelle Blicavs, CEO, IAP2 Australasia
[presentation]

Rise of the Regions
Simon Boughey
, CEO, Cherry Growers Australia Inc. and SEGRA National Steering Committee
[paper]
[maps]

Pools vs Ports
Lara Wilde
, CEO, Gulf Savannah Development

Spotlight 3 - How to Build Community Resilience

[presentation]

Facilitators:

WeYouMeiUs: collaboration and community
Cr. Paul Bishop
, Founder, Arts Evolution and Redland City Councillor

What Matter: individuals and community
Kerry Grace, Director, Evolve Network Australia

Spotlight 4 - Productive Industry: future trends and the impacts on regional Australia

Prof. Geoff Cockfield, Professor in Government and Economics, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland and SEGRA National Steering Committee


Idea Champions:

Michael Campell, Senior Consultant, AEC Group

Kristian Kolding
, Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics

Trends in Organic Food Consumption in China: opportunities and challenges for regional Australian exporters
Dr. Breda McCarthy
, Lecturer, James Cook University
Co-Authors: Dr. Hong Bo Liu, Lecturer, James Cook University
and Dr. Tingzhen Chen, James Cook University
[presentation]
[paper]

South Australian Mining Worker Perceptions of the Benefits, Enablers and Stressors of Long Distance Commuting for Work
A/Prof. Gary Misan
, Associate Research Professor, University of South Australia
[presentation]

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

The SEGRA Challenge

4:00pm - 5:00pm
[no PowerPoints were used in the SEGRA Challenge]

Challenge 1 - What Matters to You and What are You Going to Do About It?

Challenge Leaders:

Cr. Paul Bishop, Founder, Arts Evolution and Redland City Councillor

Kerry Grace, Director, Evolve Network Australia

Challenge 2 - What might be the Most Effective Thing that SEGRA could say to Impact on the Long Term Approach to Regional Development in the Northern Territory?

Challenge Leader:

Prof. Allan Dale, Professor of Tropical Regional Development, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Challenge 3 - How might we Best Assess and Influence Regional Policy from the Coal Face?

Challenge Leaders:

A/Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, Managing Editor, Journal of Economic and Social Policy and School of Business, Southern Cross University

Prof. Geoff Cockfield, Professor in Government and Economics, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland and SEGRA National Steering Committee

Challenge 4 - How might we Best Develop Indigenous Economic Development that Demonstrates Engagement in the Regional Economy?

Challenge Leader:

Paul Rosair, Principal, NAJA Business Consulting Services

Challenge 5 - How might we Best Support Single Industry Towns?

Challenge Champion:

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

Day 2: Thursday, 9 October 2014

Strategies for Regional Australia

Plenary Program

Chair: Chris Mitchell, Executive Officer, RDA Kimberley
8:30am - 9:00am

Regional Development in the Northern Territory
Mayor Damien Ryan, Mayor of Alice Springs, Chair, RDA Northern Territory and SEGRA National Steering Committee
[video]

9:00am - 10:00am

Designing an Approach to Wicked Problems
Mo Fox, Director, Studio Thinking

10:00am - 10:45am

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Regional Australia
Colin Kinner, Director, Spike Innovation
[presentation]

SEGRA Regional Best Practice

11:15am - 12:45pm

1. Building Regional Futures

Chair: A/Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, Managing Editor, Journal of Economic and Social Policy and School of Business, Southern Cross University & SEGRA National Steering Committee

Geelong - A Transition to SMART
Cr. Rod Macdonald, Portfolio for Knowledge Economy & Education and Major Projects, City of Greater Geelong & SEGRA National Steering Committee
[presentation]
[video]

Regional Low Carbon Development Issues in Yorke and Mid North Region, South Australia
Dr. Darien Simon
, Post-doctoral Research Associate, International Energy Policy Institute, University College London Australia
[presentation]

Co-presenter: Prof. Stefaan Simons, Director, International Energy Policy Institute, University College London Australia

Participative Strategy for Prosperity
Jason McFarlane
, Principal Consultant, Pracsys
[presentation]

2. Applied Research

Chair: Prof. Geoff Cockfield, Professor in Government and Economics, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, University of Southern Queensland and SEGRA National Steering Committtee

Modelling Local Economic Impacts of Megatrends
Dr. Kim Houghton
, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra
[presentation]
[paper]

Recycling Dependency: the impacts of the 'grant economy' propping up regional, rural and remote Australia
Dr. Jen Cleary
, Senior Research Development Manager, Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), University of South Australia and SEGRA National Steering Committee

Australian Cultural Policy and Collective Creativity
Dr. Elizabeth Slottje
, Conductor, Coffs City Choir
[presentation]

 

3. Regional Service Centres

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

Closing the Governance Gap - A Case Study in Deliberative Collaborative Governance in Regional WA
Robert Weymouth
, PhD Candidate, Curtin University
[presentation]

Retail Transformation Program
Wayne Gates
, Director, Office of the Small Business Commissioner
[presentation]

Co-presenters:

Jack Terblanche
, Director Community Development,
Hay Shire Council

Graeme Sayer, Chief Executive Officer, Riverina Business Enterprise
Centre

Building the Evidence to Accelerate Regional City Growth in Victoria
Vinnie Maharaj
, Senior Economist, Regional Development Victoria
[presentation]
[paper]

4. Remote Communities

Chair: Prof. Rolf Gerristen, Professorial Research Fellow, Charles Darwin University

The Triple ‘C’ Approach of Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication in the Gascoyne Region Towards a Regional Economic Alliance
Marilyn Rulyancich
, Regional Development Coordinator, Regional Development Australia – Midwest Gascoyne
[presentation]

Mono-economy to Multi-Facetted: transitioning mining towns to diverse regional centres
Felicity Gilbert, Director – Strategy, Pilbara Development Commission
[presentation]

The Outback Way – Changing the Way Australia Does Business
Helen Lewis
, General Manager, Outback Highway Development Council Inc.
[presentation]

5. Great Ideas for Regional Australia

Chair: Simon Boughey, CEO, Cherry Growers Australia Inc. and SEGRA National Steering Committee

Geotourism and Australian National Landscapes: enhancing regional development strategies
Angus M. Robinson
, Chair, Geotourism Forum, Ecotourism Australia Ltd
[see workshop 1 on day 3]

Driving Economic Growth through Collaboration and Innovation
John Mouland
, CEO, Regional Development Australia – Central Coast
[presentation]

Megatrends & the Global Context of Strategic Regional Planning – so what's this got to do with me?
Charles Jenkinson
, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia – South West
[presentation]
[paper]

Spotlight Sessions 5 - 9

1:30pm - 3:30pm

5. Online Regional Business Development

Facilitator:

John Acres, Manager - Research and Information, Department of Regional Development, Government of Western Australia
[presentation]


Idea Champion:

Remote Indigenous Media – Connecting and Building Capacity in Remote Communities
Daniel Featherstone
, General Manager, Indigenous Remote Communications Association
[presentation]

6. Innovative Small Towns

Facilitator:

Cassandra Stipanicev, Manager Economic and Community Development, Shire of Cranbrook and SEGRA National Steering Committee
[presentation]


Idea Champion:

Robert Prestipino, Director, Vital Places
[presentation]

7. Experiencing Design Thinking

Facilitator:

Mo Fox, Director, Studio Thinking

8. Innovative and Entrepreneurship

Facilitator:

Colin Kinner, Director, Spike Innovation


Idea Champions:

Using the Community Adaptability Tool
Dr. Kim Houghton
, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra

9. Single Industry Towns

Facilitator:

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


Keynote Speaker:

The Evolution of Australian Towns: what history might tell us
Geoff Frost
, Regional Research Leader, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
[presentation]

Idea Champions:

Michael Campbell, Senior Consultant, AEC Group

Pilbara Tourism: a phoenix rising
Felicity Gilbert
, Director – Strategy, Pilbara Development Commission
[presentation]

Robert Weymouth, PhD Candidate, Curtin University

Plenary Session

4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Challenge Pitch and Regional Australia Raise Your Voice

Facilitators:

A/Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, Managing Editor, Journal of Economic and Social Policy and School of Business, Southern Cross Universityand SEGRA National Steering Committee

Cassandra Stipanicev, Manager Economic and Community Development, Cranbrook Shire Council and SEGRA National Steering Committee

[video - Korea]
[presentation - Korea]
[presentation - Northern Australia]
[presentation - SEGRA Summary]

Day 3: Friday, 18 October 2014

Getting It Done for Regional Australia

Workshops & Study Tours

8:30pm - 12:30pm

Workshop 1 - Geotourism and Australian National Landscapes: enhancing regional development strategies

Facilitator:

Angus M. Robinson, Chair, Geotourism Forum, Ecotourism Australia Ltd
[presentation]

Speakers:

Jaclyn Thorne, Chair, Steering Committee, Australia's Red Centre National Landscapes and General Manager, Tourism Central Australia
[presentation]

Chris Day, A/Director of Central Australian Parks, Parks and Wildlife Commission NT
[presentation]

Paul Ah Chee 'Ngala', Director, Alice Springs Desert Park, Parks and Wildlife Commission
[presentation]

Chris 'Brolga' Barns, Owner, The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs and star of the famous BBC documentary Kangaroo Dundee
[no PowerPoint used]

 

8:30pm - 12:30pm

Workshop 2 - Engaging with Korea: employment and training opportunities for regional Australia

[paper - KMove]

Facilitator:

Janice Ban, Director of Business Development - Asia-Pacific, Tony Charters and Associates


Speakers:


Prof. Jae-Hoon Jung
, President of the Queensland Korean Business Council
[presentation]

Dr. Yeong-Jin Ko, Professor & Chair of Kyungnam University and ex-Education Governor of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Korea

Prof. Heejin. Lee
, Director of The Centre for Australian Studies of Yonsei University, Korea
[presentation]

Dr. Yeonbog Lee, Director General, Global Employment Support Bureau, Human Resource Department Service of Korea

Tae Hyeung Lee, Assistant Director, Global Management Support Bureau, Human Resource Development Service of Korea

Tae Woo Yun, Manager, Global Management Support Bureau, Human Resource Development Service of Korea

8:30pm - 12:30pm

Workshop 3 - Designing, Funding and Sustaining Regionally Significant Projects

[please refer to the Regional Solutions website]

Facilitators:

Robert Prestipino
, Director, Vital Places

A/Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, Managing Editor, Journal of Economic and Social Policy and School of Business, Southern Cross University


Speakers:

Dr. Grant Cairncross, Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University

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

Christine Doan, Director, Malanda North
[presentation]

8:30am - 3:30pm

Workshop 4 - Practitioners' Round Table: Remote Regional Hubs: nodes and networks

Facilitator:

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


Speakers:

Infrastructure provision through hard and soft networks – air, roads, shipping and the ether
Michael Campbell, Senior Consultant, AEC Group
[presentation]

Networks, Hubs and Nodes: history, geography and money
Geoff Frost, Regional Research Leader, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
[presentation]

Sustainable energy: letting go of the edge of the grid
Nic Jacobson, Senior Engineer, IT Power
[presentation]