SEGRA - Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia

SEGRA 2013 Conference Proceedings

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pre-Conference

2:30pm- 4:30pm

Researchers Gathering
Marina Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

4:45pm departure

5:30pm- 7:00pm

Bus tour of Coffs Harbour on the way to Dolphin Marine Magic
(Please meet in the hotel lobby at Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort at 4:30pm. For any late arrivals, there will also be a bus going directly to the Welcome Drinks from the Novotel, departing at 5:30pm)


Welcome Drinks
Dolphin Marine Magic

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Unleashing your Regional Mojo

7:15am - 8:15am

Business Breakfast

Bay Marquee, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Speaker:

Welcome to SEGRA
Kate Charters, SEGRA National Steering Committee
[presentation]

Plenary Program

8:30am - 10:30am

The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort


Chair: Prof. Peter Lee FTSE, Vice Chancellor, Southern Cross University

Speakers:

Welcome to Country

Unleashing Your Regional Mojo – Coffs Harbour Style
Steve McGrath, General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council
[presentation]

For the Love of Cities
Peter Kageyama, Co-founder, Creative Cities Summit
[presentation]

Growing Business through Enterprise Facilitation
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, Founder, Sirolli Institute

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea
Outside the Bay Marquee, Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

Plenary Program

11:00am - 12:30pm

The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort


Chair: Professor Andrew Vann
,Vice-Chancellor and President, Charles Sturt University

Speakers:

A Tale of 12 Cities: taking community-based development seriously
Michael Shuman, Director of Community Portals, Mission Markets (New York)
[presentation]

Interconnectivity Strengthening Regions
Dr. Tim Williams, CEO, Committee of Sydney
[presentation]

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch with
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development
The Hon. Warren Truss MP

Bay Marquee, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Bay Marquee, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Creating Local Communities Through Economic Strategies
Neil McInroy, CEO, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
[presentation]

Conversation Pits

2:15pm - 3:30pm

Conversation Pit 1 - Community and Economic Development

The Co-operative Movement and the Future
Dr. Christopher Cooper, Senior Associate, The Co-operative College
[presentation]

Building Bridges: delivering education and the arts in a regional setting
Dr. Muyesser Durur, Director of Port Macquarie Campus, Charles Sturt University
[presentation]

Sports Tourism Events as Community Builders: how social capital helps the 'local' cope!
Dr. Nigel Jamieson, Principal Lecturer - Recreation, Sport & Tourism, TAFESA
[presentation]

Conversation Pit 2 - Enterprise Facilitation

The Role of Australian Regional Government in Fostering Business Networking
Ben Farr-Wharton, PhD Student, Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Work, Southern Cross University
Co-Author: Prof. Yvonne Brunetto, Director of Research, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

Linking Pride Profit People and Place: do GIs have potential as regional development tools?
Jen Cleary, Senior Research Development Manager, University of South Australia/Regional Development Australia Far North
[presentation]

Building Workforce Commitment to Business Success in a Regional Context
Dr. Silvia Nelson, Lecturer, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

Conversation Pit 3 - Interconnectivity Strengthening Regions

Broadband for the Bush Alliance: getting the best possible 7%
Mike Crowe, Director, Desert Knowledge Australia
Co-presenter: Apolline Kohen, Senior Policy Advisor, Ninti One
[presentation]

The Challenges & Opportunities for Regional Telecommunications
Matthew Lobb, General Manager - Public Policy, Vodafone Australia
[presentation]

Conversation Pit 4 - Capital Raising

Micro Enterprise Development
Leigh Coleman, CEO/Director, Many Rivers
[presentation]

Moving Your Money: How Your Region Can Prosper Through Local Investment
Michael Shuman, Director of Community Portals, Mission Markets (New York)
[presentation]

Conversation Pit 5 - Evidence and Regional Decision Making

Governance Reform for Northern Australia
Assoc. Prof. Allan Dale, James Cook University and Regional Development Australia (RDA) North Queensland
[presentation]

Regional Unemployment and Regional Industrial Diversity in NSW Local Government Areas 1996 to 2011
Stephen Mason, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

Regional Development in an Age of Uncertainty
Vanessa Barnett, Regional Australia Institute
[presentation]

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Island Courtyard, Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

The SEGRA Challenge

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Challenge 1 - How Might Regional Branding Grow Regional Economies?

Global Positioning Processes in Regional Tourism: experience development in the Queensland-New South Wales border region
Joshua Hills, PhD Candidate & Lecturer, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

Challenge 2 - How Might we Attract Business Migration to Regional Australia?

Inverting the Pyramid: investment attraction for regional SME's via business migration visa
Christine Doan, Owner, Malanda North
[presentation]
[attracting foreign investment]
[business migration]

Challenge 3 - How Might we Create Greater Community Resilience?

Measuring Resilience in Regional Communities
Dr. Kim Houghton, Director, Strategic Economic Solutions Pty Ltd
[presentation]

Challenge 4 - How Might we Maximise Design to Create Great Regional Cities?

Local Community/Global Conversation
Tony McBurney, Director, IntegratedDESIGNgroup
[presentation]

Challenge 5 - How Might we Best Develop Northern Australia?

Outback Businesses Working Nationally, Responding Locally
Mike Crowe, Director, Desert Knowledge Australia
[presentation]

Pilbara Cities Initiative - a case study in Northern Australia
Dr. Ken King FAIM, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Development Commission
[presentation]

Alternative Food Systems in Northern Queensland
Dr. Breda McCarthy, Lecturer in Marketing, School of Business, James Cook University
[presentation]

Challenge 6 - How Might we Maximise the Opportunities of the Murray Darling Basin Plan?

Equity in Climate Change Adaptation: Implications for Rural Australia
Prof. Max Finlayson, Director - Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University
[presentation]

7:00pm

Networking Dinner
Charlesworth Pool, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Australia's regions - opportunities in times of global uncertainty

7:15am - 8:15am

Business Breakfast

Bay Marquee, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

 

MC: Cr. Rod Macdonald, Porfolio for Economic Development and Planning, City of Greater Geelong

Speaker:

Treasure Island - Taiwan and Sustainable Regional Economic Development in Australia
Ross Maddock, Chair Person, Australia-Taiwan Business Council

Plenary Program

8:30am - 9:00am

The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort


Chair:
Michael Close, Chief Executive Officer, Etc Ltd


Opportunities in Asia

Justin Fabo, Senior Economist, ANZ Bank
Andrew Booth, Director, Asia-Pacific Desk, ANZ
[presentation]

9:00am - 9:30am

The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort


Equity in Climate Change Adaptation: implications for rural Australia

Prof. Max Finlayson, Director - Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University
[presentation]

9:30am - 10:30am

The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Q & A Panel

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea
Island Courtyard, Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort

Spotlight Sessions

11:00am - 12:30pm

Spotlight 1 - Environmental Futures

Environmental Sustainability in Aged Care
Sarah Churchyard, General Manager, RFBI - Bellingen Masonic Village
Co-presenter: Steven Ellitt, Purchasing Officer, Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution (RFBI)
[presentation]

The South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence (SERREE)
Craig Hanicek, Project Officer, Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT
Co-presenter: Liz Veitch, Manager - Projects and Communications, Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT
[presentation]

Provision of Safe Water through Integrated Catchment Management (ICM): overviewing the case for sustainability-entrepreneurial-ethical triangulation Australia and Sri Lanka
Dr. Jayasiri Rajapakse, Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Co-presenter: Assoc. Prof. Peter Waterman, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Science, University of the Sunshine Coast
[presentation]
[paper]

Spotlight 2 - The Role of Agriculture in Regional Prosperity

Gross National Happiness - a noble path for regional Australia?
Dr. Kim Houghton, Director, Strategic Economic Solutions
[presentation]

Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project - Scheme of Dreams
Paul Rosair, Director General, Department of Regional Development
[presentation]

Spotlight 3 - Change Management and Resilience

Facilitator
Kerry Grace, Director, Evolve Network
[notes]

GLUE Revisited
Simon Boughey, Chief Executive Officer, Cherry Growers Australia Inc.
[presentation]

Transition Illawarra
Natalie Burroughs, CEO, Regional Development Australia Illawarra
[presentation]

Bottom up LGA change – dealing with resistance and encouraging the use of social capital
Dr. Grant Cairncross, Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

The Future of Sustainability Practice in any Context is Fundamentally Cultural!
Dr. Matthew Parnell, Principal, Greensynergy Consulting
[presentation]

Spotlight 4 - We have the Data, What are your Questions?

[In]Sight: Australia's regional competitiveness index - 'the advantage and potential of regional Australia in the new economy'
Vanessa Barnett, Manager - Policy, Regional Australia Institute
Co-presenter: Julie Wilson, Manager – Research, Regional Australia Institute
[presentation]

Evidence-Based Mojo? Using Economic Data to Identify Opportunities for your Region
Lisa Moutzouris, Assistant Director, Rural and Regional Statistics National Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics
[presentation]

Endogenous Growth, Economic Restructuring and Local Contingency in the Evolution of a Patchwork Economy: regional Western Australia
Prof. Paul Plummer, Professor of Geography, Centre for Regional Development, School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia
Co-presenters:
Prof. Matthew Tonts, Head of School - School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia
Asst. Prof. Kirsten Martinus, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia
[presentation]

Living in the Regions
Paul Rosair, Director General, Western Australia State Government
Co-presenter: John Acres, Manager - Research and Information, Department of Regional Development
[presentation]

Spotlight 5 - Regional Networks Delivering Health and Community Services

In the Shadows of Regional Development: early findings of health communities initiative in regional NSW
Dr. Charlie Brennan, Researcher, Regional Initiative for Social Innovation and Research
Co-presenter: Julie Tucker, Engagement Facilitator, Sustainability, Partnerships and Community Engagement, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

Healthy Partnerships, Healthy Communities: a partnering approach to workforce planning in regional and rural Queensland
Vicky Meyer, Policy Coordinator, Health and Community Services Workforce Council
Co-presenter: Carmel Marshall, Diocesan Planning and Development Manager, Centacare Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton
[presentation]

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Korean Delegation Welcome Lunch
Bay Marquee, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Innovation Showcase

1:30pm - 3:30pm

1. Developing the Creative Industries

Creative Industry Villages: places where no one has a job!
Robert Prestipino, Director, Vital Places Pty Ltd
[presentation]

Intelligent Communities Supporting Creative Industries
Jennifer Cromarty, Director, Socom
[presentation]

The Creative Class will Represent 20% of Australia's Future Economy
Dr. Alec McHarg, Sociologist, Urban Policy Group
[presentation]

Strategies for Developing Globally Competitive Regional Economies: understanding the role of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
Prof. Ian Eddie, Professor of Accounting, Southern Cross University
[presentation]

2. Investigating the Latest Economic Development Models

Economic Gardening: capacity building for stronger regions
Prof. Patrice Braun, Adjunct Professor, University of Ballarat
[presentation]

Innovation in the Central Coast of NSW Exploring the Quality of our Thinking
Caroline Veldhuizen, Senior Research Fellow, Hunter Valley Research
Co-presenter: Dr. Anton Kriz, Senior Lecturer - Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle
[presentation]

Collaborative Regional Development: prioritising regional funding locally
Stephen Webster, Chief Executive Officer, Gascoyne Development Commission
[presentation]

Economic Development in a Dynamic, Connected and Contested World Frameworks, Theories and Practice
Martin Farley, Principal Consultant, Creating Preferred Futures
[presentation]

3. Regional Identity: releasing the mojo

Cultural Leadership
Alison Page, Creative Director, National Aboriginal Design Agency
[presentation]

Port Fairy: most liveable town 2012
David Madden, Chief Executive Officer, Moyne Shire Council
[presentation]

Factors that Sustain and Grow a Successful Community Agri-Advocacy Group in Victoria: a case study
Sue Webster, Executive Officer, Agribusiness Gippsland
[presentation]

Coffs Harbour's Evolving Cultural Identity
Susan Clarke, Community Development Officer, Coffs Harbour City Council
Co-presenters:
Dianne Jacobus, Multicultural Community Development Worker, STARTTS Positive Refugee Settlement
Ted Greenwood, Business Development Officer, Coffs Coast Community College
Naomi Steinborner and Andrew Davis, Co-Director, Two Thumbs Up
[presentation]

4. Skilled Workforce

Collaborative Responses to Succession Planning, Labour and Agricultural Viability
Katrina Luckie, CEO, Regional Development Australia - Northern Rivers
[presentation]
Co-presenter: Christine Pauling, Principal, Culture and People

Skilled Migrant Programs as Levers of Population and Economic Growth in Regional Australia: examining the Northern Territory as a case study example
Dr. Andrew Taylor, Senior Research Fellow, Charles Darwin University
[presentation]

Taming the Fastest Growing Region in Queensland
Melaina Voss, Project Director - Regional Sustainability Strategy & Engagement, Mackay City Council
[presentation]

Workforce Forecasting and Planning
John Sargent, Committee Member, Regional Development Australia - Sunshine Coast
Co-presenter: Kris McCue, Local Employment Coordinator – Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
[presentation]
[paper]

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Pre-function Area, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

4:00pm - 4:45pm

The Pitch
The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Chairs:
Cassandra Stipanicev, SEGRA National Steering Committee Member and Manager Economic and Community Development, Shire of Cranbrook
Assoc. Prof. Jeremy Buultjens, SEGRA National Steering Committee Member and Managing Editor, Journal of Economic and Social Policy, School of Business, Southern Cross University

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Regional Australia Raise Your Voice
The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

7:00pm

Coffs Coast Harvest Dinner
The Reef Room, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Friday, 18 October 2013

Workshops and Community of Practice Gatherings

7:15am - 8:15am

Breakfast
Charlie's Restaurant, Novotel Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort

Workshops
9:00am - 12:30pm

RV Futures Forum

The Growth and Value of the RV Market – Key Facts
[presentation]

Capturing the Growing RV Market – A Vision for Australia
[presentation]

Adelaide Street Rest Area, Cooktown
[presentation]

Study Tour - Coffs Harbour Economic Development Strategy and City Revitalisation

1. Switched on Coffs: the community TV story

2. Regional Research Collaborations

Regional Research Collaborations Workshop Handbook
Dr. Susan Kinnear, Leader, Sustainable Regional Development Programme, Centre for Environmental Management, Central Queensland University
[presentation]

3. Regional Development Colloquium

Regional Development Colloquium Workshop Handbook
Peter Tregilgas, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Mid North Coast
[presentation]

Rob Kerin, Former Premier of South Australia
[presentation]

4. Growing Regional Aquaculture Opportunities

The Future for Australian Aquaculture: opportunities for growth, reality, or wishful thinking?
Neil Stump, Secretariat, National Aquaculture Council and Chief Executive, Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
[presentation]

Aquaculture in Regional Australia: responding to trade externalities - a northern NSW case study
Dr. Jeffrey Guy, Research Scientist, National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour
Co-presenters:
Prof. Alistair McIlgorm, Marine and Fisheries Economics and Management Specialist, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS)
Assoc. Prof. Peter Waterman, Adjunct Associate Professor in Environmental Science, University of the Sunshine Coast
[presentation]