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SA Regional Development Conference 2018

Jun. 7 - 8, 2018
8:00am — 5:00pm
Copper Coast Sport & Leisure Centre 1 Doswell Tce
Kadina, South Australia 5540
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The 2018 South Australian Regional Development Conference by Regional Development Australia in partnership with Economic Development Australia will be held in Kadina 7- 8th June 2018.

Program: 7th June (Conference/Dinner) and 8th June (Economic Development Masterclass).

Day 1: The Conference

(7th June 2018)

The State Regional Development Conference is presented  by Regional Development South Australia and hosted RDA Yorke and Mid-North with support from RDA Barossa Gawler Light and Adelaide Plains.
The Economic Development Masterclass is presented by Economic Development Australia, the professional body for Australian Economic Developers.

Conference keynote and masterclass facilitator Roger Lee is Executive Director of Economic Development Central Oregon  (https://edcoinfo.com/team).  Oregon offers best in class examples of effective economic development and we are fortunate to have the insights and inside drop on what works for Regional Population Growth.

Other headline speakers include Aaron Hill of Deloitte Access Economics, Jack Archer of the Regional Australia Institute and Michael O’Neill of SACES.

Session 1: What works: International and National Best Practice examples and results
Session 2: Jobs led Population Growth – what needs to happen  at a state and regional level to facilitate investment and jobs
Session 3:  Vibrant Communities leading Population Growth – what can be done by us now – innovative solutions for regional facilities and community infrastructure projects.
8.45am – 5.00pm

Full program details to be posted soon.

Day 1 Conference Dinner  

(7th June 2018)

The Conference Dinner will be held at Coopers Alehouse Wallaroo – book early (places are limited by the size of the venue so bookings are essential)

6.30pm till late
Who will be at the conference?
The conference is strongly relevant to the role of local government and regional businesses and all RDA board members and staff. This is a rare opportunity to network with your colleagues in RDA and regional economic development.

Things to do in Wallaroo: (click here)

Day 2 – Economic Development Masterclass 

(8th June 2018)

The Economic Development Australia (EDA) Population Growth Master Class is supported by URPS and The Legatus Group. The Masterclass is designed to provide an in-depth discussion and learning experience based on the key themes of population growth developed during the conference.
The workshop will provide global, national and regional case studies and allow the participants via facilitated discussion sessions to contribute their experiences and formulate responses to take back into their communities. The workshop will provide organisations with tangible ways to progress the increasing challenges that face communities in the space of population growth.

The workshop is targeted at practitioners and policy makers in economic development, community development, planning and design.

Roger Lee the Executive Director from Economic Development Central Oregon will be a co-facilitator for the master class / workshop with Simon Millcock the CEO of the Legatus Group. Grazio Maiorano Director from URPS will present a case study from Latrobe Valley Economic Growth Zone and the Mid North Knowledge Partnership will outline information gathered through their regional and global research projects.

Morning tea will be provided and for further information on the master class contact Simon Millcock 0407819000 or email ceo@legatus.sa.gov.au
9.00am – 12.30pm

For further details and accommodation assistance please contact RDA Yorke and Mid North Phone: 1300 742 414 or Email: info@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au



For further information contact:
Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North
Phone: 1300 742 414

Conference Sponsors


Masterclass Sponsors



Anne Moroney

Chief Executive Officer
61 8 8563 3603
0438 224 254

Sue Merry

Executive Assistant/Finance
08 8563 3603
0407 716 659