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SEGRA Foundation

SEGRA is an independent network advancing issues affecting regional Australia

We are an independent and non-partisan network of Australians who voice, advocate for and advance the long term interests of regional Australia. Our vision is to create a connected and prosperous rural, remote and regional Australia.

Celebrating 28 years in 2024, the SEGRA Foundation hosts an annual event that aims to assist regional, rural and remote Australia to source and identify the techniques, skills and issues they need to address which will help achieve successful economic growth and development.

The Foundation aims to provide regional Australia with assistance and activities to:

  • Raise the profile of regions as essential parts of Australia’s national outlook
  • Empower regions to be responsible for their own economic destinies
  • Identify ideas, regional issues and opportunities
  • Influence policy by encouraging evidence based responses and supporting practice based research and projects
  • Promote regional connectivity and collaboration

Upcoming Event

Thought Leaders Wanted!

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If you possess specialist knowledge or lived experience and would be happy for us to call on you when the opportunity arises, please join our register of RRR Thought Leaders.

Recent News

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"Real people, real insights, real ideas is generally how we get real outcomes that work.” That's according to Regional Development Minister Kristy McBain, and we couldn't agree more! It's exactly why SEGRA was proud to bring some of the best and brightest ideas from the bush to Canberra as part of a new
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The Foundation will host a series of short yet impactful SEGTALKS on Arts and Culture / Regional Development / Technology / Climate and Risk / Carbon and Environment / Water / Closing the Gap / Community and Livability at this years. Summit.
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Are you a young person with a heart for creating solutions to problems within your local community? SEGRA are on the lookout for emerging rural ‘doers’ across regional Australia to participate in their inaugural Emerging Champions program ahead of the 2024 National Regional Economic Development Summit in Busselton, WA.
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What action would you recommend rural, remote and regional communities do to raise their voices? The 150 responses from the 2023 Summit identified key themes that can be used moving forward to advocate for the needs of those in our #RRR communities.