Conversation 31 - The Reinvention of Small Town Australia
SEGRA has set up a series of webinars called “A Conversation for Regional Australia about COVID-19” as a forum for those who live, work and invest in regional, rural and remote Australia. The goal of the webinars is to enable regions to get a greater understanding of the issues and pool their ideas and initiatives to ride out the storm. Impacts will be felt across health, the broader economy, education, business, lifestyle and our social fabric.
Regional Australia will continue to drive our Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. So it’s more important than ever that we continue to back our regions through targeted support, delivery critical infrastructure and services, local leadership and decentralisation.
In this presentation Peter Kenyon, Director of Bank of I.D.E.A.S (Initiatives for the Development of Enterprising Action and Strategies) identifies reasons for small town demise, but primarily focus on the importance of small town reinvention and through storytelling, share and elaborate the four key building blocks essential for revival; namely community mindset, local leadership, healthy community building practices and key economic development behaviours.
Webinar 31 speakers:
- Kate Charters, Chair, SEGRA
- Robert Prestipino, Principal, Vital Places
- Peter Kenyon, Director, Bank of I.D.E.A.S.
To watch the webinar, please click here.