Regions Rising NT | February 2020

Regions in Transition

Regional Australia is changing, and with this transformation comes boundless opportunities to rethink what regional Australian means. Change is also bringing many challenges for our regions with population growth and jobs high on the agenda.

On Thursday 20 February 2020, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will head to the Northern Territory (NT) for Regions Rising NT – part of our national roadshow where we use our evidence based research to present the facts, we bring key regional stakeholders together, and we work to change the narrative of regional Australia.

Recently NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner spoke about breaking the Northern Territory economy out of its boom-and-bust cycle – by creating jobs in the services sector – consistent, permanent and ongoing jobs.

The RAI is delighted Mr Gunner will be the keynote speaker at Regions Rising NT, where he will share his vision for the future of the Territory and critical transition that is underway.

The Territory is famous of thinking differently and campaigns like “Boundless Possible’’ provide the hope and vitality that supports a transformation as stated:

“To be a Territorian is to understand we’re not bound by tradition, we grow from tradition. It’s caring more about where someone is going…than where they’re from. And above all else, it’s knowing as we walk the road less travelled, together we’ll create our boundless possible.”

Join DIH General Manager and Expert in Residence Emma Nesbitt, as she joins an esteemed panel of speakers who will delve into the key drivers that underpin social and economic transitions, such as employment, infrastructure, health, education and cultural vitality. Be part of the conversation that supports a new kind of future of regional NT.

Other speakers include:

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA

Chief Minister

Liz Ritchie

Regional Australia Institute

Tim Saul

Head of NBN™ local SA/NT
Corporate Affairs

Paul Mertin

State Manager SA/NT
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Sandra Henderson

Director NT Office
Department of Foreign
Affairs & Trade

Keld Knudsen

Director for NT & Exploration
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

Emma Nesbitt

General Manager &
Expert in Residence
Darwin Innovation Hub

Shyla Vohra

Migration Director
Regional Australia Institute

Steve Edgington

Barkly Regional Council

Tim Hallam

Executive Director Origination
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility