Future of the Gascoyne

Future of the Gascoyne

WA
Nov 5
Join CEDA, Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Terry Redman MLA, Minister for Water, Hon. Mia Davies MLA, and a fantastic line-up of speakers in the beautiful Gascoyne region as we discuss opportunities to grow the region's industries to strengthen the local economy.

Speakers

Tony Beard, Chairman, Gascoyne Development Commission
Hon. Terry Redman MLA, WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands;, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the Nationals WA
Ben Roberts, Co-Chairman, Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
Hon. Mia Davies MLA, WA Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

Event overview

Of Western Australia’s nine regions, the Gascoyne has the lowest population in terms of both quantity and density, being home to less than 10,000 residents; 6,150 of whom reside in Carnarvon. How can local communities be expanded and invigorated?

While the Gascoyne’s economy has traditionally been underpinned by tourism to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast and Shark Bay areas as well as the horticulture and agricultural industries, mining is playing an increasingly important role. There is potential to expand these industries even further, but how can the region capitalise on these opportunities?

Session themes and speakers

Meet the speakers

Tony Beard
Chairman, Gascoyne Development Commission

Hon. Terry Redman MLA
WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands;, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the Nationals WA

Ben Roberts
Co-Chairman, Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

Hon. Mia Davies MLA
WA Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

Marnie Finlayson
General Manager, Operations, Dampier Salt

Craig Julian
General Manager, Non Interconnected Systems, Horizon Power

Bruce Munro
President, Carnarvon Growers Association

Tony Pickworth
Executive General Manager, Brand and Tourism, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

Kristan Pinner
Vice President, Carnarvon Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Digby Stretch
Vice President and Livestock Chairman, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia

Jack Archer
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute

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