Future of the Mid West: Delivering on the Blueprint

Future of the Mid West: Delivering on the Blueprint

WA
Mar 3
CEDA invites you to join media personality and author, Peter FitzSimons, Ministers for Regional Development and Water, Hon. Terry Redman and Hon. Mia Davies, and a wonderful assembly of regional champions in Geraldton as we explore future development opportunities for the Mid West region.

Speakers

Jennifer Kniveton, Coordinator, Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre
Frank Marra, Chief Executive Officer, Landcorp
Hon. Terry Redman MLA, WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands;, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the Nationals WA
Gavin Treasure, Chief Executive Officer, Mid West Development Commission

Event overview

The Mid West was placed on the global map when it became home to half of the revolutionary Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and Geraldton is now part of the Regional Capitals Australia initiative to drive collaborative, well-planned regional communities. There is an opportunity for the Mid West to establish itself as an innovation centre; what are the next steps to realise this goal?

Until recently there was $27 billion worth of projects in the pipeline for the Mid West region, but the scrapping of the Oakajee Port and Rail project and downturn in the resources sector has had an impact.

This event will address questions including:

  • How can the local industrial sector be diversified and strengthened to ensure long-term sustainability and prosperity in the region?
  • Where do future development opportunities lie?

Session themes and speakers

Meet the speakers

Jennifer Kniveton
Coordinator, Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre

Frank Marra
Chief Executive Officer, Landcorp

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

Gavin Treasure
Chief Executive Officer, Mid West Development Commission

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

Paul Italiano
Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid

Megan McCracken
General Manager, Safety, People and Corporate Affairs, Brookfield Rail

Patrick Walker
Executive General Manager of Advocacy and Member Benefits, RAC of WA

Ken Diehm
Treasurer, Regional Capitals Australia;, Chief Executive Officer, City of Greater Geraldton

Professor Carole Jackson
Member of the Australia and New Zealand Square Kilometre Array Coordination Committee; Science Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Curtin University

Andrew Outhwaite
Founder, Pollinators

Patrick Bourke
General Manager, Human Resources and Health, Safety, Environment and Community, Karara Mining

Kingsley Songer
General Manager, 4 Ways Fresh Produce

Erica Starling
Owner and Manager, Indian Ocean Fresh Australia

Andrew Worland
General Manager - Wiluna and Project Development, Toro Energy

Peter Fitzsimons
Columnist, author, motivational speaker and former rugby player

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