March 17, 2016 Regional Capitals Australia

Canberra Delegation Meeting

On March 15 and 16, a delegation from Regional Capitals Australia went to Canberra to meet with a number of federal ministers to discuss Regional Capitals Australia’s policy positions.

In light of recent ministerial changes and indication of new policy announcements for regional Australia and Australian cities, the focus of the meetings highlighted the significant role regional capitals have in both of these areas.

Take a look at our policy positions:

  • Strong regional capitals are fundamental to regional development.
  • Regional capitals are economic gateways central to nation building.
  • Regional capitals will allow Australia to grow sustainably.
  • Regional capitals are at the forefront of international trade opportunity

 

The delegation met with the following stakeholders:

  • Senator the Hon Fiona Nash MP
    Minister for Regional Development, Rural Health and Regional Communications,
  • Office of The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water,
  • Mr Andrew Giles MP
    Lead on Transport and Cities for Australia Labor Party,
  • Ms Melissa Price MP,
  • Senator The Hon Matthew Canavan MP
    Minister for Northern Australia,
  • Office of The Hon Darren Chester MP
    Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and
  • The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

 

Peter Bettess (General Manager of Planning and Tourism, City of Greater Geelong), Cr Rod Kendall (Wagga Wagga City Council), Melissa Price MP (Member for Durack), Mayor Shane Van Styn (City of Greater Geraldton), Cr Peter Long (City of Karratha)
Peter Bettess (General Manager of Planning and Tourism, City of Greater Geelong), Cr Rod Kendall (Wagga Wagga City Council), Senator the Hon Fiona Nash (Minister for Regional Development, Regional Communications and Rural Health), Cr Peter Long (City of Karratha), Mayor Shane Van Styn (City of Greater Geraldton)
Cr Rod Kendall (Wagga Wagga City Council), Mayor Shane Van Styn (City of Greater Geraldton), Senator the Hon Matt Canavan MP (Minister for Northern Australia), Cr Peter Long (City of Karratha), Peter Bettess ((General Manager of Planning and Tourism, City of Greater Geelong)