July 31, 2019 Angela Scicluna

Regional Capitals Australia Travels to Canberra

This week, a delegation of Regional Capitals Australia Board Members convened in Canberra to meet with federal ministers and members of parliament and discuss the policy positions held by Regional Capitals Australia (RCA).

The delegation met with the following ministers, members of parliament and stakeholders:

  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP
  • Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP
  • Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon Alan Tudge MP
  • Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino MP
  • Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster MP
  • Member for Corangamite Libby Coker MP
  • Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan MP
  • Senior Representatives from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.

Key policy positions put forward to ministers and members of parliament included:

  • Regional Deals;
  • The National Population Plan;
  • Airport, road and rail funding; and
  • Seeking support for promoting the benefits of living in a regional city.

Pictured L-R: Ms Angelique Lush, Director of Development and Planning – City of Ballarat; Mr Peter Thompson, GM – Wagga Wagga City Council; Dr Anne Webster, Member for Mallee, Victoria; Cr Samantha McIntosh – Mayor, City of Ballarat; and Cr Greg Conkey – Mayor, Wagga Wagga City Council.

Top L-R: Cr Greg Conkey – Mayor, Wagga Wagga City Council; Mayor Shane Van Styn – Mayor, City of Greater Geraldton; Cr Tony Herbert, Mayor – Warrnambool City Council; and Mayor Grant Henley, Mayor – City of Busselton​.
Bottom L – R: Cr Margaret Strelow, Mayor – Rockhampton Regional Council; Mr Peter Schneider, CEO, Warrnambool City Council; Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP; Cr Samantha McIntosh, Mayor – City of Ballarat; Ms Angelique Lush, Director of Development and Planning – City of Ballarat; and Mr Peter Thompson, GM – Wagga Wagga City Council.

Top L-R: Cr George Seymour, Mayor – Fraser Coast Regional Council; Mayor Grant Henley, Mayor – City of Busselton; Cr Greg Conkey – Mayor, Wagga Wagga City Council; Mayor Shane Van Styn – Mayor, City of Greater Geraldton.
Bottom L – R: Ms Angelique Lush, Director of Development and Planning – City of Ballarat; Cr Tony Herbert, Mayor – Warrnambool City Council; Cr Samantha McIntosh, Mayor – City of Ballarat; Mr Peter Schneider, CEO, Warrnambool City Council; and Mr Peter Thompson, GM – Wagga Wagga City Council.

Pictured L – R: Cr Tony Herbert, Mayor – Warrnambool City Council; Ms Angelique Lush, Director of Development and Planning – City of Ballarat; Cr Greg Conkey – Mayor, Wagga Wagga City Council; Mayor Grant Henley, Mayor – City of Busselton; Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon. Nola Marino MP; Mr Peter Schneider, CEO, Warrnambool City Council; Cr Samantha McIntosh, Mayor – City of Ballarat; Mayor Shane Van Styn – Mayor, City of Greater Geraldton; and Mr Peter Thompson, GM – Wagga Wagga City Council.

 

RCA Treasurer Cr George Seymour, Mayor – Fraser Coast Regional Council with Member for Corangamite Ms Libby Coker MP

Minister for Indigenous Australians the Hon Ken Wyatt with RCA Deptuy Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn, Mayor – City of Greater Geraldton

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