The 2018 South Australian Regional Development Conference was held in Kadina SA on 7 and 8 June. The conference was attended by over 130 people and was supported by a range of organisations.
Building people’s connection to a place is part of what is needed to inspire them to value and protect it. For many people, the connection to Wara Wayingga – Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve – is already well established.
Access to work, education, recreation and public transport is something most of us take for granted. Inclusion in community events and civic engagement is a right the majority can exercise with ease. This is not the experience of many Australians living with disability.
The Victorian Government has established ambitious targets for renewable energy generation of 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. Wind farms will be a key form of renewable energy infrastructure that will help meet these targets.
With increasing population pressures, climate change, affordability concerns, a greater move to the share-economy, disruptive technologies and a push to rethink the role of planning regulation, PIA Victoria seized the moment with its inaugural symposium “Doing it Differently: Rethinking Planning”.
The population of peri-urban Adelaide Plains Council (previously known as District Council of Mallala) is expected to double over the next 20 years through new residential development at Two Wells. The Council faces the significant challenge of establishing infrastructure and services for this new development, while also meeting the requirements of its established community. Resources are […]
The Latrobe Valley is facing a challenging economic transition. In order to stimulate jobs and grow businesses, the Victorian Government introduced an Economic Growth Zone in the Latrobe Valley in November 2016. A number of financial incentives are being offered to encourage expansion of existing local business and attract new economic activity. In addition, the […]
Green Industries SA (formerly Zero Waste) estimates that the circular economy could deliver 25,700 South Australian jobs by 2030. A circular economy is restorative by design, keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility and value as long as possible. This approach contrasts with the traditional linear economic system of take, make, use and dispose. […]
More than 130 people heard from a diverse range of engaging experts at our breakfast seminar held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre yesterday. Steve Dunn, Acting CEO of the Victorian Planning Authority, summarised the key elements of the established infrastructure contributions system in Victoria and how it is applied to key urban renewal sites, including […]
In any strategic planning process it is important to listen to a diverse range of opinions in order to build consensus about where we are headed. This type of engagement also embraces some of the key elements of successful strategic planning including: Pulling together a diverse, yet relevant group of people, allowing time for big-picture […]