Speaking for the Region

Maximising opportunities for the Hunter through a unified voice

The September 2018 release of The Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036  https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/~/media/Files/DPE/Plans-and-policies/greater-newcastle-metropolitan-plan-2018.ashx reminds us that communities prosper when a strategic approach to planning and a shared vision incorporates all tiers of government, business, industry and community.

Building on the experience of other cities around the world, including Bilbao, Spain, Portland, USA, Halifax, Canada and Cardiff, Wales, the plan envisions Newcastle and the Hunter as a globally significant, dynamic, entrepreneurial, desirable and national leader in the new economy.

The Committee for the Hunter was established to maximise opportunities for the Hunter through a unified voice.

Newcastle Institute will host a forum on the The Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036 and the Committee for the Hunter.

Speakers include:

Richard Anicich AM– Chair of the Committee for the Hunter – ‘Challenges and Opportunities in a unified voice’

Prof Will Rifkin– Director, Hunter Research Foundation Centre, Uni of Newcastle, member of Committee for the Hunter – ‘Lessons from around the world’

Anna Chubb– Director, Strategy and Asset Management – Hunter Development Corporation – ‘2036 vision’

Brad Webb– CEO Samaritans – ‘The importance of social capital – the role of NGOs’

Questions to be submitted via Facebook and our website. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the floor.

Open to the Public – All welcome

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