Hume regional leaders gather to review progress and look forward
Published: 25th September 2012
RDA Hume (Victoria) co-hosted the Hume Strategy Regional Leadership Gathering in Wangaratta on 10 September 2012.
Over 200 regional leaders from business, community and Government came together for the event that saw RDA Hume as a major funding partner along with the Hume Regional Management Forum and the Hume Region Local Government Network.
A key focus for the gathering was to provide participants with an update on progress of the Hume Strategy for Sustainable Communities 2010-2020 (Hume Strategy) regional plan, which was supported by the launch and distribution of the State of the Hume Region 2010-2012 progress report on Hume Strategy implementation.
The Hume Strategy is an important tool that is being used by a broad range of stakeholders to support collaborative action, increase regional competitiveness and secure future investment for the region.
The leadership gathering included presentations by experts from the environment, communities, economy, transport and land use sectors who encouraged the audience to think in a strategic way about future opportunities for the region.
Presenters, together with highly regarded local business leader Adam Furphy, formed a panel for an interactive question and answer forum with the audience that was facilitated by well known journalist and television presenter, Peter Couchman.
An expo display at the gathering highlighted cross Government activity and progress on priority projects, and enabled participants to hold informal discussions with senior officers from local and State Government.
A number of RDA Hume committee members participated in the event and RDA Hume Chair Mark Byatt played a hosting role introducing the keynote speaker, prominent futurist Peter Ellyard.
To access The State of the Hume Region 2010-2012 report, which describes achievements during the first two years of the Hume Strategy implementation, visit the RDA Hume website.
For more information, visit the RDA Hume website.