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Regional Social Impacts of Economic Growth Forum

Cook Lecture Theatre Central Queensland University, Mackay

Hosted by Mackay Whitsunday Regional Managers Coordination Network (RMCN), in conjunction with CQU,

 

Program

 

DAY ONE

Monday  20th August 2007

8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

9.00am

 

Bronwyn Patton - Chairperson, Mackay Whitsunday Regional Mangers Coordination Network

Trevor Davidson - Head of Campus, Central Queensland University

 

 

Welcome to Country

 

 

9.10am

 

Prof. John Rolfe (CQU)

Key Note Presentation 1

Growth in the Coal Industry and Economic and Social Consequences

 

 

Dr Shane Hopkinson (CQU)

 

Key Note Presentation 2

Social Impacts on Mining - A Research Perspective

 

10.10am

Dr Steve Rogerson (CQU)

Building healthy communities through collaborative leadership – a Tasmanian experience

 

10.40am
Morning Tea
 

11.10am

Lindsay Greer (CQU) and David Kraatz (CQLGA)

 

Value adding to regional planning processes - Community Wellbeing

 

Question and Facilitated Discussion
 
12.10am
Lunch
 

1.10pm

FACILITATED PANEL SESSION – a Hypothetical Approach: Building Liveable Communities

Panel Members

  • Department of Housing – Browyn Patton (Area Manager)
  • Queensland Health – Kerry McGovern (District Manager)
  • Education Queensland– Deborah Green (Regional Human Resources Manager)
  • Queensland Local Government Community Servoces Assoc –Jan Kilbourne (President)
  • Regional Economic Development Corporation – Narelle Pearse (CEO)
  • Department of Communities – Frank Gilbert (Regional Executive Director)
  • Community Sector Agency Representative –

 

 

 
Questions and Facilitated Discussion
 

2.25pm

Dr Julaine Allan (Charles Sturt University)

Recruitment and Retention in the Mining Industry: A Family and Community Issue

2.55pm
Afternoon tea
 
3.25pm
Dr Connie Zheng (CQU)
 
Questions and Facilitated Discussion
 
4.15pm
Facilitated Plenary
 

 

 

DAY TWO

Tuesday  21 August  2007.

9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

 

9.00am

 

Shanti Ramanathan (Hunter Valley Research Foundation)

Key Note Presentation

Wellbeing Watch - A Monitor of Health, Wealth and Happiness in the Hunter Region

 

10.00am

 

A/Prof Geoff Woolcock (Griffith University)

Community Capacity - Developing Core Measurers

10.30am

Morning Tea

 

 

11.00am

Phil Ferenczi (Qld Dept of Mines & Energy CQ Region)

Mining Projects and Key Resources Mapping in the WHAM Region

 

Narelle Pearse (Regional Economic Development Corporation)
Question and Facilitated Discussion
 
12.00noon
Lunch
 
1.00pm
Deborah Rae (Mackay Regional Council for Social Development)

Social Investment in Community Services

Conference Paper

 

1.45pm

Peter Dowling (Central Highlands Development Corporation) and The Bowen Basin Mayors Group

 

The challenges of rapid growth and influencing state government

  Andrew McEwen ( Economic Development City of Thuringowa)

Questions and Facilitated Discussion

 

2.45pm

Facilitated Panel and Constructive Dialogue Session

The ideal future lies in a balance between social and economic sustainablity. How do we move forward to attain this?

Panel Participants

  • Mackay City Council– Cr Julia Boyd (Mackay Mayor)
  • Regional Economic Development Corporation – Darryl Camilleri (Chairpersons)
  • Mackay Regional Council for Social Development – Deborah Rae (Community Development Worker)
  • Hunter Valley Research Foundation – Shanthi Ramanathan (Researcher)

 

 

3.45pm
Facilitated Plenary and Close