1. Gordon McNeil
    May 8, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

    I just checked http://www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au/planning-and-development-news and couldn’t find a reference to the think tank.

    Can you please provide further information on the event.




    • RAI Admin
      May 18, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

      Hi Gordon,

      Jack Archer, Deputy CEO of the Regional Australia Institute, was part of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council Planning Scheme Brains Trust. The Brains Trust were brought together as part of the development of the new town plan to provide honest and critical feedback to the Council and bring new approaches to the local opportunities and challenges.

      The ageing population was one of the core topics that was discussed by the Brains Trust along with flooding, economic diversity, agricultural diversity and local infrastructure. Identifying ageing along with these issues that are core to regional development shows the importance that is placed on successfully working with the ageing population.