Halls Gap to host Rural Councils Victoria 2015 Rural Summit
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HALLS Gap is gearing up to host the Rural Councils Victoria 2015 Rural Summit.
It is the second year in a row the summit will be in the Wimmera, after last year’s summit was in Nhill.
Northern Grampians Mayor Murray Emerson said he was delighted the summit would be in the shire.
‘‘About 80 council representatives from throughout the state will be coming, along with a heap of other staff,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a great time to promote our area and it’s also good from a local government point of view as a place where we can network.
‘‘From a local government point of view, it’s about exchanging ideas, seeing how other people do things and comparing how we do it.’’
Cr Emerson said the summit would provide an economic boost to Halls Gap and other towns in the shire.
‘‘Motels will be booked out, restaurants will be busy,’’ he said.
‘‘The idea is that the summit is shared around Victoria and each area gets an opportunity to run it.’’
Rural Councils Victoria chairman and Hindmarsh councillor Rob Gersch said the event would gather visitors from across the state to learn from each other.
He said it would also feature international and Australian keynote speakers.
‘‘The rural summit is hosted annually and brings many side benefits for the host community, in addition to what the delegates get from the program and take back to implement in their communities,’’ he said.
Cr Gersch said this year’s theme was ‘Standing out from the flock: is difference the key to success in rural communities?’.
It will feature presentations that address local government and rural community issues, including harnessing entrepreneurialism and innovation, building momentum for a youth-led rural renaissance and celebrating diversity.
‘‘We are delighted to have two great innovators and thought leaders – Sir Bob Parker, the former mayor of Christchurch City, New Zealand, and SBS’s Matthew Evans – Tasmanian ‘gourmet farmer’ and local food advocate – sharing their very different perspectives on priorities for thriving communities,’’ Cr Gersch said.
‘‘The full program will be released in the next few weeks and includes more influential speakers, as well as Victorian councils showcasing their solutions to shared hurdles.’
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