At its April 2022 meeting the Hunter JO Board resolved to revamp and refocus the activities of its Regional Economic Transition Subcommittee. Now known as the Subcommittee for Economic Evolution, the Committee met for the first time on 17th June.
Membership of the revamped committee include the newly appointed Committee Chair, Mayor Steve Reynolds (Muswellbrook Shire Council), Mayor Sue Moore (Singleton Council), Mayor John Connors (Dungog Shire Council), Mayor Jay Suvaal (Cessnock City Council), Morven Cameron (CEO, Lake Macquarie City Council), Jason Linnane (General Manager Singleton Council) and Fiona Plesman (General Manager Muswellbrook Council).
The primary role of the Subcommittee moving forward, will be to develop and provide a strong and united advocacy voice on agreed core priorities for the place-based economic evolution of the region. This will particularly focus on seeking and influencing Commonwealth and State Government leadership, strategic direction, resources, and action to plan and deliver the work that is needed to achieve this goal, including a focus on the Royalties for Rejuvenation program and Hunter Expert Panel.
Head to our Hunter 2050 project page to see previous work we have done in this space.