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Joint Regional Economic Development and Planning Forum

March 30 @ 9:30 am AEDT

Purpose

The Hunter Joint Organisation convenes two regional forums comprising member Councils, state government agencies and other key regional stakeholder organisations. The objectives of the forums include:

 

Regional Planning Forum

 

  • Facilitate operational alignment and collaborative design, delivery and resourcing of regional land use planning strategies and initiatives
  • Facilitate networking & knowledge sharing between Councils, agencies and other key stakeholders involved in regional planning initiatives
  • Provide a consultative forum to assist the JO represent member Council interests and viewpoints to the various regional committees and networks on which it sits, including (but not limited to) the Hunter Regional Plan Review Steering Committee and Urban Development Program

 

 

Regional Economic Development Forum

 

  • Capture regional expertise and knowledge to identify, design and deliver regional economic development initiatives in areas of shared regional interest
  • Facilitate operational alignment and collaborative design and resourcing between organisations to deliver these initiatives
  • Facilitate ongoing networking, linkages, knowledge and resource sharing between Councils, government agencies and other key stakeholders involved in economic development programs across the region
  • Provide a consultative forum to facilitate input to the Hunter JO, to assist it represent member Council interests and viewpoints to the various regional committees and networks on which it sits as a representative of local government

 

 

Terms of Reference

Regional Planning Forum

Regional Economic Development Forum

 

 

Presentations

SPEAKER PRESENTATION
Katrine O’Flaherty – Manager Local and Regional Planning, DPIE Hunter Regional Plan Review
Sam Harding -Transport Planning Manager – North Region, Transport for NSW Hunter Regional Transport Plan
Kristi Jørgensen – Manager Regional Coordination, Hunter Central Coast Development Corporation Identity, Greater Newcastle Urban Development Program and Catalyst Areas
Elizabeth Lamb – Strategic Planning Coordinator, Port Stephens Council Update – Exploring a Collaborative Approach to Rezoning in the Hunter
Alice Thompson – CEO, Committee for the Hunter Hunter Freight and Supply Chain Taskforce
Boyd Blackwell – Regional Policy & Program Manager, Hunter Joint Organisation Opportunities for regional economic data collation and analysis
Mel Curtis – Regional Policy & Program Manager (Environment), Hunter Joint Organisation Hunter JO Strategic Plan (2022-2026), Disaster Resilience Program, Contaminated Land Program and Cities Power Partnership
Tim Askew – Regional Policy & Program Manager, Hunter Joint Organisation Regional Population Scenario Modelling, Circular Economy / Hunter BioCircular and Shiraz to Shore (Regional Cycle Tourism Masterplan)
Boyd Blackwell – Regional Policy & Program Manager, Hunter Joint Organisation Regional Infrastructure Priority List, Hunter 2050 Foundation, Regional Economic Development and Attraction Strategy and Regional Events Strategy (Accelerating Event Economies)

 

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
9:30 am AEDT