Event Overview

Regional Jobs, Population and Migration in New South Wales

Regional Australia is changing, and with this transformation comes boundless opportunities to rethink what regional Australian means. Change is also bringing many challenges for our regions with regional jobs, population and migration on the agenda in NSW.

Sydney’s outer suburban population could double by 2056, to 7.4 million people, putting enormous pressure on the city’s resources. With supporting policies to maximize education and employment opportunities, as well as job creation initiatives in regional areas alongside increased population growth, a more widely distributed population growth outcome may achieve superior levels on these economic indicators.

Regions Rising NSW is part of the RAI’s national roadshow where we use our evidence based research to present the facts, we bring key regional stakeholders together, and we work to change the narrative of regional Australia. 

The focus  for this Regions Rising event is on Regional Jobs, Population and Migration in New South Wales with NSW Deputy Premier, The Hon. John Barilaro, sharing his vision for Regional NSW in the keynote address.

DateWednesday 4 December 2019
Time7.00am – 10.40am ADST


Rooms 9 & 10, Level 26, Tower 3,
International Towers Sydney,
300 Barangaroo Avenue,  NSW 2000


The Hon. John Barilaro MP

Deputy Premier; Minister for Regional NSW, Industry &Trade

Gavin Williams (photo)

Gavin Williams

Chief Development Officer, Regional and Remote
NBN co.

John Carvin

John Carvin

State Community Manager, NSW and  ACT
Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

Robert Poole

National Lead Partner Agribusiness

Rachel Whiting

CEO & Director
RDA Riverina

Richard Colbran

NSW Rural Doctors Network

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

Regional Australia Institute

Kim Houghton (photo)

Kim Houghton

Regional Australia Institute

Cr. Col Murray

Tamworth Regional Council

Chris Hanger

Executive Director Regional NSW Group
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

National Series platinum partners

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Sydney Event supporting partner

About the Regional Australia Institute

The RAI is the nation’s first and only independent regional economic think tank specialised in developing and communicating the knowledge, policy and practical solutions required to lift the prosperity of people in regions and Australia overall.


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