Terry Rawnsley presents at 2017 Building Regional Australia Summit

Terry Rawnsley, Principal and Partner, spoke at the Building Regional Australia Summit at Nambucca Heads last week. His presentation titled Infrastructure. Is it just a sugar hit? focused on ad hoc infrastructure investments made without coordination. He called for a National Economic & Population Plan which would guide development in Regional Australia:

  • Acknowledge that not all centres need to grow and provide appropriate strategies for declining centres.
  • Use fast transport to link together major centres within two hours of capital cities to create a European style settlement pattern.
  • Each major centre should provide a hub for their hinterlands, which would focus on health, education, government and cultural services.
  • Centres outside of this radius would need to focus on existing strengths (Lifestyle, Mining, Specialised Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism).

View Terry's presentation.