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Regions Rising - Mount Gambier

Regions Rising - Mount Gambier


Regions Rising presents the RAI’s research to support development and investment into regional Australia.

The RAI will be launching our next body of research, Building the Good Life: Foundations of regional Housing. The report aims to help policymakers, industry and regional leaders established place-based initiatives rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to address the current housing pressures being felt in many regions.

RAI Chief Economist Dr Kim Houghton and the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Clare Scriven MLC will both deliver keynote addresses and will be joined by panelists who will present case studies of regional housing solutions and regionalisation.  

This is a virtual event with online tickets.

Thanks to our national event sponsors Nutrien Ag Solutions and nbn co. for their generous support.

Please note that this event is happening in ACST time as presenters are located in SA. This is a half hour behind AEST time.


 The Hon Clare Scriven - Minister for Regional Development

 Kim Houghton - RAI Chief Economist 

 Kelly-Anne Saffin - Chief Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North

 Anne Champness - CEO, Tatiara District Council 

 Matthew Woodward - CEO, Unity Housing

 Robyn Verrall - Co-Founder and Director, Kere to Country

 David Wheaton - Chief Executive, Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast 

 Vicki Quinn - Branch Manager/Residential Sales, SAL Real Estate  

Regions Rising 2022 South Australia Program 




10.00 am

5 mins

Welcome, Housekeeping and Acknowledgement to Country – MC David Wheaton, CEO, RDA Limestone Coast

10.05 am

20 mins

RAI Address – Kim Houghton, Chief Economist

Building the Good Life: Foundations of regional Housing

10.25 am

10 mins


10.35 am

20 mins

Keynote Address – The Hon. Clare Scriven MLC, Minister for Regional Development

10:55 am

10 mins


11.05 am

70 mins

Regional Housing Solutions and Regionalisation Panel session



Speaker 1 – Anne Champness, CEO Tatiara District Council



Speaker 2 – Matthew Woodward, CEO, Unity Housing 



Speaker 3 – Robyn Verrall, Co-Founder and Director, Kere to Country



Speaker 4 – Kelly-Anne Saffin, RDA Yorke and Mid-North






Closing Remarks - Vicki Quinn, SAL Real Estate


Cancellation Policy 

Regions Rising has the following terms and conditions:

There will be no refunds issued for live-stream tickets.

Please contact the RAI directly if you have any questions or concerns: [email protected] 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022
10:00 am to 12:30 pm