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The Love Games – Attracting Metro-Movers to Australia’s Regional Towns

December 13 2021

Australians are increasingly subscribing to the motto, “live where you love.” But what is it that makes a regional town not only liveable, but loveable? And with a record 74,300 regional job vacancies, how do country and coastal towns attract and retain the workforce they need?

On Wednesday, 15 December, 2021 the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will host a panel discussion with key players from local government areas (LGAs) which are experiencing strong population growth.

Tune in to hear how the Surf Coast (VIC) is riding the incoming wave of capital city relocators, with its population expected to grow 40 percent over the next five years. Learn from the success stories and the challenges faced by Moree Plains (NSW) and Douglas (QLD), which have experienced some of the largest annual increases in net regional migration of any LGA across the country.

Event details

Title: Liveability – Live where you love

Date: Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am AEDT

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Cost: Free. Please REGISTER HERE to get your zoom link

RAI Chief Economist and Acting CEO Dr Kim Houghton will moderate this last Regions Rising event of the year, exploring the elements that encourage Australians to #movetomoreNutrien Ag Solutions – which employs 4,000 professionals in rural and regional areas – will provide its insights on the importance of ‘liveability’ in placing its staff in regional locations.

There’ll be a Q&A during the webinar and questions can also be sent in advance to [email protected]

 Media Contact: 
 Dominique Schwartz
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