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Orange to host Regions Rising NSW

2 November 2023

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will host the NSW component of its national event series, Regions Rising, in Orange on Thursday, 16 November 2023.

Delivering the latest information on the key issues affecting regional communities - including jobs and skills, housing, population, liveability, productivity, innovation, sustainability, and resilience - Regions Rising will bring together industry experts, regional leaders, government, political leaders, academics, and the community sector.

RAI CEO Liz Ritchie will launch RAI’s newest research report Against the Odds: Realising Regional Australia’s Workforce Potential, which provides solutions to help fill the 91,000 roles currently vacant in regional Australia, including recommendations to strengthen the local workforce.

Against the Odds was funded by the Australian Government and State Government partners.

The NSW update will also be provided on the RAI’s Regionalisation Ambition – a 20-target, 10-year framework for regional Australia.

The Hon. Tara Moriarty MLC, Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW will deliver a keynote address.

Event details

   Title:    Regions Rising NSW
   Date:  Thursday, 16 November 2023
   Time:  8:30am – 3:30pm (AEDT)
   Venue:  Banksia Orange, 4929 Mitchell Highway, Orange, NSW, 2800
   Platform:  In person


Regions Rising NSW is possible thanks to national event sponsors NBN Co and Elders, and event partner Inland Rail.

Media are invited to attend and are asked to register with RAI.

For media enquiries contact: 

Regional Australia Institute 
Melinda Hayter
Ph: 0498 373 300
E: [email protected]