Regional Cooperation and Development Forum – Benefits of local and regional infrastructure investment

This year's Regional Cooperation and Development Forum will be held on Sunday 14 June in Canberra and will include the launch of the 2015-16 State of the Regions Report.

The Forum and State of the Regions report will examine the critical role played by our regional infrastructure assets and models the productivity benefits from strategic investment in a range of asset classes. The program for the Forum features a session run by senior officials from the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, focussing on how to maximise grant outcomes, including feedback from the first round of applications for the Stronger Regions Fund and Bridges Renewal Programs. An afternoon panel discussion will examine the role of Regional Cities in regional economic development. The Chair of Economic Development Australia, Mr Mark Holdsworth will present on the diverse work of EDA with a focus on local government.

More information and to register to attend the Regional Forum can be found here.