Success stories give insight into OUR PLACE – Country Town Living 2025

December 15, 2009

The OUR PLACE – Country Town Living 2025 Foum will be held in Bingara on February 24 and 25, 2010. It will be an opportunity to hear from leading speakers about the prospects for our communities.

It will also be an opportunity to hear of some examples of projects that have already “scored goals” for country towns. A panel of four speakers have been invited to make short presentations on the afternoon of Wednesday February 24 about their particular area of success.

The first will be Councillor Sue Price, Deputy Mayor of Moree Plains Shire who will tell of Mungindi’s changes of style and outlook from some dynamic ideas.

Second presenter will be Rod Smith from Gwydir Shire Council. Rod has had the role of securing the $3 Million grants for the three Trade Training Centres being constructed within Gwydir Shire.

Third presenter will be Sandy McNaughton the Manager of the Roxy Theatre Complex in Bingara. Sandy has been instrumental not only in attracting some big name performers like John Wood, Paul Hogan and  Shane Jacobson to the Roxy but  also in gaining a series of grants to see the Roxy Restaurant restored as an iconic Greek Cafe and house a Conference Centre, Museum and Hospitality Training kitchen all within the complex.

Fourthly Bill Mabey the regional tourist development officer with NSW Department of Industry and Investment will bring his many years of experience in tourism development to the Forum and predict where that industry can impact on the economies of country towns.

For more information about this exciting Forum contact Vision 20/20 Secretary, Rick Hutton on 0428 255 380.

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