Nambucca Heads 26-28 April 2017

The Organisers are excited to announce that the location for the Building Regional Australia Summit is Nambucca Heads on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales. This area has been chosen as it is exactly halfway between Sydney and Brisbane and readily accessible from the northern half of the state, the Hunter Valley and the entire north coast.  Regular and frequent air services from Coffs Harbour allow easy access if driving is not practical.

The Summit will be held from the 26-28 April 2017 and decision makers from around New South Wales will gather to examine a number of major issues facing country and regional areas to create a platform to draw attention to non-metropolitan, country, coastal and regional Australia – the engine room of the nation.

The theme for the Summit is Setting the Agenda for Jobs, Growth and Prosperity and is designed to bring together communities to listen to experts in various fields, who will provide information on how to access new markets in the digital age and learn how agriculture can be the powerhouse to provide new prosperity in country and regional New South Wales.


Day 1: Welcome networking function

Day 2: A full day of keynote addresses by community business and regional development specialist together with bus tours showing amazing examples of how successful businesses can be developed in small communities.   This will be followed by a Gala dinner in the evening.
Day 3: The conference will continue with many speakers, a number addressing how you can acquire better publicity to sell your message.    The conference concludes at 3.00 to allow journeys home to occur.


“It is a great opportunity for communities and businesses alike to create ties to build working relationships into the future,” CEO Peter Bailey says. “By coming together in a centrally located country city, the people involved in growing our great nation can crowd-source ideas from each other, show innovative new practices and implement what they learn.”

Media questions regarding the Summit, please call CEO, Peter Bailey, 02 67715633 or 0428 724 790.


How to register for the Building Regional Australia Summit

Our preferred method of booking is through our online registration form which can be accessed by simply clicking on Register Now below.

Alternatively, download our registration form by clicking on Download Registration form below and using one of the following payment methods:

  1. Bank Transfer – pay via Direct Debit (EFT). Please contact us and we will send an invoice with direct debit details OR
  2. Cheque – please mail your cheque to FRDL

PO Box 659 Armidale NSW 2350

There are three networking functions where it would be suitable to bring a partner or other members of your organisation to meet and exchange information in a congenial, relaxed atmosphere.

Tickets for networking functions can be purchased separately to full registration

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Wednesday 26 April

Welcome function

To be held at the Nambucca Surf Club, this casual function will consist of drinks and snacks. Dinner is not included. Single tickets can be purchased for this event, please go to Registration for more information.


Thursday 27 April the Gala Dinner

Will be held at the Nambucca Golf Club. A bus will pick delegates up from several drop points in Nambucca to take them to the function that is set in picturesque surroundings alongside the Nambucca River. Get your taste buds ready for a phenomenal meal reflecting the best the coast has to offer. This two-course meal will include drinks and will be a great opportunity to reflect with fellow delegates and speakers on the day’s addresses.

Dress code is semi-formal.  Single tickets can be purchased for this event, please go to Registration for more information.

Function 3 Friday 27 April: Breakfast at a surprise venue

Single tickets can be purchased for this event, please go to Registration for more information.

Event Speakers

Professor James Rowe
Elizabeth McGregor
Brian Gould
John Lloyd
Anthony Fox
Anthony Fox
Laura Carr
Laura Carr
Terry Rawnsley
Terry Rawnsley
Michael Toby
Michael Toby
Rob Hall
Wayne Lowe
Wayne Lowe
Darren Schaefer
Andrew McCann CEO of nucleo - Regionally based full service Marketing Agency
Andrew McCann
Chris Saunders
Christopher Saunders

Contact us

Jenny Bailey

Summit Manager | Building Regional Australia Summit

PO Box 659

Armidale NSW 2350

P: 02 6771 4422 or 0427-723257



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