COMMUNITY BUILDERS LIVE CHATS:
Reinvention of Small Towns
Rural Aid is (virtually) heading to the Wild West, and we want you to join the ride! Rural Aid wants to provide proactive solutions and inspiration for the people who “get stuff done” in rural Australia; we call those people the community builders.
Registrations are filling fast for the popular fourth series of Community Builder Live Chats. These chats follow on from the successful 2020 series and are a must for anyone looking to breathe new life into their region, small town or country community.
Eight weekly instalments will make up the free “Reinvention of Small Towns” series, showcasing towns that have cracked the code of renewing and reinvigorating their country community.
Starting February and running weekly on Thursdays at 4PM, see the below list of upcoming live chat topics and featured towns;
MURAL MAGIC: Painting a positive future
Forget MONA- A living, breathing, art gallery is now the talk of Tasmania.
Find out how to turn country lanes into mural Meccas, through hard work and a keen eye.
SWEET SUCCESS: A small town bakes themselves back into business
Cooking up a plan for your town’s future after a vital industry collapse, is no easy feat.
We’ll hear how a regional biscuit brand, whipped up out of necessity, has become an Aussie staple.
POWER PLAY: Tapping into energy initiatives
Capitalising on available power and energy opportunities could mean a surge in a town’s success.
A Federal MP will detail how to turn a spark of an idea, into an industry.
Indi (electorate), VIC
COUNTRY CROWDS: Turning covid-cancellations into an online opportunity
Covid-19 forced the cancellation of country shows across Australia.
But some regions paraded their produce online instead, and the response has been showstopping- in the best way possible!
VALUE ADDING: Making the most of local produce
A sweet idea, and a sweet tooth, could be all that’s needed to turn an ageing asset into the town’s pride.
Organic confectionary is giving country folk delicious new opportunities.
TOURIST TRAIL: Using architecture to attract visitors
Using trendy buildings as a tourist trail can create a visitor boom in country towns.
Art Deco architecture has allowed regions to step back in time- and take their tourists with them!
The live chats are orchestrated by the talented Lyndsey Douglas and hosted by none other than the brilliant brain that is Peter Kenyon of Bank of Ideas.
Registering once ensures you’re signed up for the whole series.
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