AIUS NSW Seminar
Decentralisation – Flogging A Dead Horse?
Jim Colman, Architect, Planner, Author and University Lecturer
Dr Glen Searle, Honorary Associate Professor of Planning at the Universities of Sydney and Queensland
From the very beginning of the British occupation of Australia the population has been concentrated in the first settlements: Sydney, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne…The vast and comparatively dry interior has never been conducive to substantial urban settlement, except where irrigation has been possible or mining has provided the economic base, most notably at Ballarat and Bendigo, Broken Hill, Queenstown, Kalgoorlie and Mt Isa. Our speakers will touch on 20th century efforts by governments to break the capital city dominance and assess the likelihood of the pattern changing.
This debate is given added impetus by the Federal Government’s proposals to send new immigrants to regional centres. How can they be sustained by flagging regional economies?
Wednesday, 25th September 2019
5.00-6.30pm, followed by refreshments
Bartier Perry, level 10, 77 Castlereagh St Sydney
Thanks to Bartier Perry for sponsoring our upcoming Seminar.
The International Cities, Town Centres and Communities (ICTC) Society invites you to join them at the 19th ICTC Conference - Transformative Cities, to be held at The Ville Resort, Townsville, North Queensland from 23 to 25 October 2019.
AIUS NSW Members are invited to register at the discounted ICTC Member rate, saving $100. Use the discount code: AIUS19
Register at: www.ictcsociety.org/2019
About AIUS NSW
We are the Australian Institute of Urban Studies NSW (AIUS NSW) which is an independent not-for-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of urban affairs.