Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference

SEGRA was established in 1997. Its vision is to promote regions and regional issues and to help empower people in regions to define and control their own futures through collaborative, multi-layered and interconnected responses to issues, challenges and opportunities within the places in which we live.

The SEGRA National Steering Committee is hosting its 20th national conference - Nationally Stronger Regions: realising the potential.

SEGRA 2016 is being held in Albany and the Great Southern region of WA, a region with access to rich agricultural assets and a diverse, pristine natural heritage. The focus this year will be on the factors that enable regions to transform their natural assets and drive growth whilst maintaining and retaining the local values of environment and lifestyle.

Action agendas include:

  • Regional policy – Speaking up for Regional Australia
  • Regional leadership - getting things done
  • Diversity, specialisation and creativity – building resilience
  • Sustainability of land, water and community – a sense of place
  • Regional hubs and nodes – improving connectivity
  • Regions as providers of education, health and lifestyle services
  • Attracting investment to regions – finding funding partners
  • Sustainable industries – the regional advantage
  • Maximising Free Trade Agreements – ensuring your region is export ready
  • Aviation, regional economies and trade
  • Innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in regional Australia

For more information please visit:

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.