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Rural Summit 2015



Standing out from the flock

The theme for the 2015 annual Rural Summit, which was held in Halls Gap from 15 to 17 April, was Standing out from the flock: is difference the key to success in rural communities?

The Rural Summit, hosted by the Northern Grampians Shire Council, attracted more than 150 delegates from Victorian councils as well as business and government representatives.

The 2015 program featured presentations that addressed local government and rural community issues including harnessing entrepreneurialism and innovation, building momentum for a youth led rural renaissance and celebrating diversity. National and international keynote speakers presented their different perspectives on priorities for thriving communities.

This year’s keynote speakers included Sir Bob Parker, the former Mayor of Christchurch City, New Zealand and SBS’s Matthew Evans, Tasmanian ‘gourmet farmer’ and local food advocate.



A selection of the presentations from 2015 Rural Summit are now available, including the Breakout Sessions.


Rural Councils Victoria would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors for their support of this event.


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