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Showcase your Shire by hosting the 2018 Rural Summit

Interested in hosting the 2018 RCV Rural Summit? Then we want to hear from you.

Rural Councils Victoria is seeking Expressions of Interest from member Councils wanting to showcase their Shire by hosting the 2018 Rural Summit.

About the Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) Rural Summit

The Rural Councils Victoria Rural Summit is RCV’s key annual event. It provides a forum for councillors and officers, local business and industry leaders, economic and community development practitioners, academics and education providers, relevant decision makers and anyone passionate about rural prosperity to examine the unique and diverse challenges faced by rural municipalities. It is also viewed as an important networking event by RCV’s members.

The purpose of the RCV Rural Summit is to contribute to equipping rural councils, leaders and residents of rural communities with the necessary information, skills and capacity to respond positively to ever changing environments, and the Rural Summit program should reflect this purpose.

Throughout the Summit, delegates are encouraged to engage with new people, share ideas, relate learnings to and from their own rural lives and develop actions based on these learnings. It is also a key annual opportunity to inform the future direction, priorities and projects of RCV.

It is crucial to the success of the RCV Rural Summit that delegates take their learnings and experiences from the Summit back to benefit their councils and communities.

As well as a unique learning and information sharing experience, the Rural Summit should be inspirational and fun for delegates!

Benefits of Hosting the Rural Summit

The host town/ municipality will be allocated funding from the RCV program to deliver the event. In addition, Council will also receive the funds from ticket sales to put towards event costs, and may (with RCV approval) seek local sponsorship or in-kind support for other components/costs associated with the event.

Previous RCV Rural Summits in Nhill, Halls Gap and Marysville have been wonderful events and a great showcase of our member Councils.

Applications must be received no later than 5pm Wednesday 5 July 2017 for review by the RCV Committee at their monthly meeting on 14 July 2017.

Download your EOI Kit here

For more information contact the Rural Councils Victoria Secretariat:

P: 02 6071 5100
M: 0477 728 463
E: secretariat@ruralcouncilsvictoria.org.au

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