Category Archives: Inventing the Future

Super Towns Named

I read this morning that the first round of Super Towns have been identified and named by Brendon Grylls for WA from an article in the West Australian.  They are: Katanning Collie Esperance Northam Jurien Bay Morawa Boddington Manjimup Margaret … Continue reading

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Super Town Update… Some Progress

Back in February I mentioned the Leader of the National Party here in WA – Brendon Grylls proposing the focus on development of Super Towns as a possible policy to aid in the appropriate expansion of country towns on the … Continue reading

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Super Towns – Planning For the Future

As a follow up to my last post about the recent CEDA event on Population Dispersal and Sustainability I had a few additional thoughts and observations on Brendon Grylls’ ‘Super Towns’ idea (as noted in the West Australian)… There are … Continue reading

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Regional Population Growth and Challenges

Have you had one of those weeks where everything just happens at once?  Well I’m in the midst of it at the moment… Part of the reason is that I’ve just come back from chairing the first CEDA event in … Continue reading

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More of the West’s 2020 Vision

With the absence of any further ‘free’ daily newspapers appearing at home I have not been on top of the progress of the West Australian’s 2020 series – I made a start a few posts ago however there has been … Continue reading

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Planning for our Future

I set up this blog as a mechanism to put down some of my thoughts, opinions, and observations about planning for the future of Western Australia.  So far I’ve covered a variety of issues, however it all comes down to … Continue reading

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The Australia 2050 Project – Book Launch

I had the fortune of being invited to the Perth launch of Brian Haratsis‘ book ‘Australia 2050 – Big Australia?‘ on Friday.  This has been a project that he has been researching and working on for a good while and … Continue reading

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Infrastructure for the Future

Now is the time to invest in the state’s future – we need to develop and deliver the infrastructure for the next half century – but someone has to pay for it… that’s usually the tax payer at the end … Continue reading

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The True Value of Water

Following on from a very engaging CEDA event “The True Value of Water” that I attended back in August, and some comments that I have noted about the public disquiet about the increasing costs of utilities, this news article from … Continue reading

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CEDA – Inventing the Future Shaping WA 2010 – 2050

Much of the impetus for this blog has come from my involvement with the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) here in WA – and the meetings, discussions, and events that I have had been part of.  After … Continue reading

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