Griffith will shine on 27 August when Griffith City Council hosts the “2021 Daily Telegraph Bush Summit”, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian in attendance.
Council is working closely with organisers on the agenda providing a rare opportunity to discuss matters important to our community such as Housing, Water, Investment, Agriculture, Export and the drought.
Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi said as host city of the event, Griffith was set to benefit in a range of ways.
“The publicity and exposure that an event such as this gives our City is invaluable. This one day summit showcases the opportunities for businesses and families to realise their potential by moving to a rural or regional centre like ours,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“This will be a golden opportunity to share with our political leaders exactly what issues we are facing, and to showcase our large export industry to a wide audience – this is not just a coup for Griffith, but the surrounding and outlying Local Government Areas.”
Housing Minister, Melinda Pavey will be in attendance giving Council a rare opportunity to speak frankly about the housing crisis, which is a challenge being faced by most regional centres in Australia.
“Council has been working toward finding solutions for the housing issues, including developing the 2019 Housing Strategy and the $12M partnership with the State and Argyle Housing to provide 20 affordable housing dwellings and 42 build ready lots for new homes,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“Being able to meet with Ms Pavey in person gives us an opportunity to discuss the need for not only affordable housing, but more social housing projects to help address the increasing housing crisis we face.”
The inaugural summit was held in Dubbo in 2019, with Cooma hosting the 2020 event. Numerous political leaders presented at last year’s event including the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, the Premier, and several Ministers both State and Federal, with several business leaders presenting.