On Wednesday 9 November Scenic Rim Regional Council hosted the second annual Strategic Leaders Forum in Beaudesert. Attended by over 60 representatives from business, social, cultural, environmental sectors and Council departments, the forum was an action-based hub of learning and sharing.
During the day, presentations and discussions focused on 10 key priorities identified across the Scenic Rim:
- Valuing, protecting, maintaining and restoring the region’s natural assets and ecosystem services;
- Education (formal and informal) on many scales, in many forms and in many locations;
- Proactive engagement with the region’s planning processes;
- Collaboration and solidarity across sectors and communities;
- Non mass passenger transport and mobility across the region;
- Renewable energy;
- Local food security and distribution;
- Water security;
- Local Living Economy;
- Multi-faceted approaches to sustainability.
This year’s forum had strong education and business representation alongside indigenous, environmental and community leadership and discussions included employment and training requirements and opportunities in the region.
Discussion also explored the creation of a sustainability “model for all” that includes planet (ecological sustainability), people (social sustainability), prosperity (economic sustainability) and participation (local governance) to ensure the Scenic Rim is the best of the best when it comes to how we live, work, relax and learn, and the legacy we wish to leave for future generations.
Scenic Rim Regional Council will continue to support the facilitation of discussion again in 2012 when attendees from this year’s forum come together again to report on and showcase how they've incorporated the ten key priorities in their regional activities.