The 80th Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association conference was held at the Cummins Institute Hall on Tuesday 28 February 2017. HDS Australia was pleased to be a sponsor for the conference and was represented by its Managing Director, John Olson and Principal Engineer, Duncan Howie.
The conference was based upon the theme ‘Oh the Places you’ll go’, borrowed from the Dr Seuss book of the same name and aimed to demonstrate to Councils the progression of our sector and the leadership and lasting impression that the actions we take today will have upon our communities into the future.
Delegates enjoyed a variety of speakers, including the Key Note Speaker Amanda Blair, as well as events and entertainment that ensured everyone left energized and ready to take on any future challenges.
John noted that regional freight movement by road and rail, along with security of energy supply, were the two most important infrastructure challenges facing the region. Decreasing population and the need to attract people and new economic investment to the region are significant social imperatives.