Sea Change 2007 CONFERENCE
When: Monday 20 August to Wednesday 22 August
Where: Surfair Conference Centre, 923 David Lowe Way, Marcoola, Qld
This national conference being organised by the National Sea Change Taskforce will be attended by representatives of State and Federal governments, coastal councils, research organisations and the private sector. It will explore strategies to deal with the impact of rapid population growth along the coast.
Speakers at the event include:
Minister for Environment and Water Resources, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Minister for Ageing, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Simon Crean MP
Shadow Minister for Ageing, Senator Jan McLucas.
Current 'sea change' growth data
The conference will present data on the most recent growth rates in coastal areas drawn from the 2006 census. The presentation will be made by Andrew Howe, Senior Demographer in the ABS Regional Population Unit and will include an outline of the demographic profile of coastal Australia's population.
Cost of Growth Study
One of the conference sessions will present the findings of a study into the cost of 'sea change' migration conducted by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research. The study will compare the costs and revenue associated with rapid population growth on the Sunshine Coast.
Holiday population peaks
This session will present the findings of research into the impact of population fluctuations on coastal communities. The research has been carried out by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment to assess the impact of non-resident populations, including tourists and owners of holiday houses, on coastal communities.