Cloncurry Shire Council will hold its first Innovation Forum on Monday (November 18), with the aim of helping shape the region’s future with new ideas for development and sustainability.
The idea was sparked in 2018 and, following the monsoonal trough flood event earlier this year, the council has been able to include the forum as part of its Disaster Recovery Plan.
“People in our community have great ideas, they just don’t have the platform to discuss them with like minds and grow them and that is the idea of the Innovation Forum,” Mayor Greg Campbell said.
“We hope by providing people a space to collaborate we can drive new ideas that will lead to a more sustainable Cloncurry.”
The full-day program includes keynote speakers and stakeholders from the area along with representatives from Government.
The day concludes with a think tank session in which delegates can collaborate and grow their ideas.
Delegates will also be able to hear dinner guest speaker Damien Thomlinson, an ex-Commando who served in Afghanistan.
“We’re very honoured to have Damien Thomlinson as our dinner speaker, ” Cr Campbell said. “After the devastating floods earlier this year the theme of community resilience has been a huge driver for us at council, we think his story will resonate with people and inspire them to overcome challenges on the road to success.”
For more information on the Innovation Forum visit https://www.cloncurry.qld.gov.au/community/get-involved/cloncurry-innovation-forum