Thursday, 17 September, 2020

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Australia’s metropolitan capital cities face escalating population growth that presents significant challenges for urban planning and sustainable development. Increasingly, the focus is turning to our major regional cities to better understand their economic and social contribution and to develop strategies for growth. 

The Gateway Cities Webinar Series brings together thought leaders across academia, all levels of government, and the private sector to examine the opportunities for the Gateway Cities of Wollongong, Newcastle and Geelong.

The 2020 series comprises:

Gateway Cities: Population Post Covid-19  |  Watch the webinar
What does the data say about the attractions of the Gateway Cities in a post-COVID world compared to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane? The second webinar was hosted by HRF Centre and the University of Newcastle on 20 October. 


The Future of Work - Who, How and Where
ues. 24 November - 11am-12noon | Hosted by the University of Wollongong
Join us to discuss the jobs of the future, employment pathways and the ability to work from anywhere. Register now

How supply chains are contributing to the growth of our regions
The first webinar was hosted by Deakin University on 22 September. Watch it now

The Gateway Cities Alliance works together to provide a collaborative and collective approach to ease population pressures on Australia’s Gateway cities. The shared and unique characteristics and strategic assets of the cities of Wollongong, Newcastle and Geelong can be deployed to maximise national economic growth, regional resilience and job creation for Australia’s long-term settlement strategy.

Australia’s Gateway Cities share the following characteristics: geographically well-defined jurisdictions that are predominantly urban while still allowing for a significant agricultural economic base. Gateway Cities also undertake significant public administration and public policy functions, which may have a direct impact on the governance and well-being of the nation in addition to the relevant Capital City.