Sustainable Sunraysia, fact or fiction?

The issues challenging the sustainability of the Sunraysia region will be the topic of conversation at the launch of La Trobe University’s Sustainable Sunraysia Colloquium on Wednesday April 20.  

Trees and CreekThe Colloquium will be launched by Damien Drum, Deputy Leader of the Victorian Nationals and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development at the University’s Mildura Campus on Deakin Avenue.



Launch details

Where: 29 Deakin Avenue, Mildura
When: Wednesday April 20, 4.00pm

The launch is the first in a schedule of three events hosted by the Colloquium and aims to promote multi-disciplinary discussion that will foster a greater understanding of sustainability related issues and there influence on rural and regional development.

Established by La Trobe’s Regional School of Business, the Colloquium will provide constructive contributions to the knowledge of future planning, policy development and public debate in the region according to the Coordinator and Lecturer Larry O’Connor.

 ‘La Trobe has stated it commitment to operating sustainably and ethically in its Vision 2015 Strategic Plan and the Colloquium is an opportunity to share knowledge we have gathered with local communities and business as well as learn from their experiences.’

Anne Mansell, CEO of the Mildura Development Corporation spoke of the importance of keeping regional development and sustainability in the minds of the community,

‘I look forward to the information that the Colloquium will provide regarding future possibilities and I thank La Trobe University for initiating this important avenue for discussion,’ she said.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) Professor Carol Adams emphasized the importance the University attached to facilitating the discussion of sustainability issues, ‘Finding multi-disciplinary solutions to the pressing issues of sustainability will help us develop responsible leadership in a world running out of resources.  It is vital for both the University and the community to have a strong voice on these issues that is why colloquiums such as these are crucial.’

The Colloquium will then hold two follow up events on May 19 and August 18 this year, more information on the Colloquium and future events is available at

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For more information or to arrange and interview please contact:

Rebecca Wells
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