On Monday 7 September 2020, SEMMA CEO Vonda Fenwick appeared on “The Conversation Hour” discussing manufacturing and decentralisation. Listen in or skip to time-frame 48:37.

Also featuring Paul Kearsley from City of Greater Dandenong (42:07), highlighting Dandenong as the capital of South-East Melbourne.

TOPIC: Decentralisation, regional growth and development post COVID-19. Aired on Monday 7 September 2020.


Description from ABC website:

“Governments have been saying for years that our reliance on Melbourne needs to shift, and that we need to build centres outside the CBD. Whether it’s decentralisation, regionalisation, or polycentrism — how do we shift people and focus away from the city?

Richelle and Warwick are joined by:

CEO of the Committee for Ballarat – Michael Poulton

CEO of the Committee for Geelong – Jen Cromarty

City of Greater Dandenong director of business, engineering and major projects – Paul Kearsley

CEO of the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance – Vonda Fenwick.”

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