Development Officers Forum-Presentations

Wednesday 19 February 2014

A well attended RDA Riverina Development Officers Forum was held on Wednesday 19th February 2014, at the Lake Cowal Conservation Centre in West Wyalong. 

To view information from the presentations, please see the list below

Professor Jim Pratley (CSU). Provided and overview of his report  Review into Agricultural Education and Training in NSW  to the Forum. To view the summary report please Click Here .

The Government response to his report is also available NSW Government Response . To view the presentation made by Jim Pratley  to the Forum please Click Here

Dr Jacki Schirmer (University of Canberra). Provided a brief outline of some initial results on "The Regional Wellbeing Survey". Dr Schirmer will be at the May Development Officers Forum to provide informations on the final results. To view more information on the Survey please visit

Lilian Parker, (Local Land Services Riverina), updated the forum on the newly formed Local Land Services Riverina. For more information please visit

Malcolm Carnegie, (Lake Cowal  Foundation), provided an overview of the work of the Lake Cowal Foundation and the role of the Lake Cowal Conservation Centre. For more information about the Foundation and Centre please visit Tours of the Barrick Cowal Mine can also be arranged throught the Centre.

Neil Pokoney, Mayor (Bland Shire Council), provided information on the issues and programs currently happening in the Bland Shire. For more information on the Bland Shire please visit

The Forum commenced with a tour of the Barrick Cowal Gold Mine. Details about the mine are available at

The next RDA Riverina Development Officers Forum will be held in Coolamon on May 29, 2014. Should you wish to attend this event or have suggestions for the Agenda please email