On Wednesday 17th February 2021 the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee hosted the Inaugural Championing Redlands Coast, Futures Forum. Close to 100 people from attended industry, government, training institutions, social enterprises & schools were in attendance.

The Futures Forum explored what $6b investment in our city, 138 projects and over 12,000 construction years jobs means for businesses, community and youth here on the Redlands Coast.

Between all our speakers, the event highlighted the deep connection between the desired outcomes of CRC and the fundamental components a vibrant regional economy. By the end of the event the message was very clear, that we all have our part to play in the success of the Redlands Coast and #abrightfutureahead.

The event had a jam packed line up of speakers, including Kim Richards MP; Rhett Bowlen (CRC) Brad Flanagan (Jobs Queensland), Joel Salmon (Lendlease), The ‘Reinvention Panel’ including Mark McKenzie (Transdev), Michael Mowkra (REA Global) and Adam Souter (Fiteni Properties) and our Redlands Youth Panel – the future of our city.

We want to thank Sirromet for their amazing hospitality in hosting the event, Vaughn Bowden for MC’ing and all of our speakers. On behalf of the whole Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce committee we thank-you for being a key part of building #abrightfutureahead.

View the slides from the event.

Youth Panel – The voice of the future Redlands

Adam Carmichael led our Redlands youth panel chat, which highlighted the importance of connecting industry and youth as early as possible as well as building a culture of collaboration and ownership of the city’s future;

Key highlights:

  • We need to help kids connect with industry and take advantage of the opportunities in the Championing Redland Coast pipeline coming to our city;
  • 65% of kids want to stay in the Redlands if they can secure employment in a industry they are passionate about;
  • Redlands needs to foster entrepreneurs as 45% of school leavers want to start their own business in the future.

Click here to view the slides for more information

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