A publication from the Curtin University sustainability policy institute has been hailed as a thirdparty validation of Geraldton’s development opportunities.
“Geraldton — From a Local to Global Regional City” was launched in Perth yesterday by the Federal Minister for Regional Development, Simon Crean.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter described it as a groundbreaking vision of the possible direction for government, industry and the community.
“The document provides great third-party validation of the limitless opportunities for Geraldton as a major international centre of excellence and a global leader in sustainability,” he said.
“The City has been gaining increasing international recognition and acclaim, including hosting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, making it to the five finalists in the global Reinhard Mohn prize, winning the UN LivCom award for community engagement and being selected in the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.”
Mr Carpenter said the Curtin University publication was written by a significant group of researchers and professionals headed by Professor Peter Newman.
“His network and reputation as a leader in sustainability is recognised across the world,” he said.
“We will review his team’s work closely and will be seeking to integrate these ideas and challenges into our decision-making processes.”The authors included internationally-recognised engineering company, Syrinx Environment and Geraldton-based Ferart, with the artwork and printing undertaken by Geraldton company Andrews and Co.
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