Appendix 2

Public hearings

Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Quest Townsville on Eyre
19-21 Leichhart Street
North Ward
Panel 1
Mr Jed Matz, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Sheridan Morris, Chair
Mr John Bearne
Ms Glenys Schuntner, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Frank Beveridge, Chairman
Ms Patricia O'Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer
Panel 2
Mr Les Walker, Deputy Mayor
Mayor Jane McNamara
Panel 3
Mr Joseph O'Brien, Director
Mr Chris Stewart, GM Corporate Relations
Mr John Pratt
TAFE Queensland North
Ms Susan Kinobe, Executive Director Corporate Services
Panel 3
Mr Bill Marklew, Queensland Regional Secretary
Mr Wal Giordani, Organiser
Mr Ben Driscoll, Political and Campaigns Officer
Ms Ann-Marie Allan
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Dr Paul Hardisty, Chief Executive Officer
Mr David Mead, Executive Director Strategy and Development
Mr Basil Ahyick, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Manager
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Ibis Styles Mt Isa Verona
Cnr Rodeo Dr
Mount Isa
Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone Inc (MITEZ)
Mr Glen Graham, Chief Executive Officer
North Queensland Sustainable Resources Corridor Regional Reference Group
The Hon. Tony McGrady AM
Mr John O'Brien
Mount Isa City Council
Mayor Cr Joyce McCulloch
Ms Sharon Ibardolaza, Chief Executive Officer
North West Queensland Indigenous Catholic Social Services
Father Mick Lowcock
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Dining Room, Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Mitchell Street
Northern Territory Government
Mrs Claire George, Director, Economic and Industry Development
Northern Land Council
Mr Robert Gosford, Manager, Media and Communications
Dr Kamaljit Sangha, Private capacity
Charles Darwin University
Professor Simon Maddocks, Vice Chancellor and President
Northern Territory Farmers Association
Mr Paul Burke, Chief Executive Officer
NT Cattlemen's Association
Mr Ashley Manicaros, Chief Executive Officer
Darwin Major Business Group
Mr Ian Kew, Chair
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Mr Robert Cooper, Chief Executive Officer
Unions NT
Mr Joel Bowden, General Secretary
Mr Mick McCarthy, Executive Committee Member
Master Builders NT
Mr David Malone, Chief Executive
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Walkabout Lodge
Thursday, 12 March 2020
Mackay Rydges Suites
9 Gregory Street
Whitsunday Regional Council
Mr Ry Collins, Project Co-ordinator (Economic Development)
Greater Whitsunday Alliance and Regional Development Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Inc
Ms Kylie Porter, Chief Executive Officer
Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West (via teleconference)
Mr Tony Gambling, Director of Regional Development
Mackay Sugar
Mr Mark Day, Executive Director and CEO
Capricorn Enterprise (via teleconference)
Ms Mary Carroll, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Neil Lethlean, Regional Economic Development Manager
Resource Industry Network
Mrs Adrienne Rourke, General Manager
Queensland Council of Unions
Dr John Martin, Research and Policy Officer
Friday, 8 May 2020
CANBERRA ACT and via teleconference
National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency
Mr Nico Padovan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Ms Monica Finlayson, Director, Flood
Mr Paul McNamara, Executive Director, Flood and Data
Department of Agriculture, Water and Environement
Ms Rosemary Deininger, Deputy Secretary
Ms Mary Colreavy, First Assistant Secretary, Water Division
Mr Peter Gooday, First Assistant Secretary, ABARES
Mr Chris Tinning, First Secretary, trade & Market Access Division
Ms Fran Freeman, First Secretary, Export Division
Mr Tim Fisher, Assistant Secretary, Farm Performance
Mr Wayne See Kee, Assistant Secretary, Science and Surveillance Group
Mr Andrew O'Sullivan, Assistant Secretary, Drought Response
Ms Melissa McEwan, Principal Regulatory Officer, Export Reform and Live Animal Export
Friday, 22 May 2020
CANBERRA ACT and via teleconference
Insurance Council of Australia
Mr Karl Sullivan, Head of Risk and Operations
Minerals Council of Australia
Mr Sid Marris, General Manager - Strategy, State & Territory Relations
Mr Drew Wagner, Executive Director - MCA NT
Ms Jillian D'Urso, Manager - Social Policy
Friday, 5 June 2020
CANBERRA ACT and via teleconference
Department of Home Affairs
Ms Mandy Newton, Deputy Comissioner Operations, Australian Border Force
Ms Kylie Rendina, Assistant Commissioner Border Patrol and Coordination Command, Australian Border Force
Mr Robert Cameron, Director General, Emergency Management Australia
Mr Michael Willard, First Assistant Secretary, Immigration and Community Protection Policy Division
Department of Defence
Mr Steve Grzeskowiak, Deputy Secretary, Estate & Infrastructure
Ms Sheridan Kearnan, First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy
Mr Steve Moore, Assistant Secretary Industry Policy
Friday, 3 July 2020
CANBERRA ACT and via teleconference
Dr Chris Chilcott, Deputy Director Operation, Research Leader Northern Australian Development
Dr Ian Watson, Group Leader, Systems Program, CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Friday, 7 August 2020
CANBERRA ACT and via teleconference
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)
Deptartment of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Office of Northern Australia Division
Ms Sam Reinhardt, Head of Division, Northern Australia and Major Projects Division
Mr Matthew Crawshaw, Acting General Manager, Major Projects Branch, Northern Australia and Major Projects Division
Ms Linda Lee, General Manager, Office of Northern Australia, Northern Australia and Major Projects Division
Friday, 20 November 2020
CANBERRA ACT and via teleconference
Regional Implementation Committee
Mr Halloway Smirke, Traditional Owner and Director Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation
Ms Tahnee Davies, Governance Partner at Grass Tree Governance
Business Foundations
Ms Susan O'Byrne, Project Director and delegate for Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
122 Lake St
Cairns City
Mr Anthony Penrith
Mr Stewart Peters, Advisor
James Cook University
Professor Allan Dale, CRNA Chief Scientist and Prof of Tropical Regional Development (JCU)
Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Council
Ms Darlene Irvine, Executive Officer
Carpentaria Shire Council
Mayor Jack Bawden
Advance Cairns
Mr Nick Trompf, Chief Executive Officer
Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators
Mr Gareth Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
Cairns Regional Council
Mayor Bob Manning
Mr Nicholas Masasso, Executive Project Officer
Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance
Ms Melinda Eades, Executive Officer
Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CANFEC)
Mr Denis Walls, President
Wet Tropics Management Authority
Professor Iain Gordon, Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Thursday Island Bowls Club
93 Victoria Parade
Thursday Island
Torres Strait Regional Authority
Mr Napau Pedro Stephen, Chair
Ms Leilani Bin-Juda, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Jock Pickering, A/g Programme Manager – Corporate Services
Ms Tania Hirakawa, A/g Programme Culture, Art and Heritage & Healthy & Safe Communities
Mr Mark Anderson, Economic Development and Fisheries Programme Manager, Economic Development and Fisheries
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service
Dr Ineke Wever, Medical Director, Primary Health Care
Ms Charlotte Tamwoy, Director of Primary Health Care
Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council (GBK)
Mr Ned David, Chair
Torres Strait Island Regional Council
Mr Phillemon Mosby, Mayor
Torres Shire Council
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
CANBERRA ACT and via videoconference
East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ms Amanda McLean, President
The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Mr Vernon Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer
Cr David Menzel
Sheffield Resources
Mr Bruce McFadzean, Managing Director
Ms Kim Pervan
Kimberley Regional Group
Ms Debra Goostrey, Executive Officer
Mr Chris Mitchell, Chair
Boab Health Service
Mr Matt Burrows, Chief Executive Officer
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
CANBERRA ACT and via videoconference
Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation
Mr Nathan McIvor, Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Broome
Cr Harold Tracey, President
Mr Mark Davis, Manager Community and Economic Development
Ms Janine Hatch, Economic Development Coordinator
Mr Nathan Caine
RDA Kimberley
Ms Elsia Archer OAM, Chair
Mr Peter Stubbs, Deputy Chair
Ms Danelle Dowding, Executive Officer
Indigenous Business Australia
Mr Sean Armistead, Executive Director, Government and Public Relations
Ms Kirsty Moore, Executive Director Products and Markets
Fitzroy Crossing Network
Mr Phillip Hams
Mr Patrick Green
Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association
Mr Luke Simpkins, Chief Executive Officer
Damper Downs Station
Ms Anne Marie Huey, Owner
Thursday, 11 February 2021
CANBERRA ACT and via videoconference
Regional Development Australia Pilbara
Mr Tony Simpson, Chief Executive Officer
City of Karratha
Cr Peter Long, Mayor
Mr Ryan Hall, Director Development Services
Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KDCCI)
Mr Tony Simpson, President
The WA Chamber of Minerals & Energy
Mr Paul Everingham
Ms Roannah Wade
Ms Adrienne LaBombard, Manager, Economic Competitiveness
Friday, 12 March 2021
Rydges Southbank
23 Palmer Street
South Townsville
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Ms Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair
Ms Sarah Proudfoot, Executive General Manager
Mr Nick O'Kane, Director, Gas Transport and Storage
Townsville Chamber of Commerce
Mr Ross McLennan, Chief Executive Officer
Cairns Chamber of Commerce
Mr Matthew Tickner, Vice President
Ms Margaret Shaw, Private capacity
Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Mr Ben Kingsberry
Mr Tim Buckett, Executive General Manager, Consumer
Mr Phuong Ly, Chief Underwriting Officer
Ms Kate O'Loughlin, General Manager, Government Relations and Industry Affairs
Mr Nicholas Scofield, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Royal Automobile Club of Queensland
Mr Craig Bainbridge, Manager, Claims Operation, Property
Insurance Council of Australia
Mr Andrew Hall, Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Australia Group
Mr Mark Leplastrier, Executive Manager, Natural Perils
National Australia Bank
Ms Connie Sokaris, Executive Corporate Finance
Palisade Investment Partners Limited
Mr Roger Lloyd, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Ms Vicki Rigg, Executive Director
The Local Government Association of Queensland
Mr Nathan Ruhle, Lead, Intergovernmental Relations
Cr Jenny Hill, LGAQ Board Member and Mayor of Townsville
Bureau of Meteorology
Mr Peter Stone, Group Executive, Business Solutions
Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University Australia
Dr David Henderson, Chief Engineer
Mr Patrick Driscoll, Program Manager, Strata Title Inspection Program
Chamber of Commerce NT
Mr Greg Ireland, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Karen Sheldon, President
Queensland Pacific Metals
Dr Stephen Grocott, Chief Executive Officer
Mr John Khoo, General Manager, Corporate Development

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