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Imagine what our community could look like in 30 years’ time. 

As part of our Community Strategic Plan THINK 2050 engagement program, we bring you two inspiring evenings to get you thinking and talking big ideas for the future of our region.  

FUTUREThink online symposium - was an inclusive and collaborative event over two evenings. You can re-watch the replay through Council’s Facebook page and Youtube channel.


The first evening Melissa Neighbour from FutureCrunch and Joshua Karras from the United Nations Association Australia took us on a journey looking at new technologies, new ideas and examples of how people are living together. This was a thought provoking evening we’re Melissa shared how cities around the world are shifting todays narratives away from past problems and todays challenges and moving towards what’s possible tomorrow and in the 2050.  

The second evening we were joined by five of our local community residents discuss their vision for the future.  

Watch the replay on Facebook at facebook.com/pmhc2444 or YouTube at youtube.com.pmhcouncil 

Our speakers 

Melissa Neighbour from Future Crunch, who is experienced in designing and implementing award-winning sustainable development projects. Melissa is an environmental town planner, community builder and sustainability specialist.  

She has developed and implemented award-winning sustainable development projects across Australia, and is on a mission to activate sustainable forms of living in urban spaces of the future. She believes in a 21st century that works for everyone, and everything, and that cities will be at the heart of that revolution.; 

Joshua Karras from the United Nations Association of Australia NSW Division. As an Executive Manager he is responsible for creatively conceiving, developing, planning, promoting and executing a wide breadth of events which align with the objectives and targets of the United Nations. His position requires him to educate, inform and inspire the New South Wales community about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to make the world a safer and better world for all.; 

Joshua’s primary focus is to drive cross sectoral partnership and collaboration to deliver real world results, which maintain relevance on a local, state, national and international scale. 

This page was last updated on: 30 November 2020