LIVE Q&A: Building community wealth & wellbeing


Join us to discuss how local government can shape more resilient local economies and communities. This live streamed event is for professionals in local government or large institutions who want to learn and do more to progress economic and social wellbeing in their communities post-COVID.

Key details:

  • Livestreamed event (attend in-person or online)
  • Thursday 20 October
  • 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm (AEDT)
  • Level 14, 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne




Neil McInroy, a Senior Fellow for the Global Advancement of Community Wealth Building at The Democracy Collaborative, will discuss practical actions for directing wealth into local communities through an exciting new people-centred approach to economic development.

An expert in regional economic development, housing policy, infrastructure funding and metropolitan governance, Dr Marcus Spiller, Principal & Partner at SGS Economics and Planning, will share insight on local infrastructure for enterprise and wellbeing.

Sushma Nagaraj, Local Employment Partnerships and Coordination Project Officer at Hume City Council, will share real-life examples of how Community Wealth Building has impacted the lives of community members in Hume.

Economist and geographer at SGS Economics and Planning, Thomas Walker, will share ideas on the relationship between local economic development and wellbeing by providing examples of his work with policymakers and giving insight into how economic opportunity can shape thriving economies.

This event will be moderated by Liz Mackevicius, Senior Associate and Partner at SGS Economics and Planning.