Have you ever thought about the talent that comes from Regional Australia? The number of internationally successful sportspeople, CEO’s inventors is truly astounding. The Australian Institute of Sport recognises that you have more chance of winning an Olympic Gold Medal if you did NOT grow up in a capital city and they have coined the phrase the “WAGGA EFFECT” to explain this.
Just recently the new CEO for PCYC Queensland was appointed and he is a Toowoomba lad which makes both the Chairman of the State Board and the Chief Executive Officer Toowoomba locals.
Whatever the lifestyle factors that cause Regional Australia to “punch above its weight” in so many fields, is something that communities need to nurture and develop their own local style and not try to just emulate the capital cities.