Local leaders invited to join Regional Development Australia

29/10/2014

Expressions of interest are being sought from business and community leaders to join Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees across the O’Connor electorate.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said that RDA committees are part of a national network, made up of local leaders who assist in the economic development of their region, volunteering their time and energy to develop solutions to local issues.

“Expressions of interest are being sought from community minded individuals to join RDA as advocates who can make a difference to their region.

“We need people with skills, experience and knowledge to strengthen networks with the business community, education sector, local industry, and all levels of government, to help drive regional economic development,” Mr Wilson said.

RDA committees provide advice on critical issues affecting economic development in their region and enhance local awareness of Australian Government programmes. The committee members contribute to regional plans that focus on increasing investment, improving infrastructure and boosting business activity.

“RDA committees also help community stakeholders develop project proposals and provide advice on appropriate public and/or private funding sources, including the Australian Government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.

“Committee members use their skills and experience to strengthen the economic prosperity of their region by working as a team on projects that lift productivity and support jobs growth,” he said.

Community members with commitment, strong leadership skills and a vision for their region are encouraged to submit an expression of interest by Monday 10 November 2014.

Further information, including an expression of interest form and information booklet, can be found at www.rda.gov.au or by contacting 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEDST) or email rdaeoi@infrastructure.gov.au.

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