Infrastructure and Regional Development
One of 55 Regional Development Australia committees established Australia-wide. Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a nationwide initiative of the Commonwealth Government. RDA aims to work with State and Local Government to boost the economic capability of their region, improving productivity and promoting activities and investments that unlock economic growth. Key functions include: • maintain a regional plan and advise on priorities for economic development; • act as a two-way conduit providing advice to and from the Australian Government; • assist local community stakeholders to develop project proposals and help shepherd them to appropriate public and/or private funding sources; • promote Government programs, policies and initiatives; and • establish links and co-operative alliances by working with regional communities, other regional development organisations including neighbouring RDA committees, businesses, industry and local governments to promote regional development.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    Memorandums of Understanding between the Australian Government and each state and territory government

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Auditor Other

    Private Sector

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2009

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Cr Vic Pennisi 19 January 2015 31 December 2017
Deputy Chair Mr. Neville Stewart OAM 19 January 2015 31 December 2017
Member Mayor Stuart Mackenzie 16 December 2014 30 June 2018
Member Mr. Peter Wilson 16 December 2014 30 June 2018
Member Ms. Julia Telford 16 March 2015 30 June 2018
Member Mr. Derek Tuffield 1 March 2015 30 June 2018
Member Mrs. Rebecca Lomman 16 October 2015 16 October 2018
Member Prof. Glen Postle AM 1 March 2017 30 June 2018
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