Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
One of 52 Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees established Australia-wide. RDA is a national network of Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions. RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment. Working in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will: 1. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to identify economic opportunities and leverage private and public sector investment to the regions; 2. Connect regional businesses, councils and industry sectors with international trade partners, financial markets and potential investors; 3. Promote and disseminate information on Australian Government policies and grant programs to state and local governments and industry, business and community sectors; 4. Support community stakeholders to develop project proposals to access funding; 5. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the local government bodies in their regions; 6. Facilitate public and private sector decentralisation; 7. Assist in the delivery of Australian Government programs, where relevant and where requested by the Minister; 8. Engage with regional entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders to explore new opportunities to grow local jobs in their regions; 9. Provide information on their region's activities and competitive advantages to all levels of government, industry, business and community sectors; and 10. Provide evidence-based advice to the Australian Government on critical regional development issues positively and negatively affecting their regions.

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?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    10

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    Other

  • Auditor Other

    Private Sector

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2009

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Nicholas Scott 2 May 2018 31 December 2020
Deputy Chair Ms. Shannon Willoughby 23 November 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. David Zohar 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Ms. Diane Dixon 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Stephen Simpson 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mrs. Robyn Keenan 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Ms. Lucy Adern 12 February 2019 31 December 2019
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