Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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

    Funding Agreement

  • 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 John Walkom 15 March 2018 31 December 2020
Deputy Chair Mr. Bradley Cam 23 November 2018 30 June 2021
Deputy Chair Mrs. Tracy McIntyre 23 November 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Ian Stanford 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Steven Hinks 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Herb Smith 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Jeffery Caldbeck 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Ross Earl 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Steven Guy 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Peter Yench 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
Member Ms. Janine Lea-Barrett 22 October 2018 30 June 2021
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