Call for Local Leaders to Drive Regional Development Posted on October 27, 2014

COMMUNITY volunteers are being sought to join the Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees in Chair, Deputy Chair and Committee positions in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open for RDA Gold Coast.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the RDA was a national network of boards made up of local people volunteering their time and energy to develop local solutions to local issues.

“We need leaders with the skills, experience and knowledge to build networks within the business community, industry, education and all levels of government to facilitate wide consultation and develop local solutions for regional economic development,” Mr Truss said.

“Board members will work with their communities to progress economic development and infrastructure projects which contribute to long term economic growth of the region and have been identified as priorities.”

“Expressions of Interest are sought from community minded individuals to volunteer as community advocates and make a difference to local regions.”

“Community members with commitment, strong leadership skills and a vision for their local region are encouraged to submit Expressions of Interest by Monday 10 November 2014.

Further information, including an Expression of Interest form and information booklet, can be found at or by contacting 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEDST) or email



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