The Australian and NSW/VIC Governments this week announced the Chair and Deputy Chair appointments to Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees across both states, with local government councillors winning some of the appointments.
Congratulations to Cr Stuart McLean, appointed as Deputy Chair at Victoria's RDA Loddon Mallee committee, and Cr Sue Whelan OAM, appointed as Co Deputy Chair at New South Wales' RDA Southern Inland committee.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the three-year appointments will provide leadership to RDA committees to drive economic growth and make the most of the potential capability of their region.
RDA committees provide advice to the Government on critical issues affecting each region and are an important mechanism to increase access to government programs in their communities. The committees also assist local community stakeholders to develop project proposals and have the capacity to unlock regional economic development and improve the productivity of their region.
More information about RDA committees is available at this link, where you can also find your local RDA.