Call for local leaders to drive regional economic development

Media Release


24 October 2014

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

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

“We need people with the skills, experience and knowledge to build networks within the business community, education sector, local industry and all levels of government to help drive regional economic development,” Mr Truss said.

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

“Expressions of Interest are sought from community minded individuals to volunteer as community advocates and make a difference to our regional areas.

“Community members with commitment, strong leadership skills and a vision for their 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