Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Inc
The Chair of Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait, Allan Dale welcomed Minister Nash’s announcement today recommitting the Federal Government to the National RDA Network.
“We are delighted the Minister has released her response to an extensive review into the RDAs and is funding the network until the end of 2020” Dr Dale said.
“The support of the Minister and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will enable RDA FNQ&TS to continue to play a key economic development role across the region and in partnership with fellow RDA Committees, particularly through the Northern RDA Alliance” Jann Crase CEO RDA FNQ&TS stated.
The new Charter the Minister has provided the RDA recognises and will build on the work of RDA FNQ&TS with a continued focus on strategic thinking, collaboration, leveraging investment and working across three levels of government with stakeholders.
“RDA is committed to leveraging further investment into the region, building on our outstanding record on significantly influencing Federal and State policies and budgets, additionally facilitating over $63M for project investment through Federal funding programs since 2012” Dr Dale continued.
RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities with a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.
“The efforts of our 14 person, volunteer Committee have been a core part of our success bringing extensive networks, as well as a range of skills and expertise to the table to focus on delivering the best outcomes for the region” Ms Crase continued.
“We look forward to working with our regional partners in taking our refreshed regional development agenda forward for the benefit of our communities and industries” Dr Dale concluded.
- RDA FNQ&TS Chair, Allan Dale – 0418 736 422 firstname.lastname@example.org
RDA FNQ&TS – www.rdafnqts.org.au
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Northern RDA Alliance – www.northernrdaalliance.com.au