Regional Development Australia (RDA) Advertising of Chair Positions

Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council

Regional Development Australia (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 and broker economic development opportunities for their  regions. The Australian Government recently announced a strengthening of the network through the implementation of a new charter (attached) and 4.5 year Funding Agreement to 30 June 2025. This commitment positions the RDA network as the Commonwealth’s primary regional development engagement body, working with state and local government to support economic growth in Australia’s regions.

All current RDA committee Chair terms (with the exception of the 6 RDA committees in Victoria) cease 31 December 2020 and these positions are now open for applications via the Join your RDA page of

We would greatly appreciate your assistance in promoting the Chair positions and have attached a zip file containing the following documentation for your reference and use to promote the call for applications:

  • RDA Charter from 1 January 2021
  • Ministerial Media Release
  • Generic print advertisement
  • Social media text

Applications opened 6 November and close Monday 23 November 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department via the Helpline, Phone: 1800 505 938 (Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm AEDT) or email <>


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