FAQs

What makes the RDA Townsville and North West Queensland Committee different to other regional economic development organisations in the region?

 

1.     52 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees across Australia are part of a national network funded by the Australian Government.

 

2.     RDA Chairs are appointed by the Australian Government Minister for Regional Development.  

 

3.     Anyone from the region can nominate to become a Committee member. Appointments are based on the nominees’ strong links in the community with experience in local government, the private business sector and/or community work.

 

4.     Our Committee operates as a not-for-profit incorporated association with all Committee members being unpaid volunteers. There are no sitting fees and Committee members are only reimbursed for direct expenses to attend meetings.

 

5.     RDA does not have a paid membership structure. RDA works with all regional economic development stakeholders to create outcomes to benefit the region and its communities.

 

6.     The large region covered by our RDA includes 100% of the area covered by Townsville Enterprise Limited, 100% of the area covered by the Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone Inc (MITEZ), most of the area covered by Gulf Savannah Development Inc (GSD) and part of the area covered by the Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD). We collaborate with all four of these membership-based economic development organisations.

 

7.     RDA has two full-time staff and operates on an annual budget of $350,000.

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