Article – Interest sought for development committees

4 November 2014
The North West Star
BUSINESS and community leaders in the Kennedy electorate are being urged to put forward expressions of interest to join Regional Development Australia  committees.
Northern-based Senator Ian Macdonald said that RDA committees were part of a national network, made up of local leaders who assist in the economic development of their region, volunteering their time and energy to develop solutions to local issues.
“Expressions of interest are being sought from community-minded people in Kennedy who want to make a difference to their region,” Senator Macdonald said.
“We need committed people who are embedded in the local community to help drive economic development and strengthen networks in education, local industry and at all levels of government.
“RDA committees provide advice on economic development and regional capacity-building, and enhance local awareness of Australian government programs.’’
Senator Macdonald said RDA committees also helped community stakeholders develop project proposals and provide advice on appropriate public and/or private funding sources, including the Australian government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.
“Community members with commitment, strong leadership skills and a vision for Kennedy are encouraged to submit an Expressions of Interest by November 10.”
The current committee term expires at the end of 2014.
Further information, including an expression of interest form and information booklet, can be found at or by contacting 1800505938 (Mon–Fri 8am-4pm) or email
Courtesy of the North West Star