RDA committees to strengthen regional economies, says Truss
REGIONAL Queensland will be boosted by the Australian Government's appointment of Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees across the state.
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the appointments would ensure RDA committees continue to drive economic growth and make the most of their region's potential.
"The RDA committees are well placed to help foster stronger regions across the nation and ensure all three tiers of government work together effectively," Mr Truss said.
"They will advise on priority activities that will unlock regional economic development and improve the productivity of their regions.
"RDA committees will provide advice to the Government on critical issues affecting each region and are an important mechanism to increase access to Australian Government programmes in regional communities.
"The committees will also assist local community stakeholders to develop project proposals and will direct them to appropriate public and/or private funding sources - including the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund."
The following individuals have been appointed or re-appointed as committee members in the Wide Bay: Ms Kirsti Kee, Cr Mal Forman, Mrs Janelle Gerry, Mr Ben Ellingsen, Cr Joanne Dowling and Mrs Georgie Somerset.