FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said Expressions of Interest are being sought from Business and community leaders to join Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees in the New England Electorate.
Mr Joyce said RDA committees are 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 individuals to join RDA as advocates who can make a difference to their region,” Mr Joyce said.
“We need people with skills, experience and knowledge to strengthen networks with the business community, education sector, local industry, and all levels of government, to help drive regional economic development.
“RDA committees provide advice on critical issues affecting economic development in their region and enhance local awareness of Australian Government programmes.
“RDA Chairs, Deputy Chairs and Committee Members contribute to regional plans that focus on increasing investment, improving infrastructure and boosting business activity.
“RDA committees also help 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 the New England electorate are encouraged to submit an Expressions of Interest by Monday, 10 November 2014.”
Further information, including an Expression of Interest form and information booklet, can be found at www.rda.gov.au or by contacting 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEDST) or email