Call for Local Leaders to Drive Regional Development

The Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport is calling for community volunteers with vision, drive and integrity to join the Regional Development Australia (RDA) network in New South Wales.

Individuals with community, industry or local government experience who are able to represent the broad interests of the Illawarra region, understand local challenges and achieve results are encouraged to apply.

Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disabilities and people from across every age group are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). All EOIs will be considered against the skills and expertise needed by RDA Illawarra.

Integrated themes for RDA Illawarra are innovation and transformation through diversity. Priorities include Broadband / NBN, Green Jobs Illawarra, Education and Skills Development, Transport and Strategic Infrastructure, Equity and Human Services, and Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Appointments will be made by the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Simon Crean MP and New South Wales Deputy Premier, Mr Andrew Stoner. EOIs are encouraged by Wednesday 16 January 2013.

Further information, including an EOI form and information booklet, can be found at or by contacting 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEDST) or