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Closing 18 April 2019

Applications are invited for

Deputy Chair position at


Make a difference in your region

Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in leading/contributing to a committee of motivated locals with a focus on driving economic development in your region?

Regional Development Australia ACT is seeking regional leaders with vision, drive and business experience who are able to facilitate economic development opportunities and investment for our regional communities and create jobs and growth.

Your networking skills will help build forums which enable consultation between business, industry and all levels of government and develop solutions for regional economic development.

Applications for  Deputy Chair are sought from highly motivated and experienced people who are knowledgeable about the economic strengths and challenges of the region.

Please note this is an honorary appointment.


An Applicant Information Pack for this role can be downloaded below.

Also below please find the Regional Development Australia Charter and Code of Conduct and Ethic documents.

Applicant-Info-Pack-EOI-PID-Form-Dep.Chair_Committee-Member.docx [Word Document, 39.21 KB]

Charter-for-RDA-20170816.pdf [PDF Document, 299.57 KB] 

code_of_conduct_ethics.pdf [PDF Document, 342.81 KB]


For further information, phone 02 6173 7004 or email

Applications close Thursday 18 April 5pm.


Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.

RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their regions and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

Appointments to RDA Committees:

  • The Chair of the Committee – this is a volunteer position responsible for leading the Committee. The Chair has overall responsibility for setting strategic direction and ensuring that objectives and outcomes are achieved. They will have an active role in facilitating economic development opportunities for the region. The Chair also has overall responsibility for ensuring the RDA Committee is well governed. The Commonwealth Minister with responsibility for regional development (the Minister), along with state, territory and local government counterparts where appropriate, appoints Chairs;


  • The Deputy Chair and Committee members – these are volunteer positions which provide input into strategic direction setting, contribute to reviewing progress in achieving objectives and outcomes, and oversee the effectiveness of governance processes within the Committee. Like the Chair, they also have an active role in facilitating economic development opportunities for the region.