The Australian and South Australian governments along with the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) have announced the members for the eight new local consultative bodies that will form Regional Development Australia (RDA) South Australia.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew, South Australian Minister for Regional Development, Paul Caica, and LGASA President, Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis congratulated the appointees.
"Regional Development Australia boards will be a local voice for communities across South Australia," said Ms McKew.
“For the first time, local leaders will give formal input to all governments in South Australia on the issues that matter to their region.”
Mr Caica said the quality and diversity of RDA board members augurs well for the renewal of South Australia’s regions.
“The new RDA boards are made up of local people with the leadership and commitment to work with government to develop their communities”, he said.
“We have the people in place who can deliver on the goals we have set them in working with all levels of government on the best way to build jobs and investment in their communities.”
Mayor Lewis said the appointment of boards of strong regional leaders was a crucial step in delivering a more coordinated approach to regional development in SA.
"We have a few more steps to complete but I am convinced that the financial commitment of all three spheres of government in SA will see SA leading the nation in this area," Mayor Lewis said.
“It makes sense – communities want governments working together.”
A full list of appointments and more information is available at www.rda.gov.au