Engagement

RDA engages and collaborates with a variety of economic development focussed alliances, committees and organisations. This list below provides an overview of the committees and networks in which RDA regularly participates.

Jobs Townsville

what do they do?

Jobs Townsville was formed as a result of work done under the Townsville City Deal on a workforce development plan. The purpose of Jobs Townsville it to support jobs growth in a strategic manner across priority industry sectors resulting in the benefit of a stronger, more capable and better skilled local labour pool that can positively impact the regional workforce, regardless of industry. RDA CEO Glenys Schuntner is a Committee member.

The Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone (MITEZ)

what do they do?

The Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone (MITEZ) is a regional economic development organisation covering seven local government areas – Mount Isa, Cloncurry, McKinlay, Richmond, Flinders, Charters Towers and Townsville. RDA attends meetings as an observer to keep abreast of the work MITEZ is doing and support and contribute as required. RDA CEO Glenys Schuntner attends these meetings.

Northern RDA Alliance
(NRDAA)

what do they do?

The Northern RDA Alliance (NRDAA) comprises of eight Regional Development Australia Committees which cover Northern Australia, from the Gascoyne in Western Australia to Gladstone in Central Queensland. The Alliance has been collaborating and providing input to the Australian Government on the development and delivery of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.  Our aim is to inform and support policy development and its implementation, and to prioritise investment opportunities to ensure the sustainable development of Northern Australia. RDA Chairman Frank Beveridge and CEO Glenys Schuntner are members in this Alliance.

The North Queensland Economic Development Practitioners’ Network (NQ EDPN)

what do they do?

The North Queensland Economic Development Practitioners’ Network (NQEDPN) meets every 2-3 months to share information and collaborate on economic development projects in the North Queensland region. RDA CEO Glenys Schuntner is a participant in this network.

The North and North West Queensland Regional Managers’ Coordination Networks
(NQ and NWQ RMCN)

what do they do?

The North and North West Queensland Regional Managers’ Coordination Networks (RMCNs) meet regularly to share information on Queensland Government priorities and cross-government collaborative opportunities. RDA CEO Glenys Schuntner is a participant in these networks.

The North Queensland Trade and Investment Group
(NQ TIG)

what do they do?

The North Queensland Trade and Investment Group was established by Trade and Invest Queensland, RDA, regional councils in North Queensland, Townsville Enterprise and other key stakeholders to share information on inward investment and export development opportunities in the North Queensland region.  RDA CEO Glenys Schuntner co-chairs this group with the Trade and Investment Queensland General Manager.

The North West Mineral Province (NWMP) Stakeholder Advisory Committee


what do they do?

The North West Mineral Province Stakeholder Advisory Committee (NWMP SAC)  was established by the Queensland Government to oversee the implementation of the initiatives identified in the Strategic Blueprint for Queensland’s NWMP (the blueprint). The NWMP SAC is a high-level forum to discuss and resolve strategic issues relating to the blueprint and its implementation.

The Small Business Recovery Advisory Council SBRAC

what do they do?

The Small Business Recovery Advisory Council meets monthly to provide advice on the implementation of flood recovery programs, monitor outputs and measures. 14 local government areas across parts of North, North West, Outback and Far North Queensland are included. RDA CEO Glenys Schuntner is a Committee member.