Report to the Region

October - December 2020

Message from the Chair

Gary Hardgrave

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021.

The Australian Government has recognised the importance of the ongoing work of the Regional Development Australia Network in driving economic development and growth across regional Australia. In late October 2020 the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino MP, announced the Australian Government’s recommitment to the Network, including RDA Logan and Redlands under a new 4.5 year funding agreement and refreshed Charter.

In December 2020 I was delighted to be advised by Assistant Minister Marino of my reappointment to 30 June 2025 to the position of Chair of RDA Logan & Redlands.

RDA Logan & Redlands will continue its efforts to ensure the voice of the Region is heard. We have a determined corporate goal to ensure the Region will be at the centre of economic and employment growth for South East Queensland, statewide Queensland and Australia wide.

To this end in October 2020 we released Logan and Redlands: The Centre of Economic and Employment Growth for Queensland. The purpose of this document is to promote discussion and provoke commentary about the economic and social future of the Logan and Redlands Region and the wider South East Queensland region. It is hoped its release will generate public interest and debate.

There is still much to be done and, as always, I encourage all in the community to contact me or our director Steve McDonald to discuss topics of interest.

If there is any information you wish to draw to the attention of the RDA in relation to the above, please send it to admin@rdaloganandredlands.org.au

The Hon. Gary Hardgrave
Regional Development Australia Logan & Redlands

Regional Development Australia Charter
Building Better Regions Fund: Round 5
Information businesses and the community need to know about COVID-19 initiatives
RDA Logan & Redlands Strategic Planning
Local Chambers of Commerce
Redlands Regional Jobs Committee
Inland Rail: Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB)
Joint SEQ Regional Development Australia Activity
Building Partnerships
Funding Opportunities
Invitation to Action