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Latest report to the region available now

Our latest Report to the Region for April to June 2021 is on the website now.

Find out what's been happening around the Logan and Redlands region, including updates on:

  • RDA Logan & Redlands Committee renewal
  • Regional Development Australia National Forum
  • Logan and Redlands strategic planning
  • Information businesses and the community need to know about COVID-19 initiatives
  • Building Better Regions Fund Round 6
  • Inland Rail: Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB)
  • Joint SEQ Regional Development Australia Activity
  • Funding opportunities.

Click here to view the report.

 


RDA Logan and Redlands welcomes new committee members

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Logan & Redlands is part of 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 communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment. 

On 30 June 2021 the periods of appointment for Member positions with the RDA Logan & Redlands Committee came to an end. Over the past few months the RDA undertook a public recruitment and appointment process for the Deputy Chair and Committee Member positions. 

The Honourable Gary Hardgrave, Chair of RDA Logan and Redlands today announced “I am delighted to welcome Terri Cooper, Cr Jacob Heremaia and Shane Rendalls to the RDA Logan & Redlands Committee. All have extensive experience in the Logan and Redlands Region and I look forward to working with them as we pursue the Region’s full economic and social potential.”

Mr Hardgrave went on to say “I am also delighted to welcome back Kim Kerwin who, following my recommendation, was endorsed by the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon. Nola Marino MP as Deputy Chair. I am equally delighted to welcome back Anne Livingstone, Dr Douglas Hunt and John Perry OAM. All returning Members bring a rich range of experiences to the Committee and I look forward to continuing to work with them and all Members of the Committee.”

Mr Hardgrave also acknowledged the departure of Chiou See Anderson, Ross Elliott, Patrick Forbes and David Radich from the Committee. Mr Hardgrave said “I extend my appreciation on behalf of the Committee for their contribution and wish them the best for their future endeavours. In recognition of their experience and commitment to the Logan and Redlands Region I have no doubt we will retain a connection in the interests of the Region.”

In announcing the new Committee Mr Hardgrave said "I welcome each of our newly appointed Committee members and look forward to working with them throughout their terms. The Logan and Redlands Region is fortunate to have local leaders with the skills and knowledge of the departing, continuing and new Committee Members to develop and coordinate strategies to address challenges facing the Region and create opportunities for growth. With our newly appointed Committee we move forward with a refreshed RDA Charter providing further emphasis on greater alignment across all levels of government and regional planning that identifies and advocates strategic long-term investment priorities.”

“We believe the stronger our RDA Committee is, the stronger our community becomes. With the addition of our newest appointees to the Committee, the RDA Logan and Redlands Committee is well represented across the Region, and each of our Committee members brings a unique perspective that will strengthen the work of the RDA into the future.”

Details of all Committee Members will be available via the RDA Logan and Redlands website in the near future.

For more information please contact:

Renee Cohen, Marketing and Communications Officer

or click here for information about the RDA program.

 


Latest report to the region available now

Our latest Report to the Region for January to March 2021 is on the website now.

Find out what's been happening around the Logan and Redlands region, including updates on:

  • RDA Logan & Redlands Committee Deputy Chair and Committee positions
  • Logan and Redlands strategic planning
  • Information businesses and the community need to know about COVID-19 initiatives
  • Building Better Regions Fund
  • Inland Rail: Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton (K2ARB)
  • Joint SEQ Regional Development Australia Activity
  • Funding opportunities.

Click here to view the report.


 The Hon Gary Hardgrave reappointed RDA Logan & Redlands Chair

Gary Hardgrave 720The Australian Government has recognised the importance of the ongoing work of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) 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 RDA Network, including RDA Logan & Redlands under a new 4.5 year funding agreement and refreshed Charter.

The Network involves 52 RDAs across Australia, including the Indian Ocean Territories and Norfolk Island. RDAs work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support economic and workforce development, local procurement, strategic regional planning and to inform programs and infrastructure investments.

In early November 2020 Assistant Minister Marino announced applications were open for Chair positions for 46 Regional Development Australia (RDAs) Committees across Australia including for RDA Logan & Redlands.

On 23 December 2020 Assistant Minister Marino advised the reappointment of the Hon Gary Hardgrave to the position of Chair of RDA Logan & Redlands to 30 June 2025. In making this announcement, Assistant Minister Marino said: Mr Hardgrave has provided strong leadership for RDA Logan & Redlands during his time as Chair, having successfully steered the committee through the challenges of 2020 and, along with the members and staff, provided great support for the region’s business community and future economic development.

“Mr Hardgrave will lead RDA Logan & Redlands under a refreshed Charter that focuses its role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities and through this, creating jobs and economic growth for our regions.

“I look forward to working with Mr Hardgrave and the RDA Logan & Redlands members and staff over the coming years and encourage the community to reach out to their RDA to discuss how it can help business succeed.”

In accepting the appointment, Mr Hardgrave noted: "Regional Australia needs local leaders with the skills and knowledge to develop and coordinate strategies to address challenges facing their region and create opportunities for growth. The refreshed RDA Charter provides an emphasis on greater alignment across all levels of government and regional planning that identifies and advocates strategic long-term investment priorities.

“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. 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 the RDA to discuss topics of interest.”

For more information on the RDA program click here or go to www.infrastructure.gov.au and www.rda.gov.au.