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.
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