Current Job Opportunities:

Women, people from Indigenous and diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the role of RDA Committees and Chairs, regional maps and how to apply, please visit www.rda.gov.au/join-your-rda. You can also contact the RDA team via phone 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm AEDT) or email rdaapplications@infrastructure.gov.au

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Deputy Chair – RDA Orana

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Chair Regional Development Australia Orana

Applications are open until 5:00 pm, Thursday, 1 April 2021.

Inquiries to Director of Regional Development: Megan Dixon, 02 6885 1488, megan.dixon@rdaorana.org.au

The Applicant Information Pack provides you with the information you need to complete an application* for a position with RDA Orana Committee as a Deputy Chair.

The Deputy Chair Information Pack contains the following elements:

  1. The position description, accountabilities and responsibilities, and selection criteria
  2. Selection process description including application lodgement instructions
  3. Copy of the application form.

The application form must be completed electronically online using the following link: RDA Orana Member Application Form

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We recommend that you review the information pack and questions before you start your online application.

Deputy Chairs focus on the economic development of their region, with the exception of state RDA Committee Deputy Chairs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, who work with capital city stakeholders to facilitate opportunities for their states’ regions.

Committee Members – RDA Orana

RDA Orana is seeking applications for the position of Committee and or Advisory Group members.

The RDA Committee member is an active contributor to the outcomes of a diverse group of individuals working in a complex environment to deliver high value outcomes for the state or community and region. Members are an active supporter of creating jobs and regional growth.

They are expected to leverage existing networks and develop new networks across industry sectors. RDA Committee members are required to support the Chair to attract opportunities and investment to their state/region. They must be knowledgeable about the economic, social, cultural and environmental opportunities and challenges facing their state/region; be well connected and a strong advocate for their region(s); and for regional RDA members, draw their regional communities together to build and drive economic growth.

The RDA Committee member works as an effective member of the RDA Committee toward a common goal or strategy and help to drive projects that target specific areas of economic development for the Orana region. They actively support committee governance and management processes.

The application form must be completed electronically online using the following link: RDA Orana Member Application Form

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We recommend that you review the information pack and questions before you start your online application.

Applications are open until 5:00 pm, Thursday, 1 April 2021.

Inquiries to Director of Regional Development: Megan Dixon, 02 6885 1488, megan.dixon@rdaorana.org.au

Special Interest Groups – RDA Orana

From time to time, RDA Orana establishes special interest groups to support the delivery of outcomes and projects in the region. Our special interest groups enable us to gain input from interested stakeholders, and this enhances the success of the project.

Currently, RDA Orana has one special interest group in operation: our Central West Orana Export Hub, which includes participation from a cross-section of METS and mining industry, as well as support agencies including Ausindustry, Tradestart and the University of Newcastle.

RDA Orana is looking to expand our export hub advisory group and establish two new special interest groups:

  1. A Settlement Advisory Group and
  2. A Workforce Development Advisory Group.

Terms of reference for each group can be down loaded by clicking on the name of the group below.

To express interest in joining one of our special interest groups, we ask that you apply using our application form, which must be completed electronically online using the following link: RDA Orana Member Application Form

Applications close at 5:00 pm on 1 April 2021.


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