Terms of Reference released for RDA programme review

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has released the Terms of Reference for an independent review of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) programme.

The Hon Warwick L Smith AM will conduct the review.

Mr Smith will examine the RDA programme framework, as well as governance and administration of the programme to make recommendations regarding its future scope, structure and delivery model.

Mr Smith has significant business experience in telecommunications, financial services and community organisations. He will attend the 2016 RDA National Forum on 25 October in Albany, WA, to discuss the review with attendees.

RDA committees, their funding partners, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders will be surveyed to inform the review.

In addition, the RDA website now has a section dedicated to the review, where updates will be posted throughout the process.

Mr Smith is expected to report around the end of 2016.

Further Information about the RDA programme independent review is online at rda.gov.au/review. All queries or written submissions can be directed to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au.