Jon Ford

Jon Ford

Minister for Employment Protection; Regional Development; Fisheries; the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne

    Regional Development Council to meet in Broome

    11/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Regional Development Minister Jon Ford today announced that Western Australia would host the 2008 Regional Development Council meeting in Broome on July 30.


    The Regional Development Council (RDC) is the Ministerial Council responsible for regional development issues in Australia.  It comprises Federal, State and Territory Ministers responsible for regional development and a representative from the Australian Local Government Association.


    “I am pleased that WA has been chosen to host such a prestigious meeting which will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss important local and interstate regional issues,” Mr Ford said.


    “It also provides an opportunity for WA to showcase the unique attractions that Broome and the Kimberley region have to offer.”


    The RDC serves to facilitate more effective co-operation across government in order to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes for regional Australians.  Regional development is a priority for all three spheres of government.


    Following the meeting, a communique of the outcomes will be released by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese.


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