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Southern Inland Skills Needs

Priority 1: Business Development and Investment

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Strategic business and industry planning.
  • Community leadership.
  • Project management.
  • Business development and marketing.
  • Research, financial and economic management skills.
  • Current experience in tourism and/or agriculture particularly in the area of regional food.
  • Hands on experience in guiding and informing vocational education and training programs that will meet anticipated future needs of local, regional businesses.
  • Ability to work across business community and local government to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes in supporting regional growth in businesses and employment.

Priority 2: Transport, Infrastructure and Services

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Transport and infrastructure knowledge and/or experience.
  • Local Government experience/understanding.
  • Experience in promoting economic benefits of significant transport infrastructure for local, regional and national economies such as airports and ports
  • Experience with successful efforts to attract investment in connectivity infrastructure (transport and information and communication technology) to support regional economies
  • Experience with or understanding of the processes and timeframes applicable to attracting investment in transport infrastructure in regional centres.

Priority 3: Digital Economy

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Small to medium size enterprise experience.
  • Academic links/relationships.
  • Project management.
  • Business and community leadership.
  • IT knowledge and efficient work practices.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • Southern Highlands
  • Cooma/Snowy/Bombala
  • Young/Harden