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Northern Territory Skills Needs

Priority 1: Improving Infrastructure

Informing, promoting and progressing the development and delivery of infrastructure programs and projects.

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

  • An understanding of infrastructure priorities in the region—in particular a knowledge of roads and other transport infrastructure, expertise in information technology, and established partnerships with policy makers and funding agencies.

Priority 2: Growing Industry and Employment

Promoting investment and the appropriate allocation of land and water resources to facilitate the growth of private enterprise.

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

  • An understanding of the region's economic opportunities—in particular a knowledge of sectors such as agriculture and mining, expertise in local resource management issues, and established partnerships with business and representative bodies.

Priority 3: Strengthening Communities

Supporting strategies to enhance community cohesion, particularly strategies which enable major public programs to be more effective and/or which celebrate the unique characteristics of the local area.

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

  • An understanding of the region's social challenges—including a high level vision for the region, credentials in generating change and creative thinking, and established partnerships with not for profits.

Geography

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

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • Katherine and Alice Springs.