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Darling Downs and South West Skills Needs

Priority 1: Support the economic development of the region and promote the sustainable management of the regions natural resources

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

  • Knowledge of resource development stakeholders, processes, issues, strategies, housing, health, education requirements and social service provision.
  • Skills in identifying the gaps in regional supply chains.

Priority 2: Advocate for the enhancement of all levels of infrastructure within the region

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

  • Knowledge of regional requirements for infrastructure and transport connections.
  • Background knowledge in the Health, Agriculture and Transport sectors.

Priority 3: Promotion of sustainable management of agricultural and grazing assets

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

  • Knowledge of water issues, food production and distribution, climate, economies of production, geographical constraints.
  • Local knowledge is what must be considered in this issue.
  • Regional representation must be adequately supported.

Geography

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

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • Far West and Southern LGA representatives.

Other Comments

  • Skills Needs from 2011 EOI Round.