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RDA Independent Review

RDA Independent Review - Update

Mr Smith has provided his final report to the Minister for Regional Development. The Australian Government is currently seeking advice on the recommendations contained in Mr Smith’s report and is considering its response.

The timing of the Australian Government’s response to the final report and information regarding any changes to the RDA Programme are subject to normal government processes and will be announced in due course.

This website will be updated as the review progresses.

RDA Independent Review - Written submissions have now closed

The acceptance period for written submissions to the RDA Independent Review has now closed and no additional submissions can be accepted. The Independent Reviewer, the Hon Warwick Smith, will report to government by the end of 2016.

Enquiries can be directed to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au.

RDA Independent Review – Extension of Submission Deadline

In response to feedback at the RDA National Forum on 25 October 2016, The Independent Reviewer, the Hon Warwick L Smith announced that he would extend the deadline for written submissions from stakeholders.

If you would like to make a submission, please do so before 5pm 4 November 2016 to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au.  Please ensure you review the following privacy notice prior to providing your submission to the Independent Review.

RDA Independent Review - Written submissions close 5pm 28 October 2016

The survey period for the submissions to ORIMA Research has now closed.  ORIMA Research will now collate the responses and provide a report to the Independent Reviewer by 28 October.
Thank you to all stakeholders who participated.

Just a reminder that the Independent Reviewer, the Hon Warwick L Smith is also accepting written submissions from stakeholders. If you wish to provide a written submission, please review the following privacy notice prior to submitting if you require your submission to be confidential.

If you would like to make a submission, please do so before 5pm 28 October 2016 to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au

RDA Independent Review - update on surveys and submissions

ORIMA Research, an independent research company, has been contracted to conduct an online survey and provide the results to inform the Independent Review of the RDA programme.

These surveys have now been sent to RDA committee members and stakeholders.

If you wish to partake in the research and have not received an email about this consultation, please email rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au to receive a survey invitation.

Please note these surveys must close by 16 October to allow time for ORIMA Research to collate the input before providing to the Independent Reviewer.

The Independent Reviewer, the Hon Warwick L Smith is also accepting written submissions from stakeholders. If you wish to provide a written submission, please review the following privacy notice prior to submitting if you require your submission to be confidential.

If you would like to make a submission, please do so before 5pm 28 October 2016 to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au

RDA Independent Review - Consultations

ORIMA Research, an independent research company, has been contracted to conduct an online survey and provide the results to inform the review. They will be undertaking stakeholder surveys during late September-early October. If you wish to partake in the research and have not received an email about this consultation, please email rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au

Please note these surveys will close by 16 October to allow time for ORIMA Research to collate the input before providing to the Independent Reviewer.

The Independent Reviewer, the Hon Warwick L Smith will attend the 2016 Regional Development Australia National Forum to present on his review, and meet with RDA stakeholders. A report will be provided to Mr Smith after the forum, which will summarise the input of the workshops held on 25 October.

All stakeholders are welcome to make submissions for the Independent Reviewer to consider up to 5pm on Friday 28 October.

No submissions can be accepted after this time.

All submissions should be sent to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au

RDA Independent Review - Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Independent Review of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) programme have been released.

The Independent Review will examine the effectiveness of the RDA programme in delivering the Australian Government's regional agenda and make recommendations regarding its future scope, structure and delivery model, in light of developments in the Australian Government's regional agenda. The review will report to the Minister by December 2016.

The Hon Warwick L Smith AM has been selected to undertake the role of the Independent Reviewer. Mr Smith has significant business experience, particularly in the telecommunications and financial services sectors, and experience working with volunteer and community organisations. He will also attend the 2016 RDA National Forum on 25 October in Albany, WA, to discuss the review with attendees.

Surveys will soon be sent to RDA committees, their stakeholders, funding partners, peak bodies and interested parties.

A dedicated mailbox has also been set up for the period of the review and all queries or written submissions can be directed to rdareview@infrastructure.gov.au

This website will be updated as the review progresses.