Charters Towers mayor Frank Beveridge has been reappointed as chair of the Regional Development Authority for Townsville and North West Queensland, for a term stretching to June 2025.
Announcing the appointment, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino said Cr Beveridge had provided strong leadership during his time as chair.
He had successfully steered the committee through the challenges of 2020 and, along with the members and staff, provided great support for the region’s business community and future economic development.
“Cr Beveridge will lead RDA Townsville and North West Queensland under a refreshed charter that focuses their role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities and through this, creating jobs and economic growth for our regions,” she said.
Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of committees
who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.
Cr Beveridge said he was honoured to accept the reappointment as RDA chair.
“I am very proud of our track record of implementing economic development initiatives in the region and look forward to working with our committee and staff, alongside all levels of government, business and communities to grow a strong, confident and vibrant region,” he said.
As all committee member terms expire on March 31, 2021, RDA will soon be calling for applications for all committee positions. More at www.rdanwq.org.au