WA announces reform of Regional Development Commissions
Western Australia has announced it will reform its nine Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) in line with a review into their structure requested by the State Cabinet’s Economic Expenditure and Reform Committee.
The reforms will focus on streamlining regional investment blueprints and represents the first review of the RDCs in their 18 year history.
“The State Government has determined the RDCs will remain as individual statutory authorities but the will be asked to work closely with the WA Planning Commission to produce detailed blueprints to identify service gaps and investment opportunities,” State Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls.
“The State Government also proposes to adopt the review’s recommendation to appoint an independent executive chair to head up the council which will have a renewed State-wide focus on setting strategic directions, policy prioritisation and strategies common to all RDCs,” he said.
Further information on the Government’s response to the RDC review is available at http://www.rdl.wa.gov.au/RDCreport