North Coast

Don Page reappointed as Chair of the RDA Northern Rivers Committee

Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, Nola Marino MP announced the reappointment of the Hon Don Page to Chair the RDA-Northern Rivers Committee until 30 June 2025.

“Mr Page has provided strong leadership for RDA-Northern Rivers during his time as Chair, having 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.”

“Mr Page will lead RDA-Northern Rivers 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,” Nola Marino said.

Don Page said, “I am proud to be reappointed to chair the RDA-Northern Rivers’ Committee and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to maintain strong socio-economic outcomes across the region.”

“For example, results from recent ABS data has showed that through the coordination and cooperation of public and private sectors, the Richmond-Tweed region has maintained an unemployment rate of 5.0% or less since the pandemic began, which compares well against the state average of 6.5%,” Mr Page said.

Nola Marino said, “I look forward to working with Don Page and the RDA-Northern Rivers members and staff over the coming years and encourage the community to reach out to their RDA to discuss how it can help business succeed.”

Regional Development Australia is a national network of 52 committees across Australia who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support economic and workforce development, local procurement, strategic regional planning and inform government programs and infrastructure investments.