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RDA Adelaide Projects and Communications Officer

12 June 2024

Projects & Communications Officer (0.5FTE) Work from home options available, we encourage applicants from across South Australia. Regional Development Australia Adelaide is funded by the Commonwealth Government to raise the profile of the regional South Australia and promote economic development. We are looking for a skilled professional to assist the CEO in the promotion of

Regional Leadership Function

12 June 2024

On Wednesday 5 June 2024 Hon Clare Scriven MLC Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and Regional Development South Australia hosted a cross section of the 1318 participants who undertook the Regional Leadership Development Program over the last 18 months.  Participants from all parts of the State including Port Lincoln, Copley and Mount Gambier

Annual Summit 2023

13 October 2023

Population and Prosperity Regional Population Growth for South Australia – making it happen Friday 22nd September at the Terrace Function Centre Gawler Racecourse Government, business, industry and community leaders came together recently to discuss harnessing the forward investment pipeline through growing SA’s regional population. This followed RDSA’s last two summits which focused on workforce and housing.

Regional Blueprint Released

13 October 2023

Regional Blueprint reveals $62.56 Billion Regional Investment Pipeline Regional Development Australia’s (RDA) eight South Australian branches have collaborated to produce this go to reference document for the recovery and growth of regional South Australia.  You can download here

Applications open for Deputy Chair and Board Members

10 October 2023

Join your RDA – call for local leaders to drive development Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in contributing to a committee of motivated locals who will focus on driving economic development in your region? Regional Development Australia (RDA) Adelaide is seeking regional leaders with vision, drive and

Economic Opportunity of Migration for South Australia Report

11 May 2023

RDA Adelaide commissioned BDO Australia to produce a detailed economic analysis of the opportunity for increased migration to South Australia- Economic Opportunity of Migration for South Australia: Case Studies for the Hospitality and Aged Care Industries. The report found that with 290 current vacancies in December 2022 in regional SA that in addition to the

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

19 December 2022

Regional Development Australia Adelaide is excited to announce that Kelly-Anne Saffin has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. Kelly-Anne Saffin has spent the last 10 years as CEO of Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North where she was responsible for the leadership and management of the board and the delivery

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Metro Welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

26 April 2022

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Metro is excited to announce that Chris Wood has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Chris has been a senior executive for 25 years working in international trade and investment in both the private and public sectors. He was based in Japan as a Diplomat and Trade

Regional Development South Australia Launches Rebrand and New Website

22 February 2022

Regional Development Australia’s (RDA) eight South Australian branches have collaborated to produce our invigorated new branding and website for Regional Development South Australia (RDSA). This website demonstrates collaboration across every RDA within the State as they seek to deliver both within and across the eight regions for the best possible outcomes for South Australia. Executive

RDA Adelaide Metro seeks a new CEO

21 December 2021

RDA Adelaide Metro is seeking a suitably qualified person to lead the organisation into its next stage. Applications are open until Friday 14th January 2022. Click below for the application pack and form to complete.

Regional Development South Australia is working with Operation Grain Harvest Assist to find workers in regions

8 November 2021

Operation Grain Harvest Assist (OGHA), in conjunction with Grain Producers Australia has put out a call to former ADF (Australian Defence Force) personnel to consider grain/harvest work to assist with the shortfall in workers due to COVID-19. OGHA is led in South Australia by Peter Neuhaus, who is known in the Defence space, to call

Growing our Regional Workforce Summary Paper

5 October 2021

Why are there more jobs than workers across regional South Australia? Some would say that’s a good problem to have, but for those businesses who have given up trying to employ, or reduced their opening hours or number of shifts, it’s a critical issue. Not just for seasonal but also for ongoing regional jobs. It’s

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