Regional Development Australia2018-09-09T12:28:35+00:00

Project Description

case study

Regional Development Australia

 RDA – Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers comprises seven local government areas and three county councils. Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council, Clarence Valley Council,  Kyogle Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council, Tweed Shire Council, Richmond River County Council.

The Northern Rivers Region of NSW is in the far north of NSW (Tweed Heads to Grafton) it includes the local government areas of Byron Bay, Tweed, Lismore, Ballina, Clarence Valley, Kyogle and Richmond Valley.

There is a high concentration of Creative Industries skilled professional’s in the region but the lack of commercial grade internet connectivity inhibits that regional asset being leveraged to it’s fullest extent for the creation of jobs to drive growth and prosperity.

Initially a 6-month contract, Kimmaree accepted a contract extension and stayed on for 11-months during a time when the new federal government was reviewing all boards and the role of RDA’s across Australia.

Major public submissions and media issued during Kimmaree’s term in the CEO contract include:

MEDIA:

“The Numbers” Northern Star newspaper column
ABC North Coast Radio Interview

MAJOR SUBMISSIONS:

REBUILDING NSW – REGIONAL PRIORITIES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Download Submission

REVIEW OF REGULATORY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK (NBN)

Download Submission
Visit RDA-NR Website Post
ZNet Tech Industry Commentary on the Submission
Download from RDA-NR Website
News Coverage – Northern Star

THE AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS WHITE PAPER

Download Submission
Download from RDA-NR Website

ROLE

Chief Executive Officer

Public Officer (Board Secretary)

INDUSTRY

Regional Development

Non-Government Organisation (NGO)

YEAR

2014

VISIT CLIENT WEBSITE
VISIT RDA NATIONAL WEBSITE

Let’s Work Together

LET’S TALK

Corporate Workshop Facilitation

For your Executive Planning Retreat, Strategy Day or Change Management Implementation Briefing – Kimmaree Thompson can facilitate and co-ordinate the logistics so that everything runs smoothly and you get documented key deliverables.

At your site or off-site in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Byron Bay.