Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Call For WA Regional Development Trust Members
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls has called for expressions of interest from prospective members of the Western Australian Regional Development Trust (WARDT).
Mr. Grylls said the trust would play an important role in determining the allocation of money from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Fund to promote and facilitate economic, business and social growth in regional WA.
“I am keen to see applications from across the State, from people who have determination and drive to make a significant contribution to developing regional Western Australia.” Mr. Grylls said.
“It will be vital to have trust members with the vision and ability to champion regional interests.”
Advertisements calling for expressions of interest for membership of the trust are being published in newspapers across WA this week.
The Department of Regional Development and Lands Acting Director General, Paul Rosair, said trust members would assist the Minister in determining investments in regional areas that would:
- Provide for infrastructure and services
- Develop and broaden the economic base
- Maximise job creation and improve career opportunities.
“Trust members will bring together people with knowledge and experience across many different fields.” Mr. Rosair said.
“This might be in areas such as economic and community development; regional development; community services; environment; communications and marketing; business or industry management; indigenous issues; financial management; education; or health all seen from a regional perspective.”
Trust member appointments would be for up to three years.
Expressions of interest close on Monday, March 1.