Please join us in congratulating RDA Townsville and North West Queensland,  CEO Glenys Schuntner who has been appointed as Chair  of the Advisory Group on Northern Australia and Professor Allan Dale of Tropical Regional Development, James Cook University, who has also been appointed to the group.

The Advisory Group will provide expert advice to the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt and the Ministerial Forum on Northern Development.

Minister Pitt will drive the development of a new five year plan for northern Australia, for the next phase of development under the 2015 White Paper on Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.