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16 July 2015 Posted by 

Doctors Lang and Taggart to lead RDA

WESTERN Sydney businessman, Dr Jim Taggart OAM has been appointed as the Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA).

RDA has also welcomed Dr Robert Lang as the organisation’s Chair.

Federal Member for Mitchell Alex Hawke said the three-year appointments will provide leadership to RDA Sydney to develop a model where all three tiers of government work together.

“I welcome the appointment of Dr Robert Lang as Chair and Professor Jim Taggart OAM as Deputy Chair of RDA Sydney,” Alex Hawke said.

“Jim Taggart is a community stalwart in the Hills district, well known for his business success in the field of financial planning, insurance and more recently as a motivational speaker. Jim’s credentials include; past President of the Association of Financial Advisors for Australia, and a Board member of Asia Pacific Life Insurance Council.

“He is also actively involved in community activities such as Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Board member of North West Disability Services, Gremmo Homes Charity Touch Football Carnival and Board member of the Western Sydney Academy of Sport."

Dr Taggart is also Chairman of the Greater Western Sydney Regional Roundtable, which is an influential forum sponsored by WSBA and some of the region's leading businesses.

“The RDA committees will play an important role in linking local, state and federal governments to address critical issues in our region. They will also help in guiding community groups and local stakeholders to access public or private funding opportunities, including the Australian Government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.”

Regional Development Australia consists of a national network of 55 committees designed to strongly focus on regional economic development and facilitate local projects that aim to make a difference in their local communities.

The Chair and Deputy Chair will now move to appoint a team of active local community leaders to support them.

Alex Hawke thanked retiring committee Chairs and members for their service and wished the new committees well as they work to deliver stronger local regions. More information on the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund is available at:



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