RDA National Forum

[L-R] Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, Carol Cashman (Chair, RDA Sunshine Coast), Jason Law (Deputy Chair, RDA Sunshine Coast) Our Chair Carol Cashman, Deputy Chair Jason Law, and Director Regional Development Phil Harman attended the RDA National Forum in Canberra from 15-17 August. The Forum was a […]

Committee member profile: Jason Law (Deputy Chair)

Jason is the National General Manager for Local Government and Smart Cities at Telstra. Jason has held a diverse range of senior roles across marketing, operations, sales and retail channels and is accountable for the development and execution of Telstra’s Local Government and Smart City strategy. Jason’s extensive 29 year experience in the industry coupled with […]


Grow Global

Expand your knowledge of entering the US market. The Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs Monday 3rd Sept (10:30 – 12:30) Tuesday 11th Sept (TBA) Fine-tune your pitch and gain ideas and connections from Heather MacKenzie, an experienced entrepreneur based in Colorado. Ten local businesses will have the opportunity to participate in a two-hour workshop on the adoption of […]


Over $3m awarded to Sunshine Coast projects in BBRF Round 2

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to award $3,168,439 to four Coast projects under Round Two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Infrastructure Projects stream. The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government announced the projects to be funded under the highly competitive […]


Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2018

RDA Sunshine Coast is proud to support the Sunshine Coast’s longest established business awards – which have been celebrating business success since 1995. This year they are managed by the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance – bringing a stronger, region-wide focus to the prestigious awards. The Sunshine Coast’s longest established business awards have been celebrating business success since […]

Committee Members, News

Committee member profile: Carol Cashman [Chair]

Carol served on the Brisbane City Council for 16 years where her portfolio was planning and development. She was responsible for introducing Neighbourhood Planning that was a successful and award winning citywide communication and planning project that engaged residents in how and where to plan for the growth of the city into the future. Earlier, she […]


Message from RDA Sunshine Coast: July Newsletter

Thriving Regional Centres  Around Australia, regional towns have been struggling with declining populations and online shopping eating away at traditional retail. Gulargambone, a small town in central-west New South Wales is aiming to buck this trend by using art and culture to spur economic growth. Key sites around town have been painted by globally renowned […]