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Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation inviting expressions of interest for membership

Number: IOTRDO001/2021

Date: 26 May 2021

The Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation (RDO) is inviting expressions of interest for membership from residents of the Indian Ocean Territories.

The RDO is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. It manages projects funded by the Australian Government, including for the implementation of the Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Strategic Plans.

Over the past year, these projects provided support to the local tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, the RDO led the filming and broadcasting of a successful series of stories on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on the Destination WA TV programme on Channel 9. The RDO has also commissioned the development of a destination marketing plan and comprehensive marketing strategy for tourism in the Indian Ocean Territories . The RDO has recently signed off on a partnership with Phosphate Resources Limited to develop a concept plan for mountain-biking trails on Christmas Island.

The RDO’s achievements are testament to its enthusiastic, passionate and diverse membership. I would like to thank all RDO members for their assistance and support over the past year.

I particularly thank Andrea Selvey, former Secretary of the RDO and CEO of the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands for her valuable contributions, unwavering dedication and passion for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the RDO. We wish her the best as she takes on her new role in Carnavon, Western Australia.

In accordance with the RDO’s constitution, I am now formally calling for expressions of interest to fill vacating voluntary community representative positions commencing Thursday, 1 July 2021. Our constitution allows for vacating members to re-nominate for an additional term, however it must be in line with this formal expression of interest process.

If you reside in the Indian Ocean Territories and are committed to the development of our communities’, I encourage you to register your interest in joining the RDO by completing the application form and email it to rdo@indianoceanterritories.com.au along with a copy of your curriculum vitae by 4:00pm Christmas Island time Friday, 18  June 2021.

Natasha Griggs
Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands