Our Committee


What is an RDA Committee?

Regional Development Australia Committees are locally managed, non-profit, community-based organisations jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments.

RDA Pilbara is a part of a national network of RDA committees serving rural, regional, remote and urban communities across Australia.

What is the purpose of RDA Pilbara?

Our committee is committed to developing and growing the Pilbara region by engaging in the following activities:

  • Consult and engage with the community on economic, social, cultural and environmental issues, solutions and priorities
  • Liaise with governments and local communities about government programmes, services, grants and initiatives for regional development
  • Support informed regional planning
  • Contribute to business growth plans and investment strategies, environmental solutions and social inclusion strategies in their region

Introducing our Committee

Selected for their leadership and dedication to the community the RDA Pilbara Committee consists of 9 strong voices from the Pilbara region.

  Chairperson: Fiona White-Hartig 

Fiona White-Hartig has resided in the City of Karratha in the Pilbara region for many years. 
Fiona White-Hartig is currently Chair of RDA Pilbara, President of the Wickham Community Association, Chair of the Karratha Emergency Relief Organisation, President of the Wickham Youth Group and President of the Karratha branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
Ms White-Hartig has trained and worked extensively with youth, in disability services and Indigenous engagement.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Sociology from Murdoch University (1992) and her previous experience includes appointments with ACT Youth Justice, Qamby Youth Detention Centre, Family and Children's Services, Karratha Youth Housing Project, Intellectual Disability Rights Service, Jobsolve, Karinjini Aboriginal Corporation and Karratha College.





Committee Members:

David Yakas

Kerry White

Robert Leeds         

Teresa Lewis


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Email officemanager@rdapilbara.org.au
Regional Development Australia - Pilbara
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Karratha WA 6714

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