City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney has been elected Regional Capitals Australia Chair.
Regional Capitals Australia was formed in 2012 to bring Australia’s 51 regional capital cities together as one unified voice to the Federal Government.
Cr Daniel Moloney said it was an honour to take up the baton as Chair and that he looked forward to continuing the great work of championing the interests of regional Australia.
“It is an important time for our association as we head into a federal election, we will be stepping up our advocacy on behalf of the one in three people who rely on our member cities for their everyday needs,” Cr Moloney said.
“The board and I will be working to ensure our members have access to much needed funding to invest in roads, rail, airports as well as digital technology, arts, culture and high quality education options.”
Cr Moloney takes over from Cr Kevin Mack who chaired RCA over the past 12 months and who retired from Albury City Council ahead of the local government elections.
Cr Moloney credited the outgoing RCA Chair with strong leadership through a difficult year.
“Cr Mack lead many delegations with senior government leaders and demonstrated the need for greater infrastructure and policy support to match the strong population growth across regional Australia – I look forward to continuing his work.”
Former City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh was also an RCA Chair in 2018-2019.