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Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation

Vision Statement

Working together to create a thriving future for our island communities

愿景声明 – 携手合作为我们的岛屿社区创造繁荣的未来

Pernyataan visi –Bekerjasama untuk membina masa depan yang berkembang untuk masyarakat pulu kita

Pernyataan wawasan -Sama-sama berusaha mewujudkan masa depan yang berkembang maju untuk komuniti pulau kita

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Regional Development Organisation

The Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation (IOT RDO) is one of 52 organisations located across Australia that are part of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) network. The IOT RDO team is comprised of local leaders and passionate advocates working to facilitate sustainable development in the IOT, and to build strong and confident local economies on both Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Office Holders

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Farzian Zainal

IOT RDO Chair and Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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Thomas Battcher

Deputy Chairperson

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Stephanie Lai


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David McKinney


Committee Members

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Lisa Preston

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Shanizah Grant

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Sarah Coote

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Find out more about grant funding opportunities in the Indian Ocean Territories.

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