Rural Lifestyle Options Australia
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Rural Lifestyle Options Australia


Rural Lifestyle Options Australia (RLOA) has been supporting people with disabilities and their families for 24 years throughout the Scenic Rim of South-East Queensland and more recently registered to provide services in NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS. RLOA enrich the lives of people with disabilities by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life. By offering services like mental health, community aged care, supported holidays, fee for service, supported accommodation, respite and my life my choice self-directed services. RLOA ensures people with a disability can enjoy the lifestyle that their world heritage location offers.

Since 2015 CBA has been working with the board, CEO and senior staff on key governance projects. These projects including governance reviews and plans, Board and executive staff performance reviews and Director recruitment processes have provided RLOA with a strong governance framework, practical tools and resources to support volunteer Board Directors successfully guide and lead in a time of significant reform of the disability and aged care sectors.


Support for the CEO, Chair and Board Directors in practical governance training and development

Access to legal and other specialist consultants

Facilitation of governance review

Documentation of board governance improvement plans

Facilitation of CEO performance review process

Development of working relationship guideline and protocols with Board, CEO and senior staff

Recruitment of new Board Directors


Governance improvement and action plans developed and implemented

Transition of legal structure from an Incorporated Association to a Company Ltd

Governance policy and practice implemented

Established performance review of the CEO

Recruitment of three (3) highly skilled independent directors

“Working with Patrick and Community Business Australia meant that we were about to transition from a Management Committee to a Board of Directors, including assisting the organisation to successful transition from an Association to a Company Ltd. Patrick was a valuable source of advice in relation to good governance principles and assisted the Board to develop action plans, complete Board and CEO reviews as well as successfully recruiting highly skilled Directors for our Board. Regardless of the size of your organisation, I would recommend engaging the expertise of Patrick and Community Business Australia.”

Carole Caswell – Chair