RDA HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ENSURING THE LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF AUSTRALIA'S REGIONS.
Regional Development Australia is a partnership between the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments intended to develop and strengthen regional communities of Australia.
RDA works with key stakeholders and partners with a focus on regional economic development. RDA supports the growth and development of regional communities across the country. The national network of 55 RDA regions is made up of committed volunteers who represent the best interests of the community, business and Local Government sectors to boost the economic capability and performance of their regions.
RDA will facilitate policies, programmes and projects designed to strengthen human capital, productivity, infrastructure, access to markets, regional comparative advantage and business competitiveness, leading to increased economic activity and the creation of new jobs, along with improved standards of living and working conditions.
There are three key functions that underpin the role of the national network of RDA committees:
- Undertake regional planning that takes into account the unique characteristics, opportunities and challenges of a region, and aligns with the plans of all levels of government, and tailors responses accordingly.
- Engage with stakeholders to identify initiatives that will deliver economic growth that makes a lasting difference to their communities.
- Build partnerships, harness local leadership, marshal support, and encourage cooperation between stakesholders to drive regional priorities.
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