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About Regional Development Australia (RDA)

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian Government Initiative to support the growth and development of Australia’s regions. RDA was an outcome from a Council of Australian Government’s scheme to merge the activities of the previous national Area Consultative Committees with the state regional development boards.

The role of RDA committees is to build partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the regions of Australia.

This RDA initiative is being delivered through a national network of 55 committees and we are the Regional Development Australia Committee for the Moreton Bay Region.

Collaborating with other RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:

a)      Facilitate regional economic development outcomes, investment, local procurement and jobs.
b)      Promote greater regional awareness of and engagement with Australian Government policies, grant programs and research.
c)      Improve Commonwealth regional policy making by providing intelligence and evidence-based advice to the Australian
……..Government on regional development issues.
d)     Co-ordinate the development of a strategic regional plan, or work with suitable existing regional plans that will align with the
……..Commonwealth’s regional priorities.