Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of Committees made up of local leaders
who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic
development of their regions.
RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on
growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize
on economic opportunity and attract investment.

Committee

Meet the members of Regional Development Peel’s Committee.

 

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Economic Development

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.
RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

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Our Activities

Operating under a National Charter RDAs have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

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RDA Committees are funded to:

Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to identify economic opportunities and leverage private and public sector investment to the regions.
Connect regional businesses, councils and industry sectors with international trade partners, financial markets and potential investors;
Promote and disseminate information on Australian Government policies and grant programs to state and local governments and industry, business and community sectors.
Support community stakeholders to develop project proposals to access funding.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the local government bodies in their regions.
Facilitate public and private sector decentralisation.
Assist in the delivery of Australian Government programs, where relevant and where requested by the Minister;
Engage with regional entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders to explore new opportunities to grow local jobs in their regions.
Provide information on their region’s activities and competitive advantages to all levels of government, industry, business and community sectors.
Provide evidenceā€based advice to the Australian Government on critical regional development issues positively and negatively affecting their regions.