Working in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:

1. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to identify economic opportunities and leverage private and public sector investment to the regions;

2. Connect regional businesses, councils and industry sectors with international trade partners, financial markets and potential investors;

3. Promote and disseminate information on Australian Government policies and grant programs to state and local governments and industry, business and community sectors;

4. Support community stakeholders to develop project proposals to access funding;

5. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the local government bodies in their regions;

6. Facilitate public and private sector decentralisation;

7. Assist in the delivery of Australian Government programs, where relevant and where requested by the Minister;

8. Engage with regional entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders to explore new opportunities to grow local jobs in their regions;

9. Provide information on their region’s activities and competitive advantages to all levels of government, industry, business and community sectors; and

10. Provide evidence‐based advice to the Australian Government on critical regional development issues positively and negatively affecting their regions.