Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an initiative of the Australian Government that aims to enhance the growth and development of regional areas by bringing together the three levels of government (Federal, State and Local) to provide a strategic and targeted response to issues in regional areas.
RDA Goldfields Esperance is one of 55 committees representing regional areas across Australia.
The Hon. Dr John McVeigh MP is the Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government.
The new Charter for Regional Development Australia was released in August 2017 and outlines a new direction for RDA's across Australia.
Strong, Confident and Vibrant Regions
A New Charter for Regional Development Australia
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.
Working in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:
In Western Australia, the RDA network comprises nine regional RDA Committees which are non-profit community incorporated associations, based in the following regions:
A map of the WA RDA Committee boundaries can be found at: https://rda.gov.au/files/rda_map_westernaustralia.pdf
RDA Chairs and Committee members contribute their time and have a personal commitment to working in partnership with all levels of government for the benefit of their local and regional communities.
Each RDA Committee receives funding from the Australian Government and uses these funds for approved projects, employing staff, undertaking administrative operations and to implement the RDA Charter.