Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance


Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of committee 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 opportunity and attract investment.

RDA Goldfields Esperance (RDAGE) is one of 52 committees representing regional areas across Australia.

RDAGE is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

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:

 

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  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.

WA RDA Network

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. 

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