Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an initiative of the Australian, state, territory and local governments to support the growth and development of regional communities.
We provide a pivotal connection between community and governments for development of social, environmental, economic and governance initiatives.
We are an independent agency, an initiative of the Commonwealth government and supported by the Queensland government, assigned to provide genuine community engagement and representative feedback and propositions to governments.
Together with the community we identify and drive things that need to happen for our region’s future wellbeing.
To be the world’s leading sustainable tropical region.
To bring together, lead and support the many agencies, organisations and individuals of our region, who are focused on initiatives, programs, issues, and change, aimed at improving the long-term, sustainable growth, prosperity health and well-being of our region.
Our value proposition is that we…
Earn the trust of our stakeholders and the general community by:
- Taking a whole-of-region approach.
- Ensuring that everything we advocate and do is focused on joint economic, environmental and social goals.
- Respecting the diversity of people, geography and priorities across our community.
- Using an evidence-based approach to all issues and initiatives to guarantee our efforts are effective, accurately targeted and fiscally responsible.
For Far North Queensland, to the Torres Strait and across the Gulf to Etheridge and Croydon Shires, RDA FNQ&TS is the only development body that champions the top priority needs of the entire region, as outlined by communities in the Regional Road Map, directly to government decision makers for major investment, policy change and regulatory reform.