Our Vision: To be the world’s leading sustainable tropical region.
RDA Far North Queensland & Torres Strait (RDA FNQ&TS) encompasses 21 local government areas from Torres to Kowanyama, across to Croydon and Cardwell on the east coast. Our region covers for 15.8% of Queensland’s land mass and has over 270,000 people. We operate within a regional economic development framework to promote long-term regional economic and social growth to achieve our vision of being the world’s leading sustainable tropical region. RDA FNQ&TS was incorporated in 2010 as a not-for-profit association, funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
Value & Benefits
RDA FNQ&TS supports projects, policies and programmes designed to strengthen human capital, improve productivity, invest in infrastructure, increase access to markets, build our regional comparative advantage and business competitiveness leading to increased economic activity and the creation of new jobs along with social prosperity. RDA FNQ&TS builds, sustains and brokers collaborative partnerships to deliver regional outcomes across a diverse range of stakeholders utilizing the networks and capacity of its 14 member volunteer Committee drawn from leaders and experts from across the region. Collaborative partnerships are the foundation to our work. RDA FNQ&TS actively promotes Australian Government programmes and supports community and industry to access funding sources to deliver on economic development outcomes, with a strong focus on infrastructure related funding opportunities.
RDA FNQ&TS supports projects, secures investment, sorts policy problems and connects the region.