Gold Coast RDAF Projects Move To Next Stage Of Assessment Posted on February 14, 2013

Regional Development Australia Gold Coast has welcomed the announcement of the projects proceeding to full application stage for Round Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). 

Round Four will allocate $175 million through grants of between $500,000 and $15 million for priority regional infrastructure projects that also leverage funding from state and local governments and the private sector.

The projects selected to proceed to the final stage of the application process will deliver real benefits to local communities. RDA Gold Coast had to make some hard decisions and selected projects that meet clearly identified regional priorities. RDA Gold Coast received high quality Expressions of Interest for important projects and congratulates all proponents.

"We received a number of high quality project proposals and it was difficult to choose those that will proceed to the final stage of the application process," Executive Officer, Ian Pritchard said.

"The projects are backed by a strong level of community support and are ready to proceed. They will each have a positive long term impact on our region and neighbouring regions."

Projects selected to proceed to full application in the Gold Coast region are:

  • Gold Coast Child and Family Centre of Excellence (ACT for Kids)
  • Broadwater Parklands Stage 3 (Gold Coast City Council)
  • Gold Coast Regional Youth & Sports Centre (Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association)


A list of projects selected to proceed to full application is available here.

The closing date for full applications is Thursday 11th April 2013. The Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport will assess all applications to ensure compliance with the Guidelines.

Eligible applications will then be assessed by an independent Advisory Panel and funded projects will be announced from June onwards.

The RDAF is worth almost $1 billion over five years and is designed to boost economic and community development. It is part of the Australian Government's commitment to regional Australia.

For questions relating to the application and assessment process please contact RDA Gold Coast Executive Officer, Ian Pritchard on 5583 5095 or

For any additional information email


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