Regional Profile 2013 Posted on September 24, 2013

Regional Development Australia Gold Coast (RDAGC) has released a comprehensive Regional Profile for the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast is a diverse and robust regional community relatively dependent upon traditional economic sectors such as tourism, construction and retail.

In order to address the challenges and opportunities facing the region, RDAGC has been working with a variety of business, government, community and environmental groups to identify the Gold Coast regional priorities.

These priorities form the basis of the 2013-2016 Regional Plan (previously known at the Roadmap). The Regional Plan will be released by RDAGC in the near future. The recent Federal Election has delayed the publication.

The framework created identifies five signficant priorities for the region:

  • economic diversity
  • investment and infrastructure
  • digital innovation
  • workforce
  • sustainable communities


A collaborative, purpose driven approach is required to overcome the challenges facing the region and address these priorities; this has been identified in the Regional Plan as regional leadership.

The Regional Plan framework is underpinned by this body of research, the 2013 Regional Profile.

This profile outlines a complex and fluctuating regional economy and provides a detailed overview of key economic, social and environmental metrics over time.

Please click here for a copy of the report.



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