The Australian Government’s vision for regional Australia is one of strong, connected regions that:
Regions that our First Nations people have every opportunity to engage in and shape, and where people, businesses and investments thrive.
Regional Development Australia Committees (RDAs) are critical to the delivery of this vision, including supporting the successful implementation of the Australian Government’s Regional Investment Framework (RIF), which will guide a more coordinated approach to regional development, underpinned by local engagement.
RDAs play a role in helping to drive economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in regions through facilitating investment in community, industry and the environment. RDAs assist to bridge the regional development gaps in regions by working with a broad range of stakeholders across sectors and supporting the delivery of identified Australian Government strategic priorities.
As representatives of our local community, RDA Gold Coast will:
Focus our activities and strategy on delivery of the RIF in our region, including investment in people, places, services, and industries and local economies
Contribute relevant data and local intelligence to support the evidence base to inform regional development strategies, program design and policy responses
Facilitate meaningful engagement across the three levels of government to ensure investments deliver better outcomes for regions
Support the Government’s ambition of ‘no one held back and no one left behind’
Collaborate with integrity, transparency, respect and accountability
Support gender equality opportunities in our region
Engage with diverse communities, especially First Nations people