Our Purpose

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast is part of a national network of Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.

RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

RDA Gold Coast works in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector to carry out our core functions (see below).

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We are...

Creating a strong, confident and vibrant Gold Coast

Investment & Trade

Investment & Trade

Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to identify economic opportunities and leverage private and public sector investment to the regions

Connect regional businesses, councils and industry sectors with international trade partners, financial markets and potential investors

Funding Access

Funding Access

Support community stakeholders to develop project proposals to access funding

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the local government bodies in our region

Innovation & Jobs Growth

Innovation & Jobs Growth

Engage with regional entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders to explore new opportunities to grow local jobs in our regions

Facilitate public and private sector decentralisation

Regional Development Advice

Regional Development Advice

Provide information on our region's activities and competitive advantages to all levels of government, industry, business and community sectors

Provide evidence-based advice to the Australian Government on critical regional development issues positively and negatively affecting our region

Program Promotion & Delivery

Program Promotion & Delivery

Promote and disseminate information on Australian Government policies and grant programs to state and local governments and industry, business and community sectors

Assist in the delivery of Australian Government programs, where relevant and where requested by the Minister