Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a nationwide initiative of the Commonwealth Government.
RDA aims to work with State and Local Government for the betterment of regional Australia and to provide a framework for reporting to Canberra the issues facing the regions. Key functions include:
work with Commonwealth priorities and advise on infrastructure/project funding (RDA Fund);
act as a two-way conduit providing advice to and from the Australian Government;
contribute to strategic regional planning and regional development and community initiatives;
promote whole-of-Government programs, policies and initiatives; and
establish links and co-operative alliances by working with regional communities, other regional development organisations including the WA Regional Development Commissions, neighbouring RDAs and local governments to promote regional development.
RDA - South West is one of nine Western Australian bodies among the 55 RDA areas nationwide. The network is led by the Hon Simon Crean.
Our value statements are:
Mission - A Commonwealth initiative, RDA-South West will work co-operatively and build partnerships with governments, business and the community to advance the prosperity and exceptional lifestyle enjoyed by the region.
Vision - RDA-South West is a trusted and passionate conduit to the Commonwealth and regional facilitator of positive change.