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Roles and functions of RDA

Advice, consultation and community engagement

• Consult with regional stakeholders on needs and priorities
• Provide a two-way conduit for information and advice between communities and government
• Engage with all levels of government, regional stakeholders and communities in developing solutions to regional needs and priorities

Regional planning

• Develop strategic regional plans in collaboration with Australian, State/territory and local governments
• Annual reporting against milestones/performance indicators
• Annual analysis against a different area of Government policy each year

Whole of government activities

• First point of contact for agency consultations
• First-stop-shop for Australian government. services/programs
• Contribute to other national agendas from a regional perspective (eg. social inclusion, climate change)
• Administer third party contracts for other agencies as required

Promotion of Australian Government programs

• Provide information to regional stakeholders about government programs, particularly regional
• Identify and assist in the development of regional projects
• Provide advice/assistance with leveraging additional funding towards regional projects
• Provide relevant advice on applications/applicants to assessors in the department (as required)

Community development

• Regional advocacy
• Support and training
• Network building and leadership development
• Solution brokers
• Partnership brokers

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 RDA Role and Responsibilities (58kb)

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.