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What is the purpose of Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland?
RDA Townsville and North West Queensland is part of a network of 56 Regional Development Australia (RDA) organisations that have been created across Australia with the aim of strengthening and building regional communities.
What makes the RDA Townsville and North West Queensland different to other institutions and organisations in the region?
RDA Townsville and North West Queensland is a not-for-profit community-based organisation led by volunteers from a diverse cross section of society, local communities, businesses and local government.
RDA Townsville and North West Queensland is a partnership between all three levels of government, Commonwealth, State and Local and is therefore uniquely placed to bring all three levels of government together to address local challenges and priorities.
RDA will play a key regional leadership role by building partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, the private business sector, communities and other regional stakeholders.
What is the RDA Townsville and North West Queensland chartered to do?
RDA Townsville and North West Queensland will work with all sectors of the community, including women, young people, Indigenous Australians and people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
A key focus of RDA Townsville and North West Queensland will be on the economic, social and environmental issues affecting communities. RDA Townsville and North West Queensland will:
- Support informed regional planning;
- Consult and engage with the community on economic, social and environmental issues, solutions and priorities;
- Liaise with governments and local communities about government programs, services, grants and initiatives for regional development; and
- Contribute to business growth plans and investment strategies, environmental solutions and social inclusion strategies.