New South Wales RDA committees
In New South Wales (NSW) RDA is funded by the Australian and NSW Governments and administered by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, and the NSW Department of Trade and Investment.
In NSW there are 14 RDA committees who are working to develop solutions to the economic, social and environmental issues affecting their communities. RDA committees have developed:
- regional business growth plans and strategies, which will help support economic development, the creation of new jobs, skills development, business investment and utilise fast speed broadband
- environmental solutions, which will support ongoing sustainability and the management of climate change (including the impact of drought, flood or bushfires, restoration of the Murray-Darling Basin and clean energy), and
- social inclusion strategies, which will bring together and support all members of the community.
In consultation with the community, business, non-profit organisations and all levels of government, RDA committees in NSW aim to articulate local priorities, identify and align resources, engage stakeholders and promote solutions. In doing this, RDA committees will support the development of regional communities across NSW.
Further information on the role of RDA in NSW can be found at the NSW Department of Trade and Investment website.