RDA Barossa Roadmap sets clear strategic regional vision
Published: 23rd October 2012
The importance of the RDA Barossa (South Australia) Regional Roadmap has been identified at a recent symposium.
While speaking at the Adelaide University’s Natural Resources in Demand symposium, Professor Randy Stringer referred to the importance of RDA Barossa’s Regional Roadmap in setting a clear regional economic agenda.
“Recognising the importance of food production and farmlands, the RDA Barossa Regional Roadmap clearly identifies agriculture food and wine as fundamental to the regional economy,” Professor Stringer said.
The symposium brought together research and policy experts to consider the expected global population of nine billion people by 2050, and discuss global and local perspectives on demand for land and natural resources.
The recently updated Regional Roadmap was launched on Tuesday 9 October 2012 and includes local and regional issues and priorities that will inform planning and resourcing at the three levels of government. It aims to develop place-based potential in Barossa, focus on the region’s smart specialisations and naturally occurring industry clusters, and to identify and develop opportunities connected with the economic base of agriculture, food, wine and tourism.
Each of the 55 RDA committees across Australia produces a Regional Plan, or Roadmap, which outlines priorities for the region and guides them in strengthening their communities.
For more information and to read the 2012 Roadmap, visit the RDA Barossa website.