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Regional Development Australia


Regional plan template


The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development provides a template to support RDA Committees to prepare high quality RDA Regional Plans/Road Maps. Experience has shown that RDAs who closely follow this template consistently produce high quality Regional Plans.

A key feature of the template is the simplification and integration of guidance material to support RDA committees to align their Regional Plans with the template.

Each section contains a short explanation of the intended purpose and is accompanied by general guidance points.

Regional Plans should be reviewed annually and if amended significantly, they must be submitted to the Department for our review and approval prior to public release.

RDA committees with enquiries in relation to the template or the broader development of their Regional Plan can contact the Department's RDA Team for assistance and advice via

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