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Regional Development Australia

MoU to promote cross border arrangements between southern NSW and Capital region

30 October 2018

On Monday 29th October, RDA Southern Inland and RDA ACT formalised their agreement to collaborate and to work together on relevant cross border plans and initiatives, including the opportunity to facilitate international export amongst local producers.

The two RDAs have recently developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), designed to establish a framework for implementing a program of cooperation on mutually-determined activities, related to regional economic development.

The MoU will formalise and strengthen the relationship between the two RDAs and will result in a greater understanding and ability to work on common priorities and themes as well as being able to promote the wider region.

The RDA Chairs, board members and CEOs of both groups met at the RDA Office in Goulburn to sign the MoU witnessed by the Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor and Rhonda Lawrie from the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

“Our focus is to grow strong communities and maximise their development within the ACT and southern NSW region,” Mr Cooke, Chair of RDA Southern Inland said.

For more information about RDA Southern Inland cross-border arrangements, see here.

RDA ACT Chair Ross MacDiarmid said Canberra relies on the Southern Inland region and vice versa.

“It is critical that we have these relationships, whether it be around energy policy or agricultural and export”, he said.

For more information about RDA ACT cross-border arrangements, see here.