Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) comprises a small team of dedicated staff and a committee of local people jointly funded by both the Australian and the New South Wales State Governments. RDA Committees are strong advocates for their region and drivers of change and, as such, have a pivotal role in fostering regional economic development. We aim to be the driver of business growth, new jobs, skills development and business investment within the Northern Inland region.
The RDA network strengthens partnership across all three tiers of government, regional business and the wider community to boost the economic capability and performance of regions. RDA Committees are active in promoting Australian Government and NSW Government programmes and shepherding communities towards appropriate funding sources that will assist projects that work towards economic development.
RDANI is a not-for-profit community based organisation with all committee members and staff having a broad and diverse skills base with extensive networks including local Governments, the private sector, education and health.We use a regional economic development framework to promote long-term regional economic growth and provide a practical focus for strengthening our region.
The Northern Inland Innovation Awards is an annual awards program aimed at recognising and encouraging businesses, individuals and organisations based in the Northern Inland region who are responsible for developing some of this nation's leading innovative products and approaches across a broad range of industry sectors.
The general public are invited to attend the gala awards night in Inverell on the 18th of November to celebrate the innovative businesses and indviduals in our region. To find out more go to the NIIA website: www.niia.com.au