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Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) comprises a small team of dedicated staff and a committee of local people funded by the Australian Government.  RDA Committees are strong advocates for their region and drivers of change and, as such, have a pivotal role in fostering regional economic development.


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.


Our activities can be grouped into five broad themes:

• People and skills—human capital, particularly the education and skills required to take advantage of a region’s comparative and competitive advantages;

• Sustainable regional communities—the combination of policies, and investment in services and social infrastructure that help deliver economically, environmentally and socially sustainable communities and population growth;

• Connecting to markets—access to international, national and regional markets, whether by road, rail, air, sea and the internet;

• Comparative advantage and business competitiveness—helping regions to make the most of their strengths or comparative advantages, including through economic diversification, to foster their national and international competitiveness; and

• Partnerships and planning—effective partnerships that span sectors and the three levels of government, including integrated regional planning which aligns the objectives of government, business and the community to coordinate development efforts at different levels.


Download the Regional Plan here.