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Strategic Overview

The Northern Inland Region of New South Wales covers 98,606 sq kms in the north of NSW.
The Northern Inland borders Queensland and lies mainly to the west of the Great Dividing Range. The region is geographically varied incorporating three geographic areas, the New England plateau and gorge country, the North West Slopes and the North West Plains.
The Regional Development Australia Committee – Northern Inland (RDA-NI) is contracted by the Australian Government, through the Department of Regional Australia, and the New South Wales Government through the Department of Trade, Industry, Regional Infrastructure and Services to act as a primary link between  government, business and the community in the Northern region. The RDA –NI Committee aims to improve the economic, physical and social conditions of communities across the region. The RDA-NI Committee is a key facilitator of change and development in the region and facilitates whole-of-government responses to opportunities in our communities.
The RDANI Committee has three core responsibilities from which its main activity is derived. These responsibilities are set out in the organisation’s charter and will comprise the framework on which this and the Annual Business Plan develops. In order to achieve these responsibilities the RDA-NI Committee will work with regional communities and organisations to assist with the development of projects and initiatives.
Core Responsibilities include;
  • Regional business growth plans and strategies which will help support economic development , the creation of new jobs, skills development and business investment;
  • Environmental solutions which will support ongoing sustainability and the management of climate change (including the impact of drought ,flood or bushfires); and
  • Social Inclusion strategies which will bring together and support all members of the community.

The RDA-NI Committee in consultation with the community, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and all levels of government will determine local priorities and the resources to match. It will have the responsibility to discuss the priorities with stakeholders and through consultation promote solutions.