Our Role

Supporting economic development in Queensland's regions

Regional Development Australia (RDA), an initiative of the Australian Government, is a national network of committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of Australia’s regions.

RDAs have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

Our role as a capital city RDA is to work with capital city stakeholders to facilitate opportunities for Queensland’s regions:

Engaging with businesses


Engaging with city-based businesses to promote decentralisation / regionalisation outcomes

The Premier visits the Queensland and Commonwealth Collaboration and Showcase, April 2018

Influencing & advocating

Influencing and advocating capital city stakeholders in the development of policies, strategies and planning outcomes that support the economic growth of regions



Identifying other city-based allies and regional development advocates to identify ideas and opportunities for economic development in the regions



Promoting the RDA model and value proposition to city-based stakeholders