Our Department

The RDA is a national network of 50 committees across Australia’s capital cities and regions, including the Indian Ocean Territories, Norfolk Island and Jervis Bay Territory.

The committees are made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, industry and community groups to support the development of their regions. RDA Mid North Coast is one of these committees.

Regional Development Australia is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department). RDA Mid North Coast works in close partnership with the Department, particularly with regard to our Mid North Coast Regional Plan and the National Stronger Regions Fund.

RDA Charter

The RDA Charter emphasises greater strategic alignment across all levels of government and regional planning and identifies and advocates important long-term investment priorities.

Collaborating with other RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:

As representatives of their local communities and in collaboration with other RDAs, all levels of Government and local businesses, RDAMNC will:

  • focus their activities and strategy on delivery of the Regional Investment Framework (RIF) in their region, including investment in people, places, services, and industries and local economies
  • support regional stakeholders, including local government and the not-for-profit-sector, to seek grant opportunities that advance strategic regional priorities
  • support decarbonisation efforts and the transformation to a net zero economy and enable regional linkages between sectors to achieve these aims
  • build the evidence for economic development, including innovation and diversification strategies
  • facilitate meaningful engagement across the three levels of government to ensure investments deliver better outcomes for regions, and
  • contribute relevant data and local intelligence to support the evidence base to inform regional development strategies, program design and policy responses.

RDAMNC will use our local, cross-sector expertise and regional voice to:

  • collaborate with integrity, transparency, respect and accountability
  • engage with diverse communities, especially First Nations people
  • support the Government’s ambition of ‘no one held back and no one left behind’, and
  • support gender equality opportunities in their regions. Minister for Regional Development, Local Government