Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC) sought feedback on their Strategic Regional Plan 2023-33 during a region wide tour and survey during May and June 2023. Download your copy here.
The Albanese Government released on 9 May 2023 their new Regional Investment Framework. This is a new a blueprint for how they will work with regional communities to address the diverse needs across the nation. The Strategic Regional Plan tour helped gather further input from the Mid North Coast community to recast the plan in accordance with the new Regional Investment Framework.
“The plan fills a gap in Mid North Coast regional economic development planning, as there are no other strategies which focus on this area as a distinct economic region,” said Dr Madeleine Lawler, CEO of RDAMNC.
“This plan is designed to provide a multi-level government lens on the regional priorities for the Mid North Coast and will assist local governments and non-profits in ensuring their planned projects and proposals are in line with national priorities for regional Australia.”
The RDAMNC team conducted briefing sessions in every Local Government Area, beginning in the Bellinger Valley on the 24 May, and concluding with Coffs Harbour on 20 June 2023.
“Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast is fortunate to represent one of the most environmentally abundant regions in Australia, which offers its residents an enviable lifestyle in a beautiful, natural environment, with unique and thriving regional towns and cities,” said Kieren Dell, Chair of RDAMNC.
“We see our role as a connector between regional communities, business, government and not-for-profits, a facilitator of change, and an independent voice for our region. We will continue to support the Mid North Coast well into the future.”
Contact: Madeleine Lawler