RDA HUNTER COLLABORATES TO HELP GROW AND SUSTAIN THE HUNTER’S ECONOMY FOR THE FUTURE
RDA Hunter leads and facilitates collaborations between industry, education, research and government to help deliver a strong local economy, investment, jobs growth and workforce development in the Hunter region.
As part of its future-focused charter to improve the region’s international competitiveness – which is dependent on a skilled workforce – RDA Hunter partners industry and schools to develop a cohort of future employees that have technical and enterprise skills, are familiar with industrial workplaces and are motivated to pursue STEM careers.
RDA Hunter is part of an Australia-wide network of RDAs.
THE RDA NETWORK
Who we are
Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of 52 committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the development of their regions.
This Australian Government initiative brings together all levels of government to support the development of regional Australia. It is funded by the Australian Government and by state, territory and local governments in some jurisdictions. It is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.
What we do
Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee members are local people developing local solutions to local issues. They build partnerships to develop strategies and deliver sustainable infrastructure and services to their regions.
They also work with each other to identify issues that cross regions.
As the regional development voice of their communities, RDA committees:
– consult and engage with communities
– promote and participate in regional programs and initiatives
– provide information and advice on their region to all levels of government, and
– support informed regional planning
Each RDA committee has developed a Regional Plan which outlines priorities for the region and guides them in strengthening their communities.