About Us

Regional Development Australia Network

For more information on the RDA Network throughout Australia please visit the RDA website

What makes the RDA Townsville and North West Queensland Committee different to other regional economic development organisations in the region?

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52 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees across Australia are part of a national network funded by the Australian Government.

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RDA Chairs are appointed by the Australian Government Minister for Regional Development.  

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Anyone from the region can nominate to become a Committee member. Appointments are based on the nominees’ strong links in the community with experience in local government, the private business sector and/or community work.

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Our Committee operates as a not-for-profit incorporated association with all Committee members being unpaid volunteers. There are no sitting fees and Committee members are only reimbursed for direct expenses to attend meetings.

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RDA does not have a paid membership structure. RDA works with all regional economic development stakeholders to create outcomes to benefit the region and its communities.

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The large region covered by our RDA includes 100% of the area covered by Townsville Enterprise Limited, 100% of the area covered by the Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone Inc (MITEZ), most of the area covered by Gulf Savannah Development Inc (GSD) and part of the area covered by the Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD). We collaborate with all four of these membership-based economic development organisations.

Our Region

Information and Statistics about Townsville and North West QLD

Grants and Funding

For the latest information on Grants and Funding

Regional Employment Trials Program

A Local Employment Initiative Fund for employment related projects

Inland Queensland Roads Action Project
(IQ-RAP)

IQ-RAP improves regional sustainability, productivity and safety on QLD’s inland road network

Aviation Industry Development Project

A project to develop the aviation industry in North and North West QLD

STEMBooster Project

A major skills and economic development initiative for a pipeline of STEM talent.

Our Region

Information and Statistics about Townsville and North West QLD

Grants and Funding

For the latest information on Grants and Funding

Regional Employment Trials Program

A Local Employment Initiative Fund for employment related projects

Inland Queensland Road Actions Program (IQ-RAP)

IQ-RAP improves regional sustainability, productivity and safety on QLD’s inland road network

Aviation Industry Development Project

A project to develop the aviation industry in North and North West QLD

STEMBooster Project

A major skills and economic development initiative for a pipeline of STEM talent.