RDA News

COVID-19 Information

The Australian and Queensland Governments have announced various measures over recent days to support businesses and families at this difficult and challenging time.

We recommend visiting and regularly monitoring the Australian Government which has become a central portal for updates, health, community and business support information relating to COVID-19.  From this site you can also link to Queensland Government which also has useful information.

Local Governments will also be providing regular updates. 

Click here for a list of local governments in our region.

Publications and Reports

Queensland Regions Trading Globally 2018

Telecommunications Infrastructure Review 2012

Please click HERE for Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) documents

Submissions

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

2014

2013

Other Documents

NQ Pathfinder Action Plan

The NQ Region Pathfinder Project has brought together the knowledge and experience of local leaders and stakeholders to develop a plan, which capitalises on the region’s strengths, for the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NQ-ROC) through its Regional Economic Development Sub-committee (RED-ROC). This project is based on the partnership between The Regional Australia Institute and Queensland Government Department of State Development and Department of Education and Training, Townsville City Council, Charters Towers Regional Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Townsville Enterprise Ltd and Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland.

The action plan focusses economic resources on six priority areas which are:

  • Tourism growth
  • Asia gateway expansion
  • Human resources growth
  • More entrepreneurs
  • Lifting workforce skills
  • Value add for agriculture

The NQ Pathfinder Action Plan is designed to refresh the North Queensland Economic Development Plan 2014 – 2031 (NQ2031).  Download Action Plan

NQ2031 North Queensland Economic Development Plan 2014-2031

Adopted on 21 March 2014, NQ2031 is an initiative of the Regional Economic Development sub-committee of the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (RED-ROC). This highlevel committee was instigated to foster a greater level of regional unity and collaboration to drive economic development in North Queensland between the City of Townsville, Charters Towers Regional Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council and Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council.

The Strategic Regional Goals guiding the implementation of the NQ2031 vision are:

  • Infrastructure to drive population and economic growth
  • Innovation and developing new industries
  • Ensuring a strong and unified regional profile to maximise investment
  • Building the capabilities of our people in terms of skills and employment
  • Maintaining our great North Queensland lifestyle
 

MITEZ 50-Year Freight Infrastructure Plan / Final Report / May 2012

The RDA Townsville and North West Queensland Committee has been a partner with MITEZ and several other regional stakeholders, with the support of Infrastructure Australia, to develop the MITEZ 50-Year Freight Infrastructure Plan Final Report. 

RDA contributed funds and was an active member of the Working Group to develop the Plan.  The Plan addresses the growth forecasts of freight in the region and the challenges facing the Mount Isa to Townsville supply chain and the region it supports.  The goal is to increase productivity and attract investment into infrastructure to ensure well-managed, sustainable growth can occur.

Download Plan

 

The North West Regional Plan 2010-2031

Released by former Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Stirling Hinchliffe in Mount Isa on 10 August 2010, the plan is the Queensland Government’s long-term strategy for shaping the region over the 20-year period to 2031. The plan will help create a diverse local economy, protect the region’s lifestyle and environment, inform the delivery of educational and training opportunities and support healthy and safe communities.

The plan applies to five local government areas:

  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Mount Isa City Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
 

Townsville Futures Plan

The Townsville Futures Plan outlines a range of recommendations to determine the way forward for Townsville in a manner which will deliver significant benefits for the region into the future.  Two members of the RDA Townsville and North West Queensland Committee were members of the task force responsible for preparation of the plan.

 

RDA Media Releases

2020

2019

2018

2017

Archives

RDA to assist regions in applying for Building Better Regions Fund – 8 December 2016

Telecommunications Forum in Mount Isa – 24 November 2016

Tec-NQ another successful regional project- 17 November 2016

RDA welcomes funding to upgrade local bridges 18 January 2016

RDA welcomes investment in irrigation development – 23 February 2016

RDA encourages investment in local infrastructure – 15 January 2016

 

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Tec-NQ 8 December 2015

National Stronger Regions Fund 7 December 20115

Tennant Creek to Mount Isa Gas Pipeline 17 November 2015

Win for Rural and Remote Communities – 26 June 2015

RDA Chair welcomes commitment to Northern Australia – 19 June 2015

Region Punches Above its Weight in National Stronger Regions Fund – 13 May 2015

New RDA Committee Members to support region’s development – 19 March 2015

RDA Chair and Deputy Chair Announcements – 28 January 2015

National Stronger Regions Funding – Townsville Information Session – 10 October 2014

Regional Roads Forum – 28 August 2014

Development without Borders

Regional Roads Forum – 4 December 2013

RDA welcomes $8.9 million to visionary project to kick start our Digital Economy

RDA welcomes $3 million to Smart Algae Project in Ayr

RDA welcomes $500,000 to Burdekin PCYC Project

RDAF Round Three Successful Projects

RDA welcomes announcement of short-listed applicants for RDA Funding

RDA meets in Mount Isa

RDAF Rounds 3 and 4 Workshops

RDAF Rounds 3 and 4

Inspiring Tropical Australia Breakfast Forum – July 2012

RDA NWQ Announce New Chairman and Committee Members

RDAF Round 2

Workshops 2011

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.