Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national initiative which seeks to grow and strengthen the regions of Australia. Comprising 53 Committees, the RDA network covers metropolitan, rural and remote regions across the country. RDA Committees are strong advocates for their region and drivers of change and, as such, have a pivotal role in fostering regional economic development.
The RDA network strengthens partnership across all three tiers of government, regional business and the wider community to boost the economic capability and performance of regions. RDA Committees are active in promoting Australian Government programs and shepherding communities towards appropriate funding sources that will assist projects that work towards economic development
The role of RDA Wheatbelt is to support the 42 Local Governments, stakeholders and our broader community across all regional activities including transport, health, aged / disability care, infrastructure, agriculture, small business, education etc.
Connecting people with people, opportunities with solutions, ideas with implementation we –
- Provide funding application assistance with data, relevance, legitimacy and criteria compliance.
- Match projects to possible funding streams to improve the project’s potential to proceed and succeed.
- Partner with small business to leverage opportunities to secure Government funding and to participate in initiatives, such as the Lumen WRUC.
- Exchange information and network through eNewsletters, direct emails, Twitter, and by participating in relevant activities.
- Provide information on Wheatbelt issues and opportunities to Australian Government Ministers and Departments.
RDA Wheatbelt is the organisation that successfully applied for the Regional Universities Centre funding to deliver the Lumen WRUC program.
For more information, please visit the RDA Wheatbelt website rdawheatbelt.com.au or email