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RDA Adelaide Metro

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national government initiative that seeks to strengthen and grow the regions and has been setup as a partnership between the Australian, state and territory and local governments. 

Within South Australia there are eight RDA Boards, consisting of RDA Adelaide Metro, and seven regional entities: RDA Barossa, RDA Far North, RDA Hills and Coasts, RDA Limestone Coast, RDA Murraylands & Riverland, RDA Yorke and Mid North, and RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula.

RDA Adelaide Metro is funded only by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, with a direct Commonwealth Government reporting relationship.  It seeks to create economic development growth both its own geographical region that covers 17 metropolitan councils, as well as supporting opportunities within and across the seven other South Australian RDA regions.


A vibrant, connected and prosperous metropolitan Adelaide and South Australia with world-leading social, economic and environmental living conditions for all of our communities


To strengthen metropolitan Adelaide and South Australia by fostering positive and productive relationships and engagement between the different levels of government, industry, academia and civil society

Featured Projects

South Australia’s Digital Empowerment

The ability for Regional South Australia to thrive will depend on its ability to access, integrate and use affordable and reliable technology. Currently there are real and perceived barriers to enable this. This issue is not new, but solutions must be found and enacted.

Northern Rail Bypass

Cost effective and efficient rail infrastructure will be key for South Australia to remain connected to a national framework and drive economic growth.

Regional Economic Development Ecosystem

This project will map the ecosystem of all players regionally assisting to drive economic development.

News & Events

Regional Development Australia

RDA welcome our new Board Member – Andrew Cooper

26 October 2020

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