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 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 and prosperous regional South Australia with strong connections to its Capital City that enables world-leading social, economic and environmental living conditions for all of our regional communities
To strengthen regional South Australia by fostering positive and productive relationships and engagement between the South Australian RDA’s; different levels of government; industry; academia and community
The regional deal for regional SA would assist in delivering key initiatives to stimulate regionaleconomic and population growth by guiding policies and investments for transport,telecommunications, energy generation (including renewables), education, labour, and health, andinvestment in high quality transport links for supply chain efficiency.
To promote the key regional issues and engage stakeholders in the development of place based solutions, including feeding into Federal Government policy and program frameworks, Regional Development Australia Adelaide has agreed to coordinate, create and deliver an annual summit for the RDA South Australia network.
Regional Workforce Strategy
The SA RDA’s delivered in June 2021 a Strategic Workforce Paper, identifying the complex and interconnected barriers that are impeding an available and skilled regional workforce. RDA Adelaide has been asked by the RDA SA Boards to work with the identified public and private stakeholders to develop a strategy paper identifying resourcing and activity plans with assigned stakeholder responsibilities to implement agreed recommendations.