An Australian Government Initiative

Regional Development Australia




The below documents detail the underlying principles, roles, responsibilities and reports of RDA committees.

RDA Charter

RDA Committees operate under a charter PDF: 455 KB which focuses on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages and drive economic growth.

RDA Committee Member Appointments

Further to the reforms to the RDA program announced by the Australian Government on 18 August 2017, the processes for appointing Chairs, Deputy Chairs and members of RDA Committees have changed. Information on these new processes is now available at

RDA Committees can request a copy of the Appointments Guide via email to

Funding Agreement

RDA Funding Agreement 2018–2020

  • RDA Funding Agreement 2018–2020 outlines the purpose, outcomes and obligations for RDA Committees (template) PDF: 601 KB

RDA Better Practice Guide 2019

  • RDA Better Practice Guide 2019, includes RDA Funding Agreement 2018–2020 Report Templates and guidance for completing template PDF: 2561 KB DOC: 2925 KB