RDA Committees in Queensland are funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.
In Queensland there are 12 RDA Committees covering all areas of the state, including the Torres Strait Islands and metropolitan Brisbane.
Under the RDA charter, Queensland RDA Committees are responsible for:
- providing independent advice to all three levels of government on critical issues affecting their regions
- collaborating with relevant stakeholders to identify economic opportunities and leverage private and public sector investment to their regions
- connecting regional businesses, councils and industry sectors with international trade partners, financial markets and potential investors
- working closely with community leaders to identify priority activities that will drive regional economic development
- providing assistance to local communities to identify funding sources and develop project proposals to support economic growth
- promoting awareness of government programs in the RDA community
There are various groups of Queensland RDA Committees working collaboratively to identify common issues and priorities affecting broader regions of Queensland and Australia more broadly, such as Northern Australia, Northern Queensland and South East Queensland.