RDA Northern Territory collaborates with the Northern Territory Government and the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory to identify and develop opportunities to improve economic, employment and trade linkages and ensuring integrated and aligned arrangements for regional engagement and economic development across the Northern Territory.
All 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
- assisting local communities to identify funding sources and develop project proposals to support economic growth
- promoting awareness of government programs in the RDA community.
The RDA NT Committee also works closely with seven other RDA Committees across northern Australia—four in Queensland and three in Western Australia— as the Northern RDA Alliance. The Alliance aims to jointly identify common issues and priorities affecting the broader region, and initiatives and projects which could benefit the economic development of the north of Australia.
Funding is provided by the Australian Government and is administered by the Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the Northern Territory Government.
For more information, go to RDA Charter.